This small but interesting museum is situated just 50 metres from the harbour side in the ancient port of Padstow on the North Cornish Coast. Initially founded in 1971 by an enthusiastic group of local residents headed by retired boat builder Bill Lindsey, it holds a unique collection of artefacts, giving an insight into the history of the Port of Padstow over the past two centuries.
Padstow Museum is a progressive charity and is known worldwide. Why not visit us for a glimpse back to the past centuries.
Display of Harlyn Bay Burials
The relics displayed are some of those recovered on the 1911 dig at the site at Harlyn Bay. Thought to be Beaker people. Dig was led by Roddie Mallett. Items on loan from RCM Truro. This display is now discontinued, the artefacts have been stored. But can be viewed by arrangement.
Padstow Mayday Start of the Morning Festivities
It is customary for the Blue Oss to emerge from the Institute at 10am followed by the Red Oss (Old Oss) from the Golden Lion at 11am. Both Oss's process around the town by different routes during the day culminating in the Farewell at the Maypole in the evening
Admission & prices
Donations would be appreciated as we are dependent on the support and generosity of our visitors to cover the overhead running costs.
Easter - October
Monday - Fridays
10-30 am - 4.30pm
10.30am - 1.pm
Other times by Appointment contact John Buckingham 01841532470 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
School and organised parties
are welcome by prior arrangement.
Town walks can be organised by prior arrangement by contacting John Buckingham.
Just 50 metres from the bandstand & harbourside opposite Barclays Bank
Due to the constriction of the building which houses the Museum we only have limited facilites, As we are in the centre of town, normal public services are at hand.
Disabled access is not easy due to stairway to 1st floor
Arrival by car.
The nearest car parking facilities are at either the Padstow Town Council car park or the Padstow Harbour Commissioners park both at South Quay, which is approximately five minutes level walking distance around the harbour side.
Disabled access is difficult due to museum being located on the 1st floor.
T: 01841532470 or 01841532620
E: email@example.com or museum @chynoweth.co.uk
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