Museum of Cornish Life

Outside the museum with the canon from HMS Anson
Inside the first display area, the Butter Market
Museum of Cornish Life Shop, Helston, Cornwall
1950's Kitchen, Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, Cornwall
Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, Cornwall
Family Visit, Museum of Cornish Life. Helston, Cornwall
Victorian Kitchen, Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, Cornwall
Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, Cornwall
Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, Cornwall
Trengrouse, Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, Cornwall
Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, Cornwall
Family Visit, Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, Cornwall
Toyshop, Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, Cornwall
Market Place
Helston
Cornwall
TR13 8TH
Accessible
Dog Friendly
The museum is free to visit and housed in the town’s historic Market Buildings. Spread over three floors the thousands of objects will keep you fascinated and entertained

The museum houses one of the largest social history collections in the South West, and ranges from archaeological evidence of the earliest settlers to the Lizard Peninsula, to a fully stocked 1950s kitchen.

Learn about Helston’s famous inventor, Henry Trengrouse, whose ingenuity helped to save thousands of lives at sea. Marvel at the huge five ton cider press, meet Henry the parrot, find out about Helston’s ancient spring festival Flora Day and see if you can spot our smallest object – made from a lion’s tooth.

We have things to do for all the family from activities, to a play area to dressing up. We also welcome well behaved dogs.

Wheelchair access is by the side entrance to the right of the main entrance, under the stone archway. There is limited disabled parking outside the museum, but room to drop off/pick up. The nearest car park is on Wendron Street, 2 minutes’ walk from the museum.

 

 

 

Nearest Information Centre

11.5 Miles

Nearest Train Station

11.5 Miles

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