Bodrifty Iron Age Settlement

Bodrifty Farm, Newmill
Penzance TR20 8XT

In this area of enclosed moorland are the remains of an Iron Age (600 BC - AD 43) settlement, consisting of the ruins of eight roundhouses within a low enclosing bank. The site was excavated in the 1950s and a wider area surveyed in 1985. Some Bronze Age pottery was found indicating occupation.


St Austell PL26 6LY

The imposing edifice of Caerhays Castle has at first glance the appearance of a Norman stronghold. In fact the building was in fact built by the famous architect, John Nash during the 19th century for John Bettesworth Trevanion.

Callington Heritage Centre

Liskeard Road
Callington PL17 7HA

Callington Heritage Centre is situated in the former chapel building on Liskeard Road, Callington. Our interests span all aspects of the social and economic history of Callington and all the surrounding parishes.

Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project

Minions Heritage Centre, Minions
Liskeard PL14 5LJ

The Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project is a Living Landscape Project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the RDPE and local partners.

Castle Bude, The

Lower Wharf
Bude EX23 8LG

Bude-Stratton Museum was established in 1974 by the Town Council in an old blacksmith's forge once owned by Bude Canal. By 1994 it had become the first north Cornwall museum to gain MGC Certification status. In 2007 it was renamed 'heritage centre' and re-housed in the Council's newly renovated building, The castle.

Chysauster Ancient Village - English Heritage

Penzance TR20 8XA

This Iron Age settlement was originally occupied almost 2,000 years ago. The village consisted of stone-walled homesteads known as 'courtyard houses', found only on the Land's End peninsula and the Isles of Scilly.

Cotehele - National Trust

St Dominick
Saltash PL12 6TA

Medieval house with superb collections of textiles, armour and furniture, set in extensive grounds.

Cotehele Mill - National Trust

St Dominick
Saltash PL12 6TA

Restored working watermill and agricultural workshops. Flour produced is regularly available for sale.

East Pool Mine - National Trust

Near Redruth TR15 3ED

At the very heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site sit two great beam engines, originally powered by high-pressure steam boilers introduced by local hero Richard Trevithick. Preserved in their towering engine houses, they are a reminder of Cornwall's days as a world-famous centre of industry, engineering and innovation.

Geevor Tin Mine Museum & Heritage Centre

Penzance TR19 7EW

Geevor, situated amid the dramatic scenery of Cornwall's Atlantic coast, is the largest mining history site in the UK. Here you can see how tin was mined and then processed.

Godolphin - National Trust

Godolphin Cross
Helston TR13 9RE

A historic house and medieval garden all set within an ancient and atmospheric estate Discover Godolphin, one of the most fashionable houses in Cornwall in the 17th century. Long since abandoned, you can soak up the atmosphere of peace and antiquity as you explore this romantic home. Wander around the 16th century garden, one of the most important historic gardens in Europe.

Harveys Foundry Trust / Hayle Heritage Centre

John Harvey House, 24 Foundry Square
Hayle TR27 4HH

Hayle Heritage Centre is run by Harvey's Foundry Trust - a charity that has for over 20 years been working to protect and promote Hayles rich heritage. The centre is based at Harvey's Foundry site renowned for its contribution to major engineering projects of the 19th century and is associated with great engineers of the Industrial Revolution.

Holywell & Crantock - National Trust

North Cornwall coast
near Newquay TR8 5RN

The Holy Jesus Hospital is a hidden Gem in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne with over 700 years of history to explore. Home to an Augustinian Friary, an alms house, a soup kitchen and a Tudor tower, the site covers a wide period of history.

King Edward Mine Museum

Camborne TR14 9HW

The award-winning King Edward Mine Museum specialises in the mining history of Cornwall. It tells the remarkable story of how this mine has survived almost unaltered for over 100 years.

