Charlestown Harbour & Shipwreck Museum is a great day out for all the family. These two popular attractions have come together to make a truly fascinating and fun experience. The Museum holds over 8,000 items and there are new exhibitions for 2019 including a stunning installation by local artist Jo Downs. When you enter the Inner Harbour you step back in time, with exhibits such as a Cooperage and Blacksmithery. There’s the opportunity to go on board the classic ship Kajsamoor which is great for children – pirate Captain Cutlass might even be on board!
Tickets to the experience can be purchased at either the Shipwreck Museum or the Harbour Ticket Booth.
Charlestown has a rich and fascinating history that visitors can explore during a scenic tour of the Inner Harbour.
Charlestown has an incredibly varied history from its early beginnings exporting copper and tin through to modern times. From Charles Rashleigh and John Smeaton through to The Three Musketeers and Poldark, there are many fascinating facts about this stunning and unique spot on the South Cornwall Coast.
Charlestown Harbour is synonymous with some of the most famous TV and film productions. It’s unspoilt working harbour and surrounding areas have made it perfect for the likes of Poldark, Dr Who, The Three Musketeers and Taboo.
Our 3D virtual tour of Charlestown Harbour was filmed in the winter and gives a glimpse of the beauty of the Harbour and surrounding areas. Click on the information icons for some fascinating facts and details.
The Charlestown Harbour Team does everything from maintain our World Heritage Site, to manage the working Harbour, to providing a fascinating visitor experience and coordinating film productions.
We run a variety events and markets throughout the year. These include food and drink markets selling local produce, music events, seasonal celebrations and other exciting events. Our events are updated on our Facebook and Instagram pages.