Museum of Cornish Life

The museum is free to visit and housed in Helston'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.

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