Museums and Galleries in Cornwall
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...
Penlee House Gallery and Museum / Penzance
Home to a permanent collection of Newlyn School paintings and an exhibition detailing the history of Penzance
Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol / Looe
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.
Newlyn Art Gallery / Newlyn
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.
National Maritime Museum / Falmouth
The National Maritime Museum provides an interactive display of boats and their various functions in industry and recreation.
Museum of Witchcraft and Magic / Boscastle
Museum in Boscastle, housing the largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts in the world
Leach Pottery / St Ives
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.
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
King Edward Mine Museum / Camborne
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.
King Arthur's Great Halls / Tintagel
King Arthur's Great Halls was designed and built in the 1930s to encapsulate the world and legend of King Arthur