Liskeard & District Museum

Liskeard and District Museum

New Exhibition "In Sickness and In Health" opens on Monday 12th February 2018 ..

Not to be missed! We have the largest collection of toys in Cornwall feature iconic toys from the past have such as James Bond's Golden Gun and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The museum is also part of the World Heritage Site for Mining. Displays include mining and geological artefacts. Explore the development of the town from Mesolithic settlers to the present time. Please follow on Facebook and Twitter to see our progress in developing the new exhibitions.

  • 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

Open from 12th February to 31st October 2018

Museum on 3 floors with lift access

Free Entry & Disabled Facilities.

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

The museum is open from 12th Feb 2018 Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm

Tourist Information Centre is open all year round for 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