Museums in Cornwall

Museums Where the past comes to life

Museums in Cornwall are places where the past comes to life, where stories get told and treasures are uncovered. From mining heritage to maritime heritage there's lots of local history to explore. Many of Cornwall's towns and villages also house small and unique museums which explore a bygone era and celebrate local histories. Search our listing below...

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  1. National Trust Cornwall | Levant Mine and Beam Engine | Cornish Mining | World Heritage Site

    The Levant Mine and Beam Engine


    Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the 1840 beam engine that powered the clifftop mine representing Cornish Mining and the World Heritage Site

  2. Museums in Cornwall | Royal Cornwall Museum | Truro

    Royal Cornwall Museum


    Discover Cornwall’s culture from the ancient past to the present day as well an Egyptian mummy, explorers’ medicine chest and a wide range of Cornish and British art.

  3. Things to do in Cornwall | Healeys Cornish Cider Farm | Truro | Cornwall

    Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm


    Visit a real working cider farm making over forty varieties of delicious fruit products including farm scrumpy and sparkling cider. Visit our shop and take home a taste of Cornwall for yourself.

  4. Things to do in Cornwall | Porthcurno Telegraph Museum | Penzance | Cornwall

    Porthcurno Telegraph Museum


    Fascinating family-friendly museum. Discover the hub of Britain’s global communications in the secret WW2 tunnels.

  5. King Edward Mine Museum | Cornish Mining World Heritage Site | Camborne | Cornwall

    King Edward Mine Museum


    So you want to find out about the real Cornwall and discover this Cornish Mining World Heritage Site! Get to grips with Cornish mining history at King Edward Mine Museum, with an indoor exhibition and restored machinery and working engines.