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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Robin Welch Six Decades of Pots

Robin Welch was born in 1936, and over a 60 year career has developed a considerable reputation firstly as a production potter, and latterly for his highly expressive individual pots.

Robin Welch   Six Decades of Pots

Speak Cornish Quiz

A new permanent feature at the museum is our Cornish Quiz! Follow the trail around the museum and learn the Cornish words for some of our favourite objects!.

Speak Cornish Quiz

The Campaign Trail: Sir Hussey Vivian – from Waterloo to Westminster

June 18th 2015 sees the 200th anniversary of The Battle of Waterloo.

The Campaign Trail: Sir Hussey Vivian – from Waterloo to Westminster

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