Liskeard & District Museum

Liskeard and District Museum

Interactive fun for all the family. Home to the largest collection of toys in Cornwall ! Learn about the history of Liskeard, from the gruesome history of medicine over 100 years ago to the story of how the rocks beneath your feet got turned into Silver, Lead and Tin.

... Come face to face with the invading Daleks. See James Bond's Golden Gun, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and many many more. Learning trails, interactive and augmented reality displays here too!

  • Cornish Heritage

    From 1700 to 1914, the metal mining industry played a vital role in the area. It was a dangerous profession! Learn about the mining and the terrible accidents and illnesses the miners and their families had to endure.

  • Mining and Geology

    See the story of the tin, silver copper and other amazing minerals. Learn how deep the mines were and who worked above and below ground.

  • Local People

    Learn about the history of health in the area. Explore stories of local characters such as Emily Hobhouse who changed the lives of many during the Boer War and Dorothy Penrose Foster who was awarded medals for bravery in WW1.

  • Medicine

    A brand new exhibition for 2018 ! We are delighted to present the story of medical health at Rosedean House Surgery.

  • Fantastic Toys

    The best toy exhibition in Cornwall ! We have an extensive collection of the history of modern and older toys at the museum.

Admission & prices

Great family facilities and a large research room

Open Monday to Friday 10-4pm and Saturday 10-1pm all year

Museum on 3 floors with lift access

Free Entry

For enquiries about Family History, email:

Find us

In town centre, one kilometre from Liskeard Railway Station.
Buses Western Greyhound 572, 592

Short Stay Car Parks: Westbourne, Sungirt
Long Stay Car Park: Sungirt

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  • Liskeard and District Museum invaded by Dalek

    Liskeard and District Museum invaded by Dalek

    Liskeard & District Museum invaded by Dalek! If anybody out there has the Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver handy then Liskeard & District Museum are in need of it, since a Dalek has landed inside its doors Lisk......

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    Volunteer opportunities

    Volunteering is a great way to get involved with Liskeard and District Museum   You can share your knowledge, learn new skills and meet new people......

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  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

Open all year !

Tourist Information Centre on site for all your gifts, maps and tickets for local events and travel.

Free Entry & Disabled Facilities.

Foresters Hall
Pike St.
PL14 3JE

T: 01579 346087

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Liskeard and District Museum

Foresters Hall
Pike St.

Liskeard, CORNWALL PL14 3JE