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!
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.
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.
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!
This year, we’ve invited traders from Penzance’s historic Chapel Street area to select their favourite works from Penlee’s collection, giving their own unique take on the gallery’s art and artefacts.
World War One
The World War One exhibition contains information and artefacts relating to the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry, Cornwall's county regiment.
Catherine Haines: Souvenirs from the Underworld
Souvenirs from the Underworld New work exploring collections of objects that have good luck, fortune and memories attributed to them.