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This list of museums in Cornwall, United Kingdom contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e. virtual museums) are not included.

The Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro - geograph.org.uk - 46507

The Royal Cornwall Museum

MuseumsEdit

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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Bodmin Town Museum Image needed LHB Bodmin Cornwall Local information, history, culture, industry, natural history, transport
Bude-Stratton Museum Image needed LHB Bude Cornwall Local website, history, culture, Bude Canal, maritime, railway
Callington Heritage Centre Image needed LHB Callington Cornwall Local website, history, culture, mining, agriculture
Camborne School of Mines Museum Image needed LHB Tremough Cornwall Mining Mining and geology
Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre Museum Docks, Charlestown - geograph.org.uk - 54985 Charlestown Cornwall Maritime website, history of diving, salvage and shipwrecks, also mining and minerals
Constantine Heritage Centre Image needed LHB Constantine Cornwall Local information, information, history, culture, mining, agriculture
Cornish Mines and Engines Image needed LHB Pool Cornwall Mining Collection of engine houses, beam engines and an industrial heritage discovery centre
Davidstow Airfield Cornwall at War Museum Image needed LHB Davidstow Cornwall Military History of former WW II airfield, military life in region
Flambards Experience Helston - Flambards WW2 Aircraft - geograph.org.uk - 1247146 Helston Cornwall Multiple Amusement park with museum exhibits of Victorian shops and homes, life in Britain during The Blitz, aviation and science
Geevor Tin Mine Geevor tin mine headframe Pendeen Cornwall Mining Former tin mine
Helston Folk Museum Image needed LHB Helston Cornwall Local History, culture, art, archaeology, mining, fishing, farming, costumes
King Edward Mining Museum King Edward Mine - geograph.org.uk - 23327 Camborne Cornwall Mining Former tin mine
Launceston Steam Railway Launceston steam railway train 1 Launceston Cornwall Railway Heritage railway with museum of vintage transport and machinery in station
Levant Mine and Beam Engine Levant-Mine-by-John-Gibson Trewellard Cornwall Mining Visitor center for former copper and tin mine, working steam-powered beam engine
Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre Lizard Lighthouse - geograph.org.uk - 167793 Lizard Point Cornwall Maritime History and role of the lighthouse
Lostwithiel Museum Image needed LHB Lostwithiel Cornwall Local information, history, culture, mining
Marazion Museum Image needed LHB Marazion Cornwall Local information, history, culture, mining, agriculture
National Maritime Museum Cornwall DSCN1436NMMCornwall Falmouth Cornwall Maritime Small boats, region's maritime history
Perranzabuloe Museum Image needed LHB Perranporth Cornwall Local website, history, culture, mining, fishing, farming heritage
Poldark Mine Poldark Wendron Cornwall Mining Former tin mine
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum to add Porthcurno Cornwall Technology History of telegraph cables
Redruth Old Cornwall Society Museum Image needed LHB Redruth Cornwall Local website, history, culture, mining, household items
Royal Cornwall Museum The Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro - geograph.org.uk - 46507 Truro Cornwall Multiple Art, archaeology, local history, natural history, geology, decorative arts, coins, Egyptian and world culture artifacts
Saltash Museum and Local History Centre Image needed LHB Saltash Cornwall Local website, history, culture
Shire Horse Farm Horse and Carriage Museum Image needed LHB Redruth Cornwall Transportation website, working horse farm and collection of horse-drawn carriages
St Ives Museum Image needed LHB St Ives Cornwall Local information, history, culture, mining, fishing, agriculture
Trerice Trerice1 Newquay Cornwall Historic house Operated by the National Trust, Elizabethan manor house, orchard, lawn mower collection
Trevarno Image needed LHB Helston Cornwall Includes National Museum of Gardening, gardens, woodland walks, a sub-tropical conservatory
Wheal Martyn China Clay Country Park Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum - geograph.org.uk - 6098 Treverbyn Cornwall Industry website, china clay mining industry, local clay communities and the modern china clay industry

Defunct museumsEdit

CamelfordStationMastersHouseCornwall

The former British Cycling Museum at Camelford Station

See alsoEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Barnes, John Barnes Museum of Cinematography: catalogue of the collection. Saint Ives: Barnes Museum of Cinematography, 1967- (planned in 6 parts but only two published; John Barnes, b. 1920, was the author of many works on cinematography)
  2. Barnes, John The Barnes Collection: archives of the Barnes Museum of Cinematography. (printed for private circulation)
  3. Closed until further notice (05 Jan 2010)

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