Perranzabuloe Museum in Perranporth
PERRANZABULOE, meaning 'Perran in the sands', is one of the largest parishes in Cornwall. The biggest centre of population is PERRANPORTH where the Museum is located.
Come and see how the area has developed, from its earliest beginnings; the arrival of St Piran; the growth of fishing, farming and mining; the development and closure of the railway; to the tourist resort it has become today. We are proud that the first POLDARK stories were written in Perranporth where the author Winston Graham lived for 34 years. Another local personality was Donald Healey. He was born in Perranporth in 1898 and won the Monte Carlo Rally in 1931. He is best remembered for his design of Healey sports cars.
Oddfellows Charter for the Tywarnhayle Branch
Many local families are represented on the Oddfellows board of past members next to this charter.
The earliest body boards made in Perranporth in the 1920s
After the First World War a local undertaker made wooden boards or 'coffin lids' for the new sport of surf bathing.
Stool from Nobel's Munitions Factory
Cligga Head near Perranporth was chosen as a suitable site for munitions works and explosives factory at the beginning of the 20th century. Alfred Nobel created the Nobel Peace Prize, it is believed, to compensate for the destruction his inventions had caused.
Banner from Perranwell Sunday School
Perranwell Chapel is now being developed as a private dwelling. Many chapels in the area have been closed but the influence of Methodism in social events remains, for example 'Faith Suppers' where everyone brings food to share and has faith that there will be enough to go round.
Admission & prices
Opening Times 2017
Thursday April to end of October
Mon to Fri 10.30 - 16.30
Sat 11.00 - 13.00
Other times by arrangement email
Located next to the Methodist Church in Ponsmere Road, Perranporth, TR6 0BW
* Children's trolley with jigsaws, word searches and quizzes always available.
* Disabled access via stairlift.
* Wheelchair available in gallery with disabled access to toilet facilities.
* Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome at our discretion
PERRANZABULOE MUSEUM was the first volunteer-run museum in Cornwall to receive ACCREDITATION in October 2012 under the new standard. This is a nationally recognised standard of quality from ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND.
We are now awaiting confirmation of the update of our accreditation for the new round.
T: 01872 573321 during open times
Exhibitions and Projects
13 Apr 17 to 27 Oct 17
Our videos Click on the play button below to view our videos
Perranporth, CORNWALL TR6 0BW