Find out about: Redruth Old Cornwall Society Museum

About Us

Redruth Old Cornwall Society Museum

Redruth Old Cornwall Society Museum is part of Tolgus Tin at Cornwall Gold and is located on New Portreath Rd, between Redruth and Portreath.

We are always looking for help in running the museum. Anyone wishing to get involved, please contact us.


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  • Parking available

    Parking Available

  • Toilets On-Site

    Toilets On-Site

  • Wheelchair access

    Wheelchair Access

  • Cafe on-site

    Refreshments On-Site

  • Childrens activities

    Family friendly

  • Gift Shop

    Gift Shop

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Our Collections

In the Museum


The Mining Section

The mining section contains a number of mine lamps including some carbide lamps which produce and burn acetylene (C2H2). These were used in the tin mining industry from about 1900.

The Mining Section

The Mineral Collection

The mineral collection includes many Neolithic flint spear heads, arrow heads and scrapers. The majority of these were found in the Carn Brea area.

The Mineral Collection

The Brewery Collection

The Brewery collection is mainly made up of artefacts from the Redruth Brewery. Redruth Brewery started in 1742 and closed in 2004.

The Brewery Collection

Theatre and Music

The Theatre and Music section has among the collection some of the old Redruth Amateur Operatic Society programmes.

Theatre and Music
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Admission & Prices

The museum is open 6 days a week 10:00am to 4:00pm until the end of October subject to volunteer availability