we have over 50 museums in cornwall

Inspiring, artistic, surprising, stunning, awesome, fun, unique, interesting, encyclopaedic, amazing, quirky, extraordinary, rare, controversial, informative, illuminating, fascinating, authentic, authoritative, knowledgeable, educational, humorous, odd, challenging, astounding, cabinets of curiosities, nostalgic, cool, reflective, looking back into past worlds and lives!

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art, technology, industry, coast or town - you decide

Amazing stories, amazing collections! Museums are jam packed with facinating stories of the people and places that make up Cornwall's rich and varied heritage. Be inspired to become part of that story and get involved in a museum.

bring the family - everyone welcome

The Museums in Cornwall are holding events throughout the year for all the family, particularly during the holidays.

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bring your lessons alive!

Visit a museum to help bring history alive and enable your class to see real historic artefacts! Look at the learning pages for the activities in museums.

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discover cornwall's unique heritage

Discover the diverse and varied heritage of Cornwall through museums!

We can guarantee to tell you something new. We even have pasties and surfboards!

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Sons and Daughters of the Soil

To coincide with UN’s 2015: International Year of Soils, this exhibition takes a look at the many ways in which soil was represented by the artists of the Newlyn School, alongside a selection of work by present-day artists Joanne Elks, Kurt Jackson, Philip Lyons and Michael Strang.

Sons and Daughters of the Soil

Mark Griffiths 40 Years

The Leach Pottery St Ives presents a celebratory exhibition of work by Shropshire based potter Mark Griffiths to mark his 40th year as a professional potter.

Mark Griffiths 40 Years

Great Big Gig Build

In a first for the Maritime Museum, this exciting new project will see a team of wounded, injured and sick armed forces personnel and veterans building their own specially adapted Cornish pilot gig to compete in the 2016 World Pilot Gig Championships.

Great Big Gig Build

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