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Royal Cornwall Museum

Royal Cornwall Museum 25 River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ, England
+44 1872 272205
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Cornish History at your fingertips

Lots of interesting exhibits from prehistoric to the modern day. Impressive displays of Cornish... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
littlerae0fsunshine
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Maitland, Australia
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Dated displays but some good stuff too

Useful for finding out about some Cornish history. The museum has clearly tried hard to update... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jay A
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Explore 1000s of historical objects from both Cornwall and the rest of the world, along with one of the county's finest art collections. Also open on Bank Holidays, and on Sundays in August.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 04:45
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Royal Cornwall Museum 25 River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots of interesting exhibits from prehistoric to the modern day. Impressive displays of Cornish life through the ages, particularly in relation to tin mining. A much appreciated display on Poldark, especially the pictures of Aidan Turner.

Thank littlerae0fsunshine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Useful for finding out about some Cornish history. The museum has clearly tried hard to update presentations and make the visit interesting but falls down a bit as it comes across as a bit if a mixture of staid old style and more interactive newer...More

Thank Jay A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to come for lunch with family. Lots of fresh local ingredients. Kids' meals available and would have been enough for our twelve year old, although we ordered her full size. Plenty of seating, especially if fine enough to sit outside. Then there...More

1  Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Very disappointed, £5.50 to get in then very sparse exhibits, very little Cornwall based, 1 small exhibit about Richard Lander and hardly any mention of Richard Trevithick, exhibits are just numbered and you have to refer to a set of A4 cards to see what...More

Thank Mack J
Royal Cornwall M, Public Relations Manager at Royal Cornwall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments, we’re currently raising funds to help with a museum ‘face lift’ to make it a more enjoyable experience for all so we hope your next trip is more productive.

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

It has been a few years since going to my local museum , but I'm very glad I went back and enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon finding out about our local Cornish history

Thank Newquayman
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This morning my wife and I decided to visit the museum to see the advertised art exhibition and generally have a look around. Unfortunately the museum was playing host to a large number of young school children. Such was the noise and disruption caused by...More

Thank Robert R
Royal Cornwall M, Public Relations Manager at Royal Cornwall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your comment, we pride ourselves on being inclusive to people of all ages however we are sorry you found the children too noisy. We hope your next visit will be quieter can I suggest you call 01872 272205 in advance to ensure there...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

We really enjoyed visiting this museum. It contains very interesting exhibits on prehistoryof region as well as Roman times,and subsequent period. The wildlife and birds are included. Also mining of both tin and stone used to make china. Very interesting story of early explorer from...More

1  Thank Lawson2504
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We visited just to see the rock and mineral collection, spent several hours doing just that and didn't see the other exhibits. There is so much there that you could easily spend a few days. Very well done, hope to see it again.

Thank John H
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Lots of different components so something for everyone. The current WW1 exhibition as it affected Cornwall and the geology and mining section were my favourites (shame the photographs of the mining were up so high near the ceiling). The natural history of Cornwall was well...More

1  Thank Observer2908
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Very friendly lady on reception. One price you can come and go as you like for the day. Some interesting items and some nice exhibitions.

Thank MCCCCCC
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