Museum list

Below find our Cornwall museums in alphabetical list format

  • Barbara Hepworth Museum

    Barbara Hepworth Museum

    St Ives

    Gain a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain's most important 20th century artists with a visit to the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Scultpure Garden, previously Trewyn studio, where the artist lived and worked.

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  • Bodmin Keep: Cornwall's Army Museum

    Bodmin Keep: Cornwall's Army Museum


    Bodmin Keep has been standing proudly near the centre of town for over 150 years.

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  • Bodmin Town Museum

    Bodmin Town Museum

    Bodmin, PL31 2HQ

    Local History Museum.

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  • Botallack Mine

    Botallack Mine

    Botallack Mine, situated on the cliffs north of the village of Botallack, is one of Cornwall's most famous and most photographed historic mining sites.

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  • Bude Castle Heritage Centre

    Bude Castle Heritage Centre


    The Bude Castle was once the home of Sir Goldsworthy Gurney the inventor of the Steam Carriage.

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  • Callington Heritage Centre

    Callington Heritage Centre


    The Heritage Centre is housed in an old chapel within the Town Cemetery.

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  • Constantine Museum

    Constantine Museum


    Constantine is one of the largest villages in Cornwall and has had its own local history museum since June 2005.

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  • Cotehele



    Cotehele is a medieval house, rebuilt in Tudor times with later alterations, owned by the Edgcumbes from 1353 until it passed to the National Trust in 1947.

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  • East Pool Mine (National Trust)

    East Pool Mine (National Trust)


    At the very heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site sit these two great beam engines, originally powered by high-pressure steam boilers introduced by local hero Richard Trevithick.

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  • Elliotts Grocery Store

    Elliotts Grocery Store


    A grocery store from the last century presenting the visitor with a time capsule of days gone by when personal service and home deliveries were the order of the day.

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  • Falmouth Art Gallery

    Falmouth Art Gallery


    Falmouth Art Gallery is family friendly and free and one of the leading art galleries in the South West.

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  • Fowey Museum

    Fowey Museum


    Fowey museum may be a small one room affair,housed in one of the oldest buildings in the town dating back to the 15th century, but it is packed to the ceiling with interesting artifacts illustrating some of the rich and varied history of this harbour town and its inhabitants.

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  • Geevor Tin Mine

    Geevor Tin Mine


    Perched on the Cornish coastline, Geevor Tin Mine is the largest preserved tin mining site in Europe.

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  • Gerrans Parish Heritage and Information Centre

    Gerrans Parish Heritage and Information Centre


    The history of the parish is illustrated with displays depicting Farming through the Ages, the Fishing Industry, Education, Domesday Book entries, the Manors, World Wars, Coastguards, Churches, Chapels and much more.

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  • Grampound with Creed Heritage Centre

    Grampound with Creed Heritage Centre

    A small village with a BIG history.

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  • Hayle Heritage Centre

    Hayle Heritage Centre


    Hayle Heritage Centre provides a fascinating history of the town and surrounding area of Hayle.

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  • King Edward Mine

    King Edward Mine


    The oldest complete mine site in Cornwall King Edward Mine Museum in Troon, near Camborne specialises in the history of Cornish mining, telling the remarkable story of how the mine has survived for 100 years.

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  • Lanhydrock



    Lanhydrock is the perfect country house and estate, with the feel of a wealthy but unpretentious family home.

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  • Lawrence House Museum, Launceston

    Lawrence House Museum, Launceston


    Delightful local museum, situated in a fine Georgian house, contains themed rooms on 3 floors & a wonderful garden with fine views, ideal for picnics on fine days.

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  • Leach Pottery

    Leach Pottery

    St. Ives

    Founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, the Leach Pottery is probably the most famous and certainly the most influential studio pottery in the world.

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  • Levant Mine and Beam Engine

    Levant Mine and Beam Engine

    St Just

    In its dramatic cliff-top setting on the edge of the Atlantic ocean, Levant was, for 110 years, 'the queen of Cornwall's submarine mines' with undersea levels stretching over a mile out under the sea at a depth of over 600 metres.

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  • Liskeard and District Museum

    Liskeard and District Museum


    Interactive fun for all the family.

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  • Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre

    Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre

    Lizard Lighthouse & Heritage Centre, a fun, interactive, visitor experience.

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  • Looe Museum

    Looe Museum

    First built as a guildhall c.

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    Lostwithiel was founded in the twelfth century by the Norman lords who lived in Restormel Castle.

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  • Mary Newmans Cottage

    Mary Newmans Cottage


    This Grade 11 listed cottage is managed by the Tamar Protection Society and is the oldest building in Saltash, dating from around 1480.

