School visitors

School Groups Welcome

School parties are welcome to visit the museum although prior appointments are preferred.

Cornish schools can visit free of charge but donations are welcomed as the museum is opened by volunteers.


Resources available

The Museum Curators are available to give specific presentations to school parties as well as enable pupils to find the interesting stories about the museum objects and exhibitions.

Quizzes are available for 20p a sheet and there is a trail of model cats for younger children to encourage careful looking at the displays.

Presentations include:

  • fishing, with an activity on making nets
  • everyday life using the Cornish kitchen
  • holidays, and particularly the seaside
  • railways

Museum visits can be combined with visits to other museums nearby as well as to the beach and the town for a whole day out.

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