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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Michel Francois

Michel Francois uses ancient techniques to create functional vessels.

Michel Francois

Harbour Market Window 2014 by Jess Polglase

Taking influence from architecture, Jess Polglase photographs site-specific ceilings and reduces them to pure line.

Harbour Market Window 2014 by Jess Polglase

Then and Now: An Enchanted Landscape

A new exhibition at Penlee House Gallery & Museum in Penzance, ‘Then & Now: An Enchanted Landscape’ takes the modern visitor on an intriguing tour following in the footsteps of nineteenth and early twentieth century Penzance tourists.

Then and Now: An Enchanted Landscape

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