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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Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the 1840 beam engine that powered the clifftop mine
The UK's only China Clay Museum set in a 26 acre Country Park with woodland walks and access to the Clay Trails for walking and cycling.
Celebrating the sea, boats and Cornwall, this multi-award winning museum not only has 15 stunning galleries beautifully illustrating the past, present and future of this island nation but also offers a number of stunning exhibitions.
Treasure Park, one of Cornwall’s leading free admission family holiday attractions. The park hosts an array of great activities and fun things to do for all ages.
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.