Liskeard & District Museum

Liskeard and District Museum

Liskeard is an ancient Cornish town with a fantastic museum. This year explore the use of tin in everyday life with the 'Tin, Toys and Tales' exhibition.

See iconic toys from the past such as James Bond's Golden Gun and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Learn about the history of the area and the many trades and crafts which flourished in the past. The museum is part of the World Heritage Site for Mining. Displays include mining and geological artefacts. Explore the development of the town from Mesolithic settlers to the present time.. from the Iron Age to the Plastic Age!

  • World Heritage Site

    From 1700 to 1914, the metal mining industry played a vital role in transforming our way of life. Tin and lead are just two of the minerals which were mined in this area.

  • Mining and Geology

    Visit the Daniel Gumb Room to see the story of the tin, silver copper and other amazing minerals

  • Local People

    Explore local characters and trades from the past. Learn about Emily Hobhouse who changed the lives of many during the Boer War.

  • The problem with plastic

    Learn about the impact of plastic on our environment in this exciting new exhibition

  • Tin Toys

    Toys were not always made of plastic. See fantastic examples from the history of toys.

Admission & prices

Open Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturday 10am - 1pm

Free Entry & Disabled Facilities.

For enquiries about Family History, email:

Would you like to Get Involved with the museum as a volunteer? Email for more information.

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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    Filming at Liskeard Museum

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  • Kids in Museums

    Kids in Museums

    Here at Liskeard and District Museum we welcome visitors of all ages and abilities, but we especially love to see children in our museum! So if you care for children, are a grandparent or parent, or if you are an organi......

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

The museum is open from Feb 13th to October 31st 2017 Monday - Saturday

Tourist Information Centre is open all year round for gifts, maps and tickets for local events and travel.

Free Entry & Disabled Facilities.

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