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The Shipwreck Treasure Museum and Shackleton's Legacy are open daily from 10am-4pm with last admission at 3.30pm.



We’re open to adventurers of all ages. Find out what there is for everyone to do, and seek out special family offers.

Family Friendly

Fearless families should prepare to embark on an adventure through history and heroics at our museum of peril and possibility. You’ll find there’s something for all ages to discover at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum, making a trip to Charlestown the perfect family day out.

Special Event Trails

If you’re lucky enough to visit us on a special occasion, we might just turn your trip into a treasure hunt!  Our trails lead youngsters on chilling adventures, though daring tales of adventure and around our cabinets of curiosities, feeding inquisitive minds and encouraging all ages to look deeper at the treasures on display! Check out our What’s On page to see when the next one’s rolling in!

Special Events

With incredible family-friendly events running throughout school holiday periods, there’s always something new to discover at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum. From our Easter Wonderland to Europe’s longest tunnel of festive lights, once you attend one of our unforgettable events you’ll be wanting to come back again and again.

For a full list of events, click here.

A Day Out In Charlestown

Charlestown is a great place for all generations to enjoy a day out and create memories in Cornwall. As well as a hoard of treasures awaiting families in the Shipwreck Treasure Museum, there are also shops, restaurants and two beautiful beaches to entice visitors to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Arts, crafts and antique shops like Jangles Jewellers, Atishoo Gallery and The Old Workshop can be browsed in the beautiful historic port. Perfect for purchasing keepsakes, before settling down on the granite quay wall with a refreshing sorbet or delicious ice cream from the award-winning Tall Ships Creamery.

Take in the views of the harbour and sea, before sampling some authentic Cornish Moonshine at Rebellion Roast house whilst wondering how you can smuggle a bottle or two home with you.

To find out more about things to do in Charlestown, click here.