Museums

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Atishoo Gallery

Atishoo Gallery is located in the World Heritage Site village of Charlestown. Run by artist couple Liz Hackney and Paul Clark, it has gained a reputation for showing original art and crafts with a strong quirky coastal theme.

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Atlantic Glass Studio

Atlantic Glass Studio is an exciting workshop and studio situated alongside the edge of the canal at Bude in Cornwall, with views out across Summerleaze Beach to the Atlantic.

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Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculptures

The Barbara Hepworth Museum was opened in 1976 by Hepworth's family, following the wishes expressed in her will. The Museum has been owned and run by Tate since 1980.

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Bodmin Town Museum

Bodmin Town Museum is situated at the heart of Bodmin and has some fascinating artefacts and information on Bodmin's history from the earliest times through until the end of World War II.

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Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

The Shipwreck and historical artefacts on display in the centre are the largest private collection of this type on public display in Europe. Brought together over the last 45 to 50 years, it forms a most unusual collection.

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Cliffside Gallery

Cliffside Gallery, Port Isaac is a working studio gallery which Katie set up in 1997 after taking a degree in textiles. Open all year, the walls display an ever-changing exhibition of her work.

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Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre

See the wonderful collection of classic aircraft, just ten minutes from Newquay, next to RAF St Mawgan. You can actually sit in the cockpits of iconic jet fighters or enjoy a scenic flight over Cornwall with an unforgettable flight experience.

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Cornwall Gold

Visit Cornwall's amazing family holiday attraction, Cornwall Gold. Located near Redruth in Cornwall the park hosts an array of great activities and fun things to do for adults and children of all ages and in all weathers.

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Cornwall's Regimental Museum

Recognised as probably the finest Military Museum in the South West of England, Cornwall’s Regimental Museum is housed in “The Keep” at Bodmin, a magnificent Grade II listed Victorian building constructed in 1857.

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Davidstow Airfield & War Museum

This superb museum is located within the confines of the former Coastal Command airfield at RAF Davidstow Moor. The museum houses some very interesting artifacts relating to aspects of war and the military within Cornwall.

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Falmouth Art Gallery

Falmouth Art Gallery is an art gallery in Cornwall, with one of the leading art collections in Cornwall and southwest England, which features work by old masters, major Victorian artists, British and French Impressionists.

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Four Crows Gallery

Opened in April 2012 by owner and artist Suzie Williams, Four Crows is a personal eclectic collection of unusual and often quirky arts and crafts from a wide variety of artists, many from the surrounding area.

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Hayle Heritage Centre

Hayle Heritage Centre has a wide range of displays: Harvey’s Foundry, the Cornish Copper Company, Hayle Regatta and Carnival, Hayle Power Station, J & F Pool, Art in Hayle and more.

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Heartlands

Heartlands is a new FREE visitor attraction and one of the gateway attractions to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Nestled just off the A30 in Pool, near Redruth in the former mining heart of Cornwall.

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Helston Museum

Helston Museum is a museum situated in the former market town of Helston, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The museum is housed in Helston's former Market House and Drill Hall. The museum was founded in 1949.

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Historic Port of Charlestown

A small harbour with a huge history. The Historic Port of Charelstown is a beautiful and timeless harbour nestled in Saint Austell Bay. It became famous for exporting fine clay to manufacturers around the world.

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Jackson Foundation

The Jackson Foundation is an exciting new gallery space created by Kurt and Caroline Jackson, based in the centre of St Just in Penwith, West Cornwall. The gallery is essentially an environmentally informed arts space

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King Edward Mine Museum

King Edward Mine Museum in Troon, near Camborne specialises in the history of Cornish mining, telling the remarkable story of how the mine has survived for the last 100 years.

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Lawrence House Museum

Launceston's Museum is housed in a fine Georgian house built in 1753, located in a street which John Betjeman described as "having the most perfect collection of 18th century townhouses in Cornwall".

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Leach Pottery

Founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, the Leach Pottery, St Ives, is among the most respected and influential potteries in the world. Over the last hundred years it has forged the shape of Studio Pottery in the UK.

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Liskeard & District Museum

See iconic toys from the past such as James Bond's Golden Gun and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Learn about the history of the area and the many trades and crafts. The museum is part of the World Heritage Site for Mining.

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Mevagissey Model Railway

The World of Model Railways is one of Cornwall's premier tourist attractions, with one of the best model shops in the South-West of England. Over forty trains travel through a highly detailed scenic setting.

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Mevagissey Museum

Explore the rich history of Mevagissey, from the Bronze Age through the infamy of smuggling, and the fascinating detail of village life in times past. The museum is housed in a dockside 18th-century building.

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Moseley Museum

The Moseley Toy and Train Museum is a private collection of vintage modern railways and toys displayed at Tumblydown Farm in Redruth. Among its collection is an authentic industrial railway.

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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

An independent museum located on Discovery Quay in Falmouth, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall celebrates the incredible maritime history of Falmouth, Cornwall and how the sea influences global culture.

