Liskeard & District Museum

Liskeard and District Museum

Liskeard is an ancient Cornish town where history interweaves with mining and agriculture. Displays include mining and geological artefacts.

Explore the development of the town from Mesolithic settlers to the present time. Liskeard &n District Museum is an interpretation point for the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

  • World Heritage Site

    For more information about Cornish mining click below on "More Collections"

Admission & prices

Open daily from 15th February 2016 from 10 am with last admissions from 2 pm

For enquiries about Family History, email:
or phone 01579 346087

Free Entry & Disabled Facilities

Find us

In town centre, one kilometre from Liskeard Railway Station.
Buses Western Greyhound 572, 592

Short Stay Car Parks: Westbourne, Sungirt
Long Stay Car Park: Sungirt

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  • Discover your ancestors

    Discover your ancestors

    DISCOVER YOUR ANCESTORS   If you are interested in discovering who your ancestors were, where they lived and what they did but do not know what to do or how to start then come to the Public Hall in West Street, Li......

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  • Brand new toy collection comes to Liskeard and District Museum

    Brand new toy collection comes to Liskeard and District Museum

    Liskeard & District Museum were thrilled when well known Toy Collector, Phil Chapman of The Toy Propshop approached us to ask if we would like to house a selection of some of his rare and iconic toys to display along......

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  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

Tourist Information Centre

Interactive displays

Vintage Postcards, mineral specimens and local jewellery for sale.

Historic town centre location with cafes,library and shops in easy reach

Heritage Town Trail Maps available

Visit the Daniel Gumb Room, where you can examine minerals under a giant microscope with the " Enlightened Eye". Then you can create your own artwork and have it uploaded on our website!

Discover colourful local characters from the past, such as our renowned architect Henry Rice, who designed Forester's Hall, which houses the museum with its Venetian Gothic frontage containing stone from local quarries. Liskeard also has a wonderful heritage trail to be enjoyed!

There is a small camera collection and photography paraphernalia by local photographers.

Learn about Emily Hobhouse, a local girl born in 1860 in St., Ive. Her courage changed the lives of many people in the Boer War. Now her ashes lie under the Women's Memorial, in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

And of course, there are other farming and local history stories to be discovered.

Foresters Hall
Pike St.
PL14 3JE

T: 01579 346087

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Liskeard and District Museum

Foresters Hall
Pike St.

Liskeard, CORNWALL PL14 3JE