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


Rainy Day

We all know that the British weather can be unpredictable – gorgeous blue skies one moment, grey clouds and rain the next. Luckily, the Shipwreck Treasure Museum makes for a perfect day out regardless of the weather.

Entirely undercover, the Shipwreck Treasure Museum, located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Charlestown, allows you to venture to the furthest corners of the world and descend to the depths of the ocean floor whilst remaining completely dry and sheltered. Discover more than 8,000 finds from over 150 shipwrecks. Marvel at the only intact barrel of coins ever recovered from a wreck. There are gold bullion bars, ingots of copper, ship surgeon’s medicine bottles, barnacled tea sets, corroded cutlery, stacks of cannon balls and once-deadly shells and shot!

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 whatever the weather. Discover more about family visits here.