Royal Cornwall Museum

Royal Cornwall Museum

Museum Overview

The Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro was founded in 1818. It houses over 300,000 heritage objects with plenty to look at. It is the county’s oldest museum.

The museum takes you from Stone Age Cornwall through to contemporary art across two floors. There are important collections of natural history, geology, decorative arts and Newlyn School paintings.

The museum includes an Egyptology collection, including an unwrapped 25th Dynasty mummy, classical Greek and Roman objects and a world-famous collection of minerals, including the largest specimen of liroconite ever discovered. The decorative arts collection is very strong, including many Newlyn School paintings. There is also a selection of work by other Cornish artists and designers.

Further Information Royal Cornwall Museum

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

200-year-old museum with two floors of exhibits. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

It is free to visit.

Is there parking?

There is nearby parking, but charges may apply.

When are they open?

They are open most of the year but often closed Mondays and Sundays. For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Are they accessible?

Fully wheelchair accessible

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