Perranzabuloe Museum

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Oddfellows Hall Ponsmere Road

  • Phone: 01872 573321
  • Phone: during opening hours

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. The Museum's exhibits form an interesting insight into the life and history of Perranzabuloe parish - from its earliest beginnings; the arrival of St Piran; the growth of fishing, farming and mining; the development and closure of the railway; to the tourist resort it has become today. The villages and hamlets in the parish include Bolingey, Callestick, Goonhavern, Rejerrah, Penwartha, Perranwell, Rose and Ventongimps, also the areas of Lambriggan, Lambourne, Penhallow, Reen, Rejerrah and Silverwell. There are many farms, small-holdings and light industries based in the parish. The Museum is run by local volunteers who are responsible for its upkeep, stewarding and fund-raising. A Friends scheme is an important source of help and support. PERRANZABULOE MUSEUM WAS THE FIRST VOLUNTEER-RUN MUSEUM IN CORNWALL TO RECEIVE ACCREDITATION FROM ACE, ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND, IN OCTOBER 2012.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Please check before visiting.


Free Donations welcome

Travel directions:

The Museum is located above the Library, near the Ponsmere Hotel and Perranporth Methodist Church, on Ponsmere Road, off the main street in Perranporth.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Buggy parking facilities
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Studio/working space available
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Dogs welcome
  • Members/Friends facilities offered
  • Education facilities available

Facilities information:

NEW FOR 2013 IS THE KERNOCOPIA BOX WITH INDOOR SURFING ACTIVITIES. Children's trolley including jigsaws, word searches and quizzes always available. Disabled access via stairlift and wheelchair available in the gallery with disabled access to toilet facilities. Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome at our discretion. If researching family or house history it is advisable to ring first to give our volunteers time to research for the relevant information. Local outlets have a museum leaflet with map to help you find us. In 2013 Perranzabuloe Museum will open on Thursday 28th March at 10.30 and close at 13.00 on Saturday 2nd November.


  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Braille information and/or interpretation
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Community outreach programme/service

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