Heritage & Museums in Cornwall
Heritage & Museums in Cornwall
 
 
Heritage & Museums in Cornwall
 
  WEST CORNWALL    
 
  Geevor Tin Mine

Geevor Tin Mine

Land's End Discover Cornwall's mining heritage at this excellent museum. Guided underground trips as well as surface tours available.  
  Levant Mine & Beam Engine

Levant Mine &
Beam Engine

Land's End /
St Just
Spectacular cliff top location for this beautifully resorted engine house complete with working beam engine.  
  Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Penzance Fascinating museum about the biggest telegraph station in the world and full of fun activities for all ages, including science interactives.
 
  Penlee House

Penlee House, Museum and Gallery

Penzance Penlee House, Penzance, is the only Cornish public gallery specialising in the Newlyn School artists (c.1880 - c.1940) including Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes, Walter Langley, Harold Harvey and Laura Knight.  
  Barbara Hepworth Museum

Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden

St Ives A wonderful exhibition dedicated to the life, work and memory of the 20th century sculptor, Dame Barbara Hepworth.  
  Poldark Mine

Poldark Mine

Nr. Helston Follow in the footsteps of 18th Century Cornish Tin Miners on the Most Atmospheric Mine Tour in Britain - an adventure unlike any other!

 
  National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Musem

Falmouth Sitting with a toe in the sea, on the edge of Falmouth harbour in Cornwall, the multi-award winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall delivers so much more than you might expect.

 
  Cornish Maritime Trust

Cornish Maritime Trust

Falmouth Founded in 1994, the Trust has four historic working vessels, which have been restored to sailing condition.  
  Royal Cornwall Museum

The Royal Cornwall Museum

Truro The Royal Cornwall Museum is Cornwall's oldest and most prestigious museum. Internationally famed for its exciting range of fascinating exhibits, the museum was founded in 1818.  
  Mineral Tramways Discovery Centre

Mineral Tramways Discovery Centre

Redruth The Mineral Tramways Discovery Centre is an ideal place in which to find out about the old mineral tramway routes between Hayle, Portreath and Devoran.  
  East Pool Mine

East Pool Mine

Redruth At the very heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site sit these two great beam engines, originally powered by high-pressure steam boilers introduced by local hero Richard Trevithick.  
           
  NORTH CORNWALL    
           
  Tintagel Old Post Office

Tintagel Old Post Office

Tintagel Nestling among the modern buildings of Tintagel high street, this unusual and atmospheric 14th-century yeoman's farmhouse, with a famously wavy roof, beckons the curious to explore.  
  Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle

Tintagel For a magical day out in Cornwall, take the family to Tintagel Castle. Set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, offers dramatic views, and its fascinating ruins and stunning beach cafe make it a perfect day trip.  
  North Cornwall Museum

North Cornwall Museum

Camelford The museum covers many aspects of life in North Cornwall from fifty to a hundred years ago...  
  Bodmin Jail

Bodmin Jail

Bodmin We are an all weather, family attraction, that includes a licensed bar and restaurant, covered courtyard, with a Civil and Naval Prison housing a museum. It was the last County Jail in Cornwall, eventually closing in 1927.  
  The Court Room Experience

The Court Room Experience

Bodmin A unique opportunity for visitors to become a member of the jury in the trial of Matthew Weeks, accused of murdering a local girl in 1844. Is he guilty of this heinous crime? You decide!  
           
  SOUTH CORNWALL    
           
  Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum

Wheal Martyn China
Clay Museum

St Austell The UK's only China Clay Museum plus so much more. . . historic trail through 19th century clay works, nature trail, childrens play area and adventure trail. Coffee shop and gift shop.
 
  St Austell Brewery

St Austell Brewery
Visitor Centre

St Austell Walk through the Victorian Brewery and experience the whole brewing process – find out about the secret spring that supplies our water and learn about the crucial fermentation stage.
 
  Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Museum

Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Museum

St Austell A "working" 18th century port, a favourite location with film makers around the world. Square rigged sailing ships often in the harbour together with an excellent visitor centre.
 
  Lanreath Folk & Farm Museum

Lanreath Folk &
Farm Museum

Looe Countryside museum showing all aspects of Cornwall's rural life.  
           
 
 
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