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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Jamaican connections

An artistic celebration of the links between Falmouth and Jamaica, featuring Henry Scott Tuke, Barrington Watson.

Jamaican connections

Jessica Cooper

This exhibition features the designs, drawings and prints resulting from painter and printmaker Jess Cooper’s exploration of textile design.

Jessica Cooper

Cornish Light: Nottingham 1894 Revisited

In 1894, Nottingham Castle Museum held a ground-breaking exhibition that gave an overview of a new wave in British art, sweeping in from a remote, little-known area of the country.

Cornish Light: Nottingham 1894 Revisited

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