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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.


Shipwreck Treasure Museum

Life and loss at sea. The lure of the search. The reveal of the find. The Shipwreck Treasure Museum is a place of peril and possibility, where a seabed full of salvaged stories waits to be explored…

Our permanent treasure trove

Dive into our one-of-a-kind museum packed to the rafters with thousands of artifacts from hundred of wrecks.

See the only intact barrel of coins ever recovered from a wreck, feel the weight of a cannon ball and imagine the devastation it wrought in battle at sea.

From gold bullion bars, to the Heart of the Ocean, to the manillas used to sell people stolen from their homes and forced into slavery, there are stories of hardship and horror, hope and hair-raising feats of human instinct, each one a doorway into a world of imaginings.

8000 artefacts, 165 shipwrecks and 15000 lives.

You’ll travel back in time and imagine what it was like to be a member of the British Navy,  learn the emotional tale of the RMS Mendi, sail your way through the ‘floating palace’ that is the RMS Titanic, discover why the HMS Edinburgh was known as ‘Edinburgh Gold’ and find out why the jagged coastlines of Cornwall and Devon have claimed over 5000 ships.

With 165 shipwrecks to explore, our timeless collection has a plethora of artefacts from the smallest dinghies to the largest cargo ships.

What will you discover?