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A guide to arts and culture in Cornwall with ideas to suit all ages, interests and budgets. Browse listings covering outstanding local workshops to world famous galleries, local theatre and film to the best live music venues.

Cornwall has been a natural home to inspiration, art and ideas since the early 19th century. So much so that, apart from London, you'll find nowhere in the whole country that's host to more working artists than Cornwall. Whilst the Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum, The Minack Theatre and the Eden Project enjoy the beam of the international spotlight, outstanding local galleries and artists' workshops are everywhere, showcasing Cornwall's vibrant art scene.

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  1. Things to Do Cornwall | Wood and Stone Studio | The Lizard | Cornwall

    Wood and Stone Studio

    The Lizard

    Studio with over 200 pieces of wood or stone sculpture to view or purchase, ranging from a few pounds to several thousand pounds.  Wood, bronze, stainless steel and granite pieces. Ideal momento or special occasion gift.  

  2. Trelowarren Christian Retreat | What's on | Cornwall

    Trelowarren Christian Retreat

    Mawgan Helston

    Trelowarren is a grade 1 listed Mansion house situated on the Lizard. Once a month the library, drawing room and Chapel are open for visitors to enjoy the ambience of this historical building and partake in afternoon tea.

  3. Sculpture Workshop | Wadebridge | Cornwall

    Sculpture Workshop


    The Sculpture Workshop in Wadebridge is now offering the opportunity for anyone to create a unique and highly personal sculpted head in clay.

  4. Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

    Barbara Hepworth Museum

    St Ives

    Visiting the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is a unique experience, offering a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain's most important twentieth century artists.

  5. Art Galleries in Cornwall | Newlyn Art Gallery | Newlyn | Cornwall

    Newlyn Art Gallery


    For almost 120 years, Newlyn Art Gallery has been bringing the best in contemporary art to audiences in the south west. Along with The Exchange in Penzance the two venues offer a wide and varied programme.