Lanhydrock - National Trust

Bodmin PL30 5AD

One of the most fascinating and complete late 19th-century houses in England, Lanhydrock is full of period atmosphere. Although the gatehouse and north wing (with magnificent 32yd-long gallery with plaster ceiling) survive from the 17th century, the rest of the house was rebuilt following a disastrous fire in 1881.

Launceston Castle - English Heritage

Launceston PL15 7DR

Set on a large natural mound, Launceston Castle dominates the surrounding landscape. Begun soon after the Norman Conquest, its focus is an unusual keep consisting of a 13th-century round tower built by Richard Earl of Cornwall, inside an earlier circular shell-keep.

Leach Pottery

Higher Stennack
St Ives TR26 2HE

The Leach Pottery in St Ives was established by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada in 1920. One of the great figures of 20th century art, Leach played a crucial pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters in Britain and around the world. Today, following a restoration and rebuild project which was completed in 2008, the Leach Pottery includes the historic workshop and kilns, a dedicated museum space, contemporary gallery and shop and working production studios where the new range of Leach tableware is made by a small international team of potters and apprentices.

Levant Mine & Beam Engine - National Trust

Trewellard Pendeen
near St Just TR19 7SX

Part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site, this is the only Cornish beam engine anywhere in the world that is still in steam on its original mine site. The famous Levant engine is housed in a small engine house perched on the edge of the cliffs.

Lost Gardens of Heligan, The

St.Austell PL26 6EN

Lying at the heart of one of the most mysterious estates in England, Heligan, the former seat of the Tremayne family, is now the site of the largest garden restoration in Europe. Its extraordinary plant collection together with a range of exotic glasshouses, working buildings, romantic structures and designed landscapes reflect the past passions and interests of the family.

Mount Edgcumbe House

Torpoint PL10 1HZ

Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Set in Grade I Cornish Gardens within 865 acres Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall.

Murdoch House

Cross Street, Redruth, United Kingdom
Redruth TR15 2BU

In the late 18th century, the home of William Murdoch, the Scottish Engineer who erected steam engines in the Cornish copper and tin mines and where he perfected the technique of gas lighting. Also the home of the Cornish Global Migration Project.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Discovery Quay
Falmouth TR11 3QY

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. The museum features a number of stunning exhibitions dedicated to the sea, boats and Cornwall. Collections: National Small Boat collection of about 140 boats and other objects and collectables.

Old Guildhall & Gaol at East Looe

Old Guildhall and Gaol, Higher Market Street
East Looe PL13 1BP

The museum features the socioeconomic history of the town since Norman times. Later history, illustrated in over 600 photographs which date from the 1870s, featuring fishing boats, lifeboats, the railway & canal used to transport ore & materials to the mining district around Caradon are all featured.

Pendennis Castle - English Heritage

Falmouth TR11 4LP

Discover the wartime secrets of Cornwall's greatest fortress. Pendennis Castle was built by King Henry VIII to defend against possible attack by Spain and France.

Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Morrab Road
Penzance TR18 4HE

Penlee House is the only Cornish public gallery specialising in the Newlyn School artists (c.1880 - c.1940) including Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes, Walter Langley, Harold Harvey and Laura Knight. Set in an elegant Victorian house and park, Penlee House also covers West Cornwall's archaeology and social history, and offers an excellent caf?_ and well-stocked shop.

Perranzabuloe Museum

Oddfellows Hall, Ponsmere Road
Perranporth TR6 0BW

Perranzabuloe, meaning 'Perran in the sands', is one of the largest parishes in Cornwall. The biggest centre of population is Perranporth where the museum is located.

Port Eliot

Port Eliot Estate Office, St Germans
Saltash PL12 5ND

Port Eliot has the rare distinction of being a Grade 1 listed house with a Grade 1 listed park and garden.