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Padstow Lifeboat Station

Padstow had a lifeboat before 1827 and the RNLI took over full control of the Station in 1856 when the boathouse was situated at Hawker’s Cove, inside the estuary of the River Camel.

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Padstow Museum

A small museum that captures the spirit of this ancient sea-port from earliest times to the present day. The 'Obby 'Oss, the lifeboat, the shipwrights' tools each tell their own story and link to the people that inhabited this old town.

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Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Set in semi-tropical gardens, it was built in 1865 for JR Branwell, a wealthy merchant related to the Brontë family. In 1949 it was was taken over by Penzance Town Council and transformed into a district museum.

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Pirate's Quest

Get ready to embark on a swashbucklin’ voyage through Cornwall’s pirating past at Pirate’s Quest, Newquay – Come face to face with smugglers, mermaids, and real LIVE buccaneers!

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Polperro Museum of Smuggling & Fishing

A small Museum located right on the harbourside of the beautiful fishing village of Polperro. The Museum contains a fascinating insight into the history of fishing and smuggling from the late 18th Century to date.

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Porthminster Gallery

One of the largest art galleries in St Ives, housed in a historic quayside pilchard press building. Showing curated exhibitions of original works by emerging and leading southwest and invited British Artists.

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Rainbow Spirit Crystal Shop

Beth and Graham run a therapy centre in the Healing Room at Rainbow Spirit, offering Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Massage, Indian Head Massage, Crystal Card Readings, Crystal Massage, Chakra Balancing and Ear Piercing.

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Round House & Capstan Gallery

One of the most iconic buildings in Cornwall, and as part of West of Eden Fine Art, this busy gallery, at the heart of Sennen Cove, has become a magnet for some of the best of Cornish art, jewellery and craft.

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Royal Cornwall Museum

The Royal Cornwall Museum is an essential place to come to if you are fascinated by Cornwall' - See an unwrapped Egyptian mummy, explorers medicine chest and a wide range of Cornish and British art.

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Shire Horse Farm and Carriage Museum

This is a working farm and museum dedicated to preserving the tools, vehicles and horses once common in UK farming.Come and meet the gentle giants of working horse world! The farm has Shires, Clydesdales and Suffolk Punches.

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Smugglers Museum

Probably the finest collection of smuggling artefacts in the country, featuring 'The History Of Jamaica Inn' an educational and historical theatre show that recounts many of the myths and legends associated with Jamaica.

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St Agnes Museum

Housed in a former chapel of rest, the collection tells the story of the parish of St Agnes, its history and its people, from mining to fishing. Highlights include portraits by John and Edward Opie, and a huge leatherback turtle.

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Stuart House Arts and Heritage Centre

Stuart House is a late medieval town house, the architectural and historical significance of which merits the Grade II* status accorded to it. The house was purchased and restored by the Stuart House Trust in 1988.

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Tate Gallery St. Ives

Tate St Ives is an art gallery in St Ives, Cornwall, England, exhibiting work by modern British artists with links to the St Ives area. The Tate also took over management of another museum in the town.

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Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

The Porthcurno Telegraph Museum is a museum located in the small coastal village of Porthcurno Cornwall. Porthcurno was the point at which many submarine telegraph cables—transatlantic and other locations—came ashore.

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The Blue Bramble Gallery

With such beautiful landscapes it’s no wonder there are so many fantastic artists capturing Cornwall’s beauty. The Blue Bramble is a gallery in St. Ives and has a community of artists that create works to be sold here.

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The Count House

Built during the 1860s at the height of the Cornish mining boom, the Count House at Botallack stands on the cliffs near the Crowns Mine. It was the hub of the day-to-day running of the mine and where the miners collected their pay.

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The Courtroom Experience

The Courtroom Experience is an interactive, guided tour of the original country courts of Cornwall. The experience is led by knowledgeable Courtroom Ushers who will be your tour guide and will meet you in the foyer.

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The Egyptian House

Located 50 or so metres from the top of Chapel Street is the Egyptian House (Nos 6-7). It's perhaps one of Cornwall's most flamboyant examples of architecture with it's ornate facade of lotus columns and stylized cornices.

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The Exchange Gallery

The Exchange offers urban spaces in award-winning architecture within walking distance from Penzance bus and train stations. The glass façade spectacularly comes alive at night.

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The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

When one thinks of persecuting and burning witches, one imagines long-ago rural England or Salem, Massachusetts in the 1690s. However in England persecution of “witches” lasted well into the 1950s.

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Tintagel Toy Museum

A must see for small or big kids alike! This museum is a little gem and a wonderful place to take the kids for a look around, not to mention the notalgia such a place brings from your own childhood.

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Wheal Martyn

The UK's only China Clay heritage centre set within 26 acres of woodland walks and amongst the preserved remains of two former Victorian Clay works you will discover the fascinating story of Cornwall's billion industry.