History and heritage attractions

History and Heritage attractions Explore Cornwall's vibrant past

Cornwall has achieved international recognition from UNESCO that has credited World Heritage Site status to ten industrial landscape areas which best represent our mining past. Cornwall's vibrant identity has evolved from history going back 3000 years and a rich traditional culture much of which still lives and breathes through the sites and scenery found throughout the region today. Discover this rich history by exploring museums, ancestral houses, castles and the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

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  1. Things to do in Cornwall | National Maritime Museum | Falmouth | Cornwall

    National Maritime Museum Cornwall


    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.

  2. Things to do in Cornwall | Lands End - Landmark | Lands End | Cornwall

    Lands End - Landmark

    Lands End

    One of Britain’s best loved landmarks, famous for its unique location and beautiful scenery. Cliff top trails, breathtaking views, pay-as-you-go family attractions, shopping village, restaurant and cafés.  

  3. Kit Hill, Callington, Cornwall c Martin Bodman

    Kit Hill Country Park


    The highest point in the Tamar Valley and with over 400 acres of heathland to explore.

  4. Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Things to Do near Penzance, Cornwall

    Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

    Porthcurno, nr Penzance

    Fascinating family-friendly museum. Discover the hub of Britain’s global communications in the secret WW2 tunnels. Re-opened in June 2014 after a major refurbishment with new exhibitions and experiences. 

  5. Wheal Martyn Country Park, St Austell, Cornwall

    Wheal Martyn Museum + Country Park

    St. Austell

    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. Cornish Mining World Heritage Site