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Places to visit: Museums

Cornwall Museums

Cornwall has a wonderful variety of museums from small local museums run by volunteers who have a passion for their town and heritage to grand museums like the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro and the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. 

Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park

Cremyll, Torpoint PL10 1HZ
T: 01752 822236

Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Set in one of only three Grade I listed gardens in Cornwall and the Scilly Isles, surrounded by over 865 acres of Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall there’s something for everyone to see and do.
Whether you enjoy being surrounded by living history, exploring the wide open spaces packed with local wildlife or just relaxing in the award winning formal gardens, you won’t be disappointed on a visit to this fascinating place.

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National Maritime Museum

Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY
T: 01326 313388

A museum to have fun in whatever the weather

The multi-award winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall has 15 galleries, over five floors beautifully illustrating the past, present and future of this island nation.  Silver winner of UK Heritage Attraction of the Year at the 2013 British Travel Awards, the Museum features a number of stunning exhibitions dedicated to the sea, boats and Cornwall. 

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Bodmin Town Museum

Mount Folly, Bodmin PL31 2HQ
T: 01208 77067

Callington Heritage Centre

Liskeard Road, Callington PL17 7HA
T: 01759 384528
For opening times and admission charges see website 

Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

Charlestown,St Austell PL25 3NJ
T: 01726 69897
For opening times and admission charges see website

Constantine Heritage Collection

The Tolmen Centre, Fore Street, Constantine TR11 5AA
T: 01326 340279
Mon - Thu 10.00am - 3.30pm
Admission: Free

Davidstow Airfield Cornwall At War Museum

Nottles Park, Davidstow, Camelford PL32 9YF
T: 01208 816311/07799 194918
For opening times and admission charges see website

Duke Of Cornwall's Light Infantry Museum

Duke Of Cornwall's Light Infantry Museum
The keep, Bodmin PL31 1EG
T: 01208 72810
Mon- Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm
Adults: £4 Children: £2