Find out about: Liskeard and District Museum

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Liskeard & 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.


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  • Toilets On-Site

    Toilets On-Site

  • Wheelchair access

    Wheelchair Access

  • Childrens activities

    Family friendly

  • Gift Shop

    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

Exhibitions and Projects

  • The Story of Childhood and Toys

    The Story of Childhood and Toys

    15 February 16 to 16 October 16

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The Story of Childhood and Toys

The Story of Childhood and Toys

When: 15 February 2016 to 16 October 2016
Where: Liskeard & District Museum

A brand new exhibition of iconic and sometimes rare toys spanning the Edwardian period right through to the 1990s. From nineteen to ninety- there will be something exciting for everyone to see. In addition, visit the Victorian schoolroom, follow the Teddy Trail and pick up your sticker.

Runs Daily from 10am with last admissions from 2pm

FREE admission. Everyone welcome

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Our Collections

Visit the Daniel Gumb Room, where you can enjoy our computer interactive mining and geological exhibition, including the Enlightened Eye, where 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.

And we have a famous suffragette, Emily Hobhouse, an incredibly courageous lady who changed the lives of many people in the Boer War, whose ashes are under the Women's Memorial, in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

And of course, there is some farming and other local history stories to be discovered.Our artefacts, models, maps and documents are becoming a valuable resource for anybody wanting to know about mining in Liskeard and the Caradon Area.


World Heritage Site

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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