Mevagissey Museum

Mevagissey Museum

Located on Mevagissey's fabulous inner fishing harbour, the museum houses a number of collections of local interest and is its self housed in a old building dating back to 1745 when it was used for the construction and repair of smuggling vessels. The Museum fills three floors with exhibits, large and small.

The Ground Floor is suitable for wheelchairs, and there is a stair lift between the ground and first floors The Museum is completely indoors so perfect for a rainy day. For the younger visitors there is a teddy bear and pirate hunt to keep them amused.

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  • Pears Soap

    Andrew Pears was born in Mevagissey around 1768 and apprenticed as a hairdresser in Fowey. He went to London to seek his fortune and began to experiment with making rouges, creams and soaps. He invented Pears Soap which soon became a household name.

Admission & prices

The museum is currently closed due to Covid-19.

Free Entry

Opening Hours:


Easter to October
11am - 4pm

July and August
11am - 5pm

Find us

From St Austell, take the B3273 to Mevagissey, a distance of approximately 6 miles. The Museum is in the Inner Harbour, at the end of the East Wharf.


  • Wheelchair access
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

There are a number of car parks in Mevagissey all within easy walking distance.

The ground floor is suitable for wheelchairs

There is a stair lift between the ground and first floors

Some recent comments from visitors on Trip Advisor include:

££Treasure trove of a museum££

££Cluttered and quirky, and all the better for it!"

" Fascinating museum with lots of character££

Checkout the reviews on Trip Advisor for yourself.

PL26 6QR

T: 01726 843568

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Mevagissey Museum

Mevagissey, CORNWALL PL26 6QR