Liskeard & District Museum

Liskeard and District Museum

NOW CLOSED FOR WINTER - Open again February 2018. Liskeard is an ancient Cornish town with a fantastic museum.

Liskeard museum holds a fantastic collection of iconic toys from the past such as James Bond's Golden Gun and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Probably the largest collection in the area! 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.

  • World Heritage Site

    From 1700 to 1914, the metal mining industry played a vital role in transforming our way of life. Tin and lead are just two of the minerals which were mined in this area.

  • Mining and Geology

    Visit the Daniel Gumb Room to see the story of the tin, silver copper and other amazing minerals

  • Local People

    Explore local characters and trades from the past. Learn about Emily Hobhouse who changed the lives of many during the Boer War.

  • The Plastic Age

    Working with artist Rob Arnold in 2017 the museum looked at impact of plastic on our environment

  • Tin Toys

    Toys were not always made of plastic. We have an extensive collection of the history of toys at the museum.

Admission & prices

Closed until February 2018

Free Entry & Disabled Facilities.

For enquiries about Family History, email:

Would you like to Get Involved with the museum as a volunteer? Email for more information.

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

Museum news

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    Grand Family History Day 2018

    Are you interested in local history? Are you a community heritage provider? South East Cornwall Museums Forum's next Grand Family History Day will take place at Liskeard Public Hall on Saturday 2nd June 2018......

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  • 2017 Review

    2017 Review

    Thank you to all the visitors and volunteers who made 2017 a truly wonderful year! We saw visitor numbers of over 4,500 and had fantastic feedback......

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

The museum is open from Feb 2018 Monday - Saturday

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