Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum

Newquay Heritage Archive and Museum

Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum provides a number of themed exhibitions relating to Newquay and Cornwall's historical and cultural heritage together with a variety of general displays and exhibitions. We have a large archive of historical information relating to Newquay for researchers.

Exhibits include interpretation boards recording the history of Newquay from the Stone Age to the present time with particular emphasis on the 19th century port, fishing industry, the lifeboat and the development of tourism. Our associated group 'Newquay Association for Cornish Heritage' has a large number of Cornish related books together with displays of maps and other items of Cornish interest.

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Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum - Located in central Newquay adjacent to the Bus Station and opposite the bottom of the St Georges Road car park. The archive & museum has FREE admittance, but a donation would be most appreciated as we rely entirely on the generosity of supporters.

http://newquayoldcornwall.org.uk/museum/HeritageArchiveMuseum.php

Trenance Cottages - We have a room with items of general and Newquay related interest in addition to that provided throughout Trenance Cottages, which has a reconstructed 19th century cottage showing how life was lived at home in the 19th century. This reopens from April 2018, but is available at other times by special request.

http://www.trenancecottages.co.uk/

Dairyland Museum - Admission is through the DairyLand Farm World on the outskirts of Newquay and is a seasonal museum. There is charge to enter the DairyLand complex and this includes entry to probably the finest agricultural heritage museum in the South West. Within the complex The Newquay Old Cornwall Society museum is currently also hosting exhibitions with exhibits from Redruth Old Cornwall Society museum.

http://www.dairylandfarmworld.com/cornish

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Entrance via Manor Road adjacent to the Piazza and Bus Station; opposite the bottom of St. George's Road car park

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We are adjacent to the Bus Station and within minutes of a public car park and all the town centre facilities.

We have a variety of postcards and books relating to the history of Newquay for sale

Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum is open from Wednesday to Friday 10.30am to 3.30pm and Saturday 10.00am to 12.00 noon.

Over a period of eighty years Newquay Old Cornwall Society has been actively recording and collecting artefacts, memorabilia and ephemera relating to Newquay and the surrounding area. We have one of the finest local history archive collections in Cornwall and our objectives are:-

To collect, safeguard and make accessible artefacts, specimens, films, photographs and documents and hold these in trust for the society.

To enable the people of Newquay and visitors to the town to explore the society's collection for inspiration, research and enjoyment.

Rooms 1A and 1B
Central House
4 - 6 Crantock Street
Newquay
Cornwall
Newquay
TR7 1JS

T: 01637 870611
E: nocs.archive@gmail.com

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Newquay Heritage Archive and Museum

Rooms 1A and 1B
Central House
4 - 6 Crantock Street
Newquay
Cornwall

Newquay, CORNWALL TR7 1JS