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. Penlee House Art Gallery | Penzance | Galleries in Cornwall

    Penlee House Gallery and Museum

    Penzance

    An elegant gallery and museum set within a Victorian house and park. Changing exhibitions feature famous ‘Newlyn School’ artists (1880-1930).  There is an excellent café and well-stocked shop.  Open daily M-Sa 10-5 Easter-Sept, 10.30-4.30 Oct.

  2. Cornwall Family History Society, Truro

    Cornwall Family History Society

    Truro

    Research your Cornish family history with the Cornwall Family History Society which maintains a research library in Truro and online website for members and the general public.

  3. Trips and Tours in Cornwall | Tour Guide Penzance | Penzance | Cornwall

    Tour Guide Penzance

    Penzance

    Guided Walking Tours of Penzance Town. History. Legends and Anecdotes.Stadtführung. Geschichte, Legenden und Anekdoten dieser schönen Stadt accompany you on your coach through Penwith Reisebegleitung auf ihren Bus durch Penwith. 

  4. Things to do Cornwall | Cornwall Heritage Trust | Cornwall

    Cornwall Heritage Trust

    Truro

    Cornwall Heritage Trust was founded in 1985 to help preserve important sites in Cornwall and to protect and promote the Duchy’s rich heritage.

  5. Attractions in Cornwall | Jamaica Inn | Bolventor | Bodmin Moor | Cornwall

    Jamaica Inn

    Bodmin Moor

    Full of legend, mystery, romance and even, according to folklore, the odd friendly spirit, Jamaica Inn in Bolventor nr Launceston,  is set in one of the most evocative moorland locations in Britain.

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