Museums and Galleries in Cornwall

  • Lawrence House // Launceston

    Fine example of a Georgian town house. Owned by the National Trust, now used by Launceston Town Council as a museum and civic centre

  • Bodmin Jail // Bodmin

    Bodmin Jail, which was built as the County Prison in 1778 and was notorious for its cramped conditions and public hangings, is now a fascinating museum

  • Jamaica Inn // Launceston

    The coaching house immortalised by Daphne du Maurier in her novel of the same name, has stood on a high point Bodmin Moor for more than four centuries

  • A Victorian murder mystery set in the original county courtrooms of Bodmin's Shire Hall.

  • Regarded as amongst the finest military museums in the South West, Cornwall's Regimental Museum is located in the Keep, close to Bodmin town centre.

  • Cornish Mines and Engines is an engine house and collection of beam engines and other industrial artefacts owned by the National Trust

  • There are more than a quarter of a million shipwrecks around the coasts of Britain and the Charlestown Shipwreck Centre illustrates a sample of these in photography and salvaged cargo

  • The National Maritime Museum provides an interactive display of boats and their various functions in industry and recreation.

  • Located on the Second World War airfield on Davidstow Moor, the museum primarily covers the history of RAF Davidstow moor.

  • The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden features works in bronze, stone and wood in addition to paintings, drawings and other archive material

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