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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Stranded

Scouring the Cornish and Norfolk coastlines for flotsam, artist Jo Atherton collects fishing line, netting and other unexpected items for her colourful tapestries.

Stranded

Michel Francois

Michel Francois uses ancient techniques to create functional vessels.

Michel Francois

Joanna Wason

Our forthcoming exhibition is a display of new work by Joanna Wason.

Joanna Wason

Museum news

  • Open for 2015
    24.04.2015

    St Hilary Heritage Centre is now open for the summer.   In addition to our regular exhibition we have a display of St Hilary Parish Council Minute books an.....

  • Gallipoli April 25th 1915
    24.04.2015

    Turkey having entered the war as an ally of Germany on the 29th October 1914, Winston Churchill secured War Cabinet approval for action in the Dardanelles., He .....

  • Gallipoli April 25th 1915
    24.04.2015

    Turkey having entered the war as an ally of Germany on the 29th October 1914, Winston Churchill secured War Cabinet approval for action in the Dardanelles., He .....

  • Crowd funder opportunity
    24.04.2015

    One of our volunteers Linda King has written a book about 30 of the lesser known archaeology sites in West Penwith and to raise the printing costs she is using .....

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