Royal Cornwall Museum

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River Street

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. Family trails & activities, talks and lectures occur throughout the year along with a full programme of exciting exhibitions.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Open 10:00am - 4.45pm Tuesday - Sunday Closed Mondays* *open 7 days a week in school holidays


Adults: £5.50 for a day pass (tickets include a £1 voluntary donation) , Children (16 and under) Free.


  • Museums Association
  • National Art Pass

Travel directions:

By Rail: Mainline to Truro and then 10 minutes walk down the hill, the museum will be on your left. By Car: To the Park and Ride at Threemilestone and then get the P&R Bus whcich drops off and picks up right outside the museum. By Bus: First Buses and Western Greyhound all drop off and pick up outside the museum. The main Bus Station at Lemon Quay is 10 minutes walk away.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Cafeteria
  • Research facilities for academics

Facilities information:

Facilities and Access: Wheelchair accessible toilets and nappy changing facilities, shop, cafe, ramp and lift.


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Handling sessions
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Guided tours
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Loan service
  • Support for extended schools services available
  • Special educational needs education services available
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Early years education service available

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