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  • Mevagissey Museum

    Mevagissey Museum

    Located on the left-hand side of Mevagissey's fabulous inner fishing harbour the Mevagissey Museum is listed as the area's top attraction on Trip Advisor and is free for all.

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  • Mount Edgcumbe House

    Mount Edgcumbe House


    Mount Edgcumbe is a stately home located in the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park.

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  • Museum of Cornish Life, Helston

    Museum of Cornish Life, Helston


    Step through the unassuming doors of The Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, for a truly breath-taking surprise! This lovely old fashioned museum, housed in the town’s historic Market Buildings, is spread over five display halls on three floors, and the thousands of objects will keep you fascinated, entertained, and coming back for more! The museum houses one of the largest social history collections in the South West, and ranges from archaeological evidence of the earliest settlers to the Lizard Peninsula, to a fully stocked 1950s kitchen.

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  • Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

    Museum of Witchcraft and Magic


    The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle, Cornwall, houses the world's largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts and regalia.

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  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    National Maritime Museum Cornwall


    Winner of the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2014, silver winner of UK Heritage Attraction of the Year at the British Travel Awards 2014 and Best Museum at the Cornwall Today Awards 2014, the Maritime Museum has 15 galleries, over five floors illustrating the past, present and future of our island nation.

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  • National Trust Godolphin

    National Trust Godolphin

    Discover Godolphin, one of the most fashionable houses in Cornwall in the 17th century.

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  • Newlyn Art Gallery

    Newlyn Art Gallery


    Newlyn Art Gallery exists because of a long history of contemporary art making in the far west of Cornwall and has celebrated contemporary art and supported the artists that produce it for more than 120 years.

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  • Newquay Heritage Archive and 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.

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  • Padstow Museum

    Padstow Museum


    Padstow Museum has moved from the old venue to Station House South Quay, we are now housed in the annexe of Padstow Town Council offices, adjacent to the Council car/coach park at the end of the Camel Trail.

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  • Penlee House Gallery and Museum

    Penlee House Gallery and Museum


    Penlee House Gallery & Museum is the only Cornish venue specialising in the Newlyn School and early St Ives artists (c.

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  • Penryn Town Museum

    Penryn Town Museum


    This museum of curiosities is housed in Penryn's old Market House.

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  • Perranzabuloe Museum in Perranporth

    Perranzabuloe Museum in Perranporth


    PERRANZABULOE, meaning 'Perran in the sands', is one of the largest parishes in Cornwall.

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  • Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling and Fishing

    Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling and Fishing


    A small Museum located right on the harbourside of the beautiful fishing village of Polperro.

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  • Porthmeor Studios and Cellars

    Porthmeor Studios and Cellars

    St Ives

    Porthmeor Studios is a complex of artists' studios, built on top of eighteenth century pilchard cellars below.

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  • Redruth Old Cornwall Society Museum

    Redruth Old Cornwall Society Museum

    Museum closed for the winter season.

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  • Royal Cornwall Museum

    Royal Cornwall Museum


    'The Royal Cornwall Museum is an essential place to come to if you are fascinated by Cornwall' - Kurt Jackson, artist If you want to see an unwrapped Egyptian mummy, explorers medicine chest and a wide range of Cornish and British art then head to the Royal Cornwall Museum.

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  • Saltash Heritage

    Saltash Heritage


    Saltash Heritage Museum and Local History Centre.

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  • St Agnes Museum

    St Agnes Museum

    St. Agnes

    An award-winning volunteer-run Museum comprising information, artefacts and curios relating to the Parish of St.

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  • St Hilary Heritage Centre

    St Hilary Heritage Centre

    Near Penzance

    Discover the fascinating story of St Hilary.

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  • St Ives Museum

    St Ives Museum

    St Ives

    The Museum is located in the heart of the old St Ives fishing community of Downlong.

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  • Tate St Ives

    Tate St Ives

    St Ives

    Inspiring art and breath-taking scenery meet at Tate St Ives.

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  • Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

    Telegraph Museum Porthcurno


    Discover Cornwall hidden story and amazing global connections.

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  • Tintagel Old Post Office

    Tintagel Old Post Office


    Nestling among the modern buildings of Tintagel high street, this unusual and atmospheric 14th-century yeoman's farmhouse, with a famously wavy roof, beckons the curious to explore.

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  • Wadebridge and District Museum

    Wadebridge and District Museum


    Our Museum opened on 28th September 2013, part of the new Trebur House development at the corner of Cross Street and Chapel Lane in Wadebridge.

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  • Wheal Martyn

    Wheal Martyn

    St Austell

    Set in 26 acres of woodland, on the outskirts of St Austell, the UK's only china clay museum and country park provides a fascinating day out for all the family.

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