Find out about: Fowey Museum

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Fowey Museum

Fowey museum may be a small one room affair,housed in one of the oldest buildings in the town dating back to the 15th century, but it is packed to the ceiling with interesting artifacts illustrating some of the rich and varied history of this harbour town and its inhabitants. Some of the displays are changed every year so that we can commemorate local events. Regular items on show are the cape worn by Garibaldi during his Italian campaign, boat building tools from the days of sail, the 'finds' from Fowey area including the contents of a medieval garde-robe. We celebrate our many litterary connections, civic pride and maritime heritage.
A cabinet of curiosities.

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Facilities

  • Childrens activities

    Family friendly

*Dogs on leads are also welcome, if they are not soaking wet!
* Children's quiz and Kernocopia box provides interactive amusement while learning a little about boating activities
* There is no designated car parking at the museum but there is a town mini bus, which stops nearby, to take you back to your parked car if you don't fancy the walk.

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Our Collections

Our collections include interesting artifacts illustrating some of the rich and varied history of this harbour town and its inhabitants. Some of the displays are changed every year so that we can commemorate local events.

 

Contents of a Garderobe

During a recent excavation in Fowey, archaeologists discovered the contents of a medieval garderobe - a toilet! Scientific analysis provides a fascinating insight into the Cornish menus of the day! Over time, this has filled up with other interesting rubbish.

Contents of a Garderobe
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Admission & Prices

Museum open Easter to end September

Monday to Friday

10.30am - 16.30 pm

Last entry 16.00hrs.

Adults: £1

Children: under 16 or in full time education - free.