Liskeard & District Museum

Liskeard and District Museum

Liskeard is an ancient Cornish town where history interweaves with mining and agriculture. This year explore the use of tin in everyday life with the 'Tin, Toys and Tales' exhibition.

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, where you can enjoy our computer interactive mining and geological exhibition.

  • Local People

    Explore colourful local characters and trades from the past.

  • Emily Hobhouse

    Learn about local lady Emily Hobhouse who changed the lives of many people in the Boer War.

Admission & prices

Museum opens 13th February - October (closed November - January)

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

Museum news

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  • Thank you to all our visitors !

    Thank you to all our visitors !

    We would like to thank everyone who has supported Liskeard and District Museum in 2016 and we look forward to welcoming you to our updated exhibitions next year when we reopen in February......

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  • Museum seasonal closure

    Museum seasonal closure

    The museum closes for the winter on the 29th October to allow for maintenence to the building and updates to the exhibitions......

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

The museum is now CLOSED for the winter season to allow for exhibition updates. Open again Feb 13th 2017.

Note: the Tourist Information Centre is still open 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