Fowey Museum

Fowey Museum

Fowey museum may be a 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 artefacts 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.

  • 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.

Admission & prices

Please note this information is for Fowey Museum. The MAD Museum is a separate organisation.

2021 Opening times May to September:

Monday to Friday

10.30am - 16.30 pm

Last entry 16.00 pm

Adults: £1

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

Researchers, school groups and home education groups welcome by appointment from October - please contact the Curator for more information.

Find us

From the Main Car Park in Hanson Drive, follow the signs for Town Centre, as you go down the hill you will see the magnificent towers of Place House and St Fimbarrus Church. At the bottom of Lostwithiel Street is Trafalgar Square.


  • Childrens activities

*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.

There is no designated car parking at the museum but there is a local town mini bus which stops nearby (this bus goes between town and car parks).
There are a few steps to the museum which makes access unsuitable for wheelchairs.
There are a couple of disabled parking spaces nearby.
There are no toilet facilities at the museum but public facilities are nearby.
Fowey has plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants, all within an easy walk.
We are building our own archive and welcome people to browse our researched material for themselves or even add information for others to enjoy.

Fowey Museum
Trafalgar Square
PL23 1AY

T: The Curator: 01726 852458

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Fowey Museum

Fowey Museum
Trafalgar Square