Royal Cornwall Museum



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Cornwall's oldest and most prestigious museum is famed for its internationally important collections. Visitors can see large collections of minerals, a real Egyptian mummy, and the Cornish Giant. The museum runs a range of family activities throughout the year along with a regular programme of lectures and regular temporary exhibitions of local, national and international artists. Contact the museum for details of events and activities.

Royal Cornwall Museum
River Street, TRURO, TR1 2SJ
Phone : 01872 272205


  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Lift, ramps to main entrances, Braille floor plan
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, Mon-Sat 10-4.45. Also open Sun in Aug 10-4

About The area

Discover Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Cornwall has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. With more than 80 surfing spots, there are plenty of sporting enthusiasts who also make their way here to enjoy wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting.

In recent years, new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.

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