Museums and Galleries in Cornwall

  • Helston Museum / Helston

    Helston Folk Museum

    Set in Helston's historic Market House and Drill Hall is a surprisingly large (and interesting) museum. Formerly known as the Helston Folk Museum it is home to one of the biggest social history collections in the South West. The museum is spread...

  • Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling & Fishing

    The small Heritage Museum of Smuggling and Fishing is located in The Warren overlooking the fishing village's harbour. It is home to a fascinating collection of exhibits chronicling Polperro's history with particular reference to the two...

  • Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling & Fishing

    The small Heritage Museum of Smuggling and Fishing is located in The Warren overlooking the fishing village's harbour. It is home to a fascinating collection of exhibits chronicling Polperro's history with particular reference to the two...

  • Looe Museum

    Looe's town museum is located in the 15th century Old Guildhall on the main street to East Looe's sea front. Inside you will find fascinating displays about historic Looe focusing on fishing, boat building and, of course, smuggling.

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  • King Edward Mine Trail

    King Edward Mine Museum specialises in the mining history of Cornwall. Visitors are shown live demonstrations of tin processing. The mine is featured on BBC2's Edwardian Farm.

  • Fowey Museum / Fowey

    Fowey Museum

    Housed in one of the oldest buildings in Fowey this single room museum is packed full of artefacts relating to the history of this ancient harbour town.

  • The Public Rooms - Bodmin

    Town museum charting the history of Bodmin from the Ston Age through to the Victorian heyday and World War II. Varied collections including natural history, military and a recreation Cornish kitchen

  • St Ives Museum / St Ives

    Saint Ives Museum

    Situated just away from the town centre, overlooking Bamaluz beach is St Ives town museum. The exhibitions and collections reflect the fishing, railway, tourism and mining that have defined the town.

  • Leach Pottery / St Ives

    Leach Pottery postage stamp - 1987

    Established by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada in 1920, many studio potters have had their training here. The historic pottery buildings have been restored, there are regular exhibitions and a selling gallery with work by leading contemporary potters.

  • Newlyn Art Gallery

    Public art gallery featuring contemporary art. Located on the edge of Newlyn Green, overlooking the sea, the gallery take full advantage of its position with the recent addition of a glass pavilion.

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