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.

Look at our events for the latest information or follow us on Twitter.

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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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Exhibition of Gyotaku Fish Prints

This will be a combined exhibition of a selection of both Cornish school children's and adults' prints from the 2014/2015 Porthmeor Gyotaku workshops.

Exhibition of Gyotaku Fish Prints

Newquay and World War 1

Furthur elements of  our WW1 exhibition are now in place;  featuring the lead up to the War and the accident which caused the deaths of three crew members of the Dreadnaght HMS Monarch during a visit to Newquay imediately preceding the outbreak of war.

Newquay and World War 1

World War 1

We have a specialy prepared display of WWI related objects along with many images and personal effects from those who served in that conflict.

World War 1

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