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


Getting Here

The Shipwreck Treasure Museum is located on the south coast of Cornwall, in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Charlestown, with excellent public transport links to the nearby town of St Austell.

The Shipwreck Treasure Museum,
Quay Road,
St Austell,
PL25 3NJ

Arriving By Car

It is easy to travel to the Shipwreck Treasure Museum by car, however the historic port can become busy during the summer months, therefore we recommend arriving early to avoid traffic. From the A30 follow directions to St Austell, and you’ll find Charlestown is well signposted from here. We recommend parking in the Charlestown Car Park (charges apply) which is visible from the Shipwreck Treasure Museum and just a short walk away past the beautiful views of the historic harbour.

Sat Nav Reference – PL25 3NJ

Arriving By Bus

Buses to Charlestown run regularly from St Austell Bus Station. We recommend the route number 24, First Kernow. More information can be found on the First Group website here.

Arriving By Train

Charlestown is a short 5-10 minute car/bus journey from St Austell Train Station which is on the main train line from London Paddington to Penzance, making it accessible from a large part of the UK. Serviced by GWR, train times, routes and schedules are available on their website here.


If you still have any unanswered questions regarding travel arrangements to Charlestown, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01726 69897 and we’ll try our best to help you plan your day out.

01726 69897