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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. Art galleries in Cornwall | Belgrave | St Ives

    Belgrave St Ives

    St Ives

    Specialising in Modern British and Contemporary Art. There is an emphasis on work by artists associated with Cornwall from the 1930s to the present time.

  2. Historic House in Cornwall | Port Eliot House and Garden | Port Eliot | St Germans

    Port Eliot House and Garden

    St Germans, near Saltash

    A perfect outing for the family where children love to run free on the lawns.  Wander amidst rhododendrons and camellias; get lost in the maze, picnic on the award winning Best Picnic Spot. One of the most beautiful places in Cornwall.

  3. 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.

  4. Things to do in Cornwall | Ebenezer Gallery | Polperro | Cornwall

    Ebenezer Gallery


    The Ebenezer Gallery, Polperro exhibits work from members of the East Cornwall Society of Artists. Paintings in all media, acrylics, oils, pastels and watercolours are displayed alongside ceramics, woodturning, and sculpture.

  5. Theatres in Cornwall | Minack Theatre | Porthcurno | Cornwall

    Minack Theatre


    The Minack Theatre is Cornwall's world famous open-air theatre, carved into the granite cliff and set in glorious gardens overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay.