Find out about: 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.
Tourist Information Centre
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
Our Next Event
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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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.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 01579 346087
Free Entry & Disabled Facilities