Following the "Hands Trail"

Learning about Perranzabuloe parish

Perranzabuloe parish is one of the biggest in Cornwall and the museum depicts its varied history.

To book a school or group visit email

Although we cannot accommodate big classes, a visit can be combined with a beach study or a visit to the library in the same building.


Resources available

Clear, illustrated display boards on farming, fishing, local shipwrecks, mining, munitions works, surfing, tourism, railway, St Piran, Second World War, housework

Cornish kitchen from early 20th century

Browsing area with computer and research files on many subjects

Miners and Bal Maidens dressing up clothes for KS1

Informal learning activities - quiz sheets, word searches, picture matching, jigsaws

Our strengths

Tailor-made visits. We welcome a preliminary visit from the group leader.

Guided walks around Perranporth on the themes of fishing and Victorians. Other themes can be arranged

Facilities available

Limited parking on site, several car parks within walking distance

Take-away and eat-in cafes nearby

Other places to visit in the area

Perranporth beach please note that most of the caves are old mine workings 

Well-laid out gardens and boating lake

Large walk-around sundial at Droskyn

Large green for games and picnics

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