Museums and Galleries in Cornwall

  • Tate St Ives / St Ives

    The Tate Gallery St Ives opened in June 1993 in a purpose-built building with five galleries offering an introduction to modern art, with special emphasis on the St Ives School

  • Royal Cornwall Museum

    The Royal Cornwall is the county’s oldest museum, famed for its important collections of natural history, geology, decorative arts and Newlyn School paintings

  • King Arthur's Great Halls was designed and built in the 1930s to encapsulate the world and legend of King Arthur

  • The Wayside Folk Museum in Zennor has thousands of artefacts reflecting both the domestic and industrial history of the area

  • Arthurian Centre / Camelford

    Located at Slaughterbridge, on the site of King Arthur's last battle, and is dedicated to telling the stories of Arthur and his knights

  • Museum in Boscastle, housing the largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts in the world

  • Wide range of cycling memorabilia housed in an old Victorian railway station in Camelford

  • Bringing the past to life through recreation of Cornish stories and legends, with realistic life size figures and fantastic sound and lighting effects.

  • Home to a permanent collection of Newlyn School paintings and an exhibition detailing the history of Penzance

  • Established in 1990, the museum has an elaborate collection of lighthouse equipment that helps to tell the story of how an organization, Trinity House, has built and maintained lights around the coast of England and Wales for over 400 years.

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