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 Town Museum

    Bodmin Town Museum

    Bodmin, PL31 2HQ

    PLEASE NOTE Museum now closed.

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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

    Bude

    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

    CALLINGTON

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

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  • Constantine Museum

    Constantine Museum

    Falmouth

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

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  • Cornwalls Regimental Museum

    Cornwalls Regimental Museum

    Bodmin

    Housed in the historic 1859 "Keep", a Grade II listed building, the displays at Cornwall's Regimental Museum tell the story of the development of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Regiment from its formation in 1702 as "Fox's Marines" to the present day.

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  • Cotehele

    Cotehele

    Saltash

    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)

    Redruth

    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

    Saltash

    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

    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

    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

    Pendeen

    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

    Truro

    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

    Hayle Heritage Centre highlights some significant events in the history of Hayle.

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  • Helston Museum

    Helston Museum

    Helston

    Step through the unassuming doors of Helston Museum for a truly breath-taking surprise – the sheer size of the museum is completely unexpected.

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  • King Edward Mine

    King Edward Mine

    Camborne

    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

    Bodmin

    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

    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

    Liskeard

    Liskeard is an ancient Cornish town with a fantastic museum.

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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 MUSEUM

    LOSTWITHIEL MUSEUM

    Lostwithiel

    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

    Saltash

    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

    Torpoint

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

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  • Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

    Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

    Boscastle

    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

    Falmouth

    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

    Penzance

    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

    Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum provides a number of themed exhibitions relating to Newquay and Districts historical past.

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  • Padstow Museum

    Padstow Museum

    Padstow

    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.

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  • Penlee House Gallery and Museum

    Penlee House Gallery and Museum

    Penzance

    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

    Penryn

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

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  • Perranzabuloe Museum in Perranporth

    Perranzabuloe Museum in Perranporth

    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

    Polperro

    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

    Truro

    '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

    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

    The Centre occupies the restored Old School building & descriptive panels document the rich & varied history of this area and St Hilary Church.

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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

    Tate St Ives is closed until 31 March 2017 for gallery refurbishment and project development.

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  • Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

    Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

    Penzance

    Discover Cornwall hidden story and amazing global connections.

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  • Tintagel Old Post Office

    Tintagel Old Post Office

    Tintagel

    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

    Wadebridge

    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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