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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 in Cornwall | Photography in Cornwall | South West Photography School | Near Bodmin | Cornwall

    South West Photography School


    Photograph a stunning Cornish landscape or a fun ‘splash in the glass’ – enjoy learning digital photography whatever the weather. All year round, half and whole day tuition for all levels.

  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. Things to do in Cornwall | Art Gallery Cornwall | Art Space Gallery | St Ives | Cornwall

    Art Space Gallery

    St Ives

    Art Space Gallery has built a reputation for quality paintings, prints and 3-D work, sold to collectors both nationally and internationally.

  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. Hall for Cornwall | Theatre in Cornwall | Truro | Cornwall

    Hall for Cornwall


    Hall For Cornwall is a thriving theatre in the heart of Truro, Cornwall. Staging everything from classical to rock concerts, and musicals to drama there is always something to see.