Museums and Galleries in Cornwall

  • 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...

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

  • 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.

    The...

  • 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.

  • National Maritime Museum Falmouth

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

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

  • 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.

  • Lawrence House / Launceston

    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 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.

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

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