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.

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.

Cornish Studies Library

The Cornwall Centre, Alma Place
Redruth TR15 2AT

Local Studies library dealing with all things Cornish.

Cornwall Record Office

Old County Hall
Truro TR1 3AY

Cornwall Record Office provides a professional archive service for Cornwall. Its main purpose is to ensure that the archives relating to the people, places and organisations of Cornwall are preserved for the future and made available, where possible, for public consultation.

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.

Hypatia Trust

Trevelyan House, 16 Chapel Street
Penzance TR18 4AW

The Hypatia Trust has been created to collect, and make available, published and personal documentation about the achievements of women in every aspect of their lives. Central to the Trust's activities is the care and development of the Hypatia Collection, a unique collection of books, artefacts, and archives, by and about women. The Hypatia Library was set up in 1996, with registered offices at the Jamieson Library, Newmill, Penzance, Cornwall to protect and develop the extensive collections of archives (scrapbooks, diaries, letters), books, periodicals, artefacts and ephemera, and audio-visual materials formed over a 30 year period by Melissa Hardie, who now serves as the company secretary and one of the Trustees.

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.

Newquay Old Cornwall Society

Secretary, 11, St Aubyn Crescent
Newquay TR7 2RQ

The object of the society is to advance the education of the public in Cornish pre-history, history, traditions, folklore, music, industries and in the Cornish language. The society arranges lectures, exhibitions, seminars and visits and participates in the activities of the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies.

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.

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.

Royal Cornwall Museum

River Street
Truro TR1 2SJ

Discover Cornwall's unique culture from the ancient past to the present day along with art and artefacts from around the world. Explore magnificent minerals, archaeology and natural history, along with our impressive collection of Newlyn School paintings, old masters and decorative art.

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 Ives Museum

Wheal Dream,
St Ives TR26 1PR

The museum, situated in the old fishing quarter of the town and overlooking St Ives Bay, contains many varied displays and collections relating to the St Ives locality. It is St Ives's best kept secret, so there is plenty for all ages to discover and learn.

Torpoint Archives

Council Offices, 3 Bullers Road
Torpoint PL11 2LQ

The Torpoint Archives have a great deal of useful information to help those researching their Torpoint ancestry. Such information includes the Torpoint Censuses 1841-1911, local parish records (baptisms, marriages and burials), Trade Directories from 1830 and, for the late 18th century, extracts from the Antony Estate records noting many residents in Torpoint in the 1770s and 1780s.