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Eastern House, Porthcurno
Penzance TR19 6JX

Porthcurno in Cornwall is one of the UK's most important historic communications sites and home to the award-winning Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, housed in an underground Second World War building. In 1870 when the beautiful valley of Porthcurno first became a communications centre, pioneering engineers were just beginning to create their own 'Victorian Internet'. Collections: The core collection of submarine telegraphy objects and the historic archive collections of key international telegraph cable companies tell the story of the development of international communication that changed the world.

Restormel Castle - English Heritage

Lostwithiel PL22 0EE

The great 13th-century circular shell-keep of Restormel still encloses the principal rooms of the castle in remarkably good condition. It stands on an earlier Norman mound surrounded by a deep dry ditch, atop a high spur beside the River Fowey.

St Agnes Parish Museum

Penwinnick Road
St Agnes TR5 0PA

An award-winning volunteer-run Museum and Interpretative Centre, comprising information, artefacts and curios relating to the Parish of St Agnes.

St Hilary Church & Heritage Centre

St Hilary Churchtown, St Hilary
Penzance TR20 9DQ

A small Heritage Centre in a newly-restored Old School building beside St Hilary Church, displaying the rich culture and heritage of the area. Descriptive panels tell the story under various themes and other small artefacts and documents are on view.

St Mawes Castle - English Heritage

Falmouth TR2 5DE

St Mawes Castle is among the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated of them all. One of the chain of forts built between 1539 and 1545 to counter an invasion threat from Catholic France and Spain, it guarded the important anchorage of Carrick Roads, sharing the task with Pendennis Castle on the other side of the Fal estuary.

St Michael's Mount - National Trust

Penzance TR17 0EF

Rocky island crowned by medieval church and castle, home to a living community, one of England's most famous and dramatic coastal attractions. An enchanting medieval castle and church perched upon a craggy island.

Stuart House Trust

Barras Street
Liskeard PL14 6AB

Stuart House is a Tudor town house where in 1644 Charles I stayed whilst he mustered his troops for his campaign in Cornwall. It now houses an exhibition about this time in the houses history, as well as being a thriving art and heritage gallery, with refreshments and a wonderful secret garden.

Tintagel Castle - English Heritage

Tintagel Castle
Tintagel PL34 0HE

For a magical day out in Cornwall, visit Tintagel Castle. The wonderful location, set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, offers dramatic views out to sea, and its fascinating ruins and stunning beach cafe make it a perfect day trip, ideal for those on holiday in the South West.

Tintagel Old Post Office - National Trust

Fore Street
Tintagel PL34 0DB

One of the Trust's most delightful medieval buildings, enhanced by a cottage garden. Contains a fine collection of Victorian postal memorabilia, 19th century samplers and furniture dating from the 17th century.

Trerice - National Trust

Trerice, Kestle Mill
Newquay TR8 4PG

Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden, famed for its 'barrel-roofed' Great Chamber. Unique lawnmower collection. Additional garden area open, including experimental Tudor plant beds.

Truro Cathedral

Truro Cathedral Office, 14 St Mary's Street
Truro TR1 2AF

Truro Cathedral was the first cathedral to be built on a new site since Salisbury was started in 1220. Who else but the Victorians would have had the audacity to contemplate a building feat that colossal? They adapted the classic pointed arches of the gothic style and used modern building techniques to create the wonderful building you see around you.

Wayside Museum & Trewey Watermill

Nr St Ives TR26 3DA

An evocative collection of 5000+ artefacts collected over the past 75 years, vividly portraying the lives of the people who lived and worked this ancient landscape in and around Zennor in the far west of Cornwall from 3000BC to the 1950s, all set in areas within the garden of a 16th century Miller's cottage. The granite watermill has been painstakingly restored to full working order, using traditional materials and skills.

Wheal Martyn Museum & Country Park

St Austell PL26 8XG

Set within 26 acres of woodland and nature trails Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park is the UK's only heritage centre which tells the story of Cornwall's billion pound China Clay industry and the lives of the people who lived and worked in the shadows of the white pyramids. Collections: Industrial archaeology, photographs, archives and social history items relating to the china clay industry and the St Austell area.