Museums and Galleries in Cornwall
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
Helston Museum / Helston
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...
Fowey Museum / Fowey
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.
Davidstow Airfield and Cornwall at War Museum / Camelford
Located on the Second World War airfield on Davidstow Moor, the museum primarily covers the history of RAF Davidstow moor. In addition there are exhibits and information on other North Coast airfields, wartime life on the home front and some post-war military hardware.
Cornwall's Regimental Museum / Bodmin
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. The museum covers the story of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry and displays collections of medals, weapons, uniforms, paintings and artefacts
Cornish Mines and Engines / Redruth
Cornish Mines and Engines is an engine house and collection of beam engines and other industrial artefacts owned by the National Trust
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre / St Austell
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
British Cycling Museum (Closed) / Camelford
Wide range of cycling memorabilia housed in an old Victorian railway station in Camelford
Bodmin Town Museum / 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
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