Step through the unassuming doors of The Museum of Cornish Life for a truly breath-taking surprise – the sheer size of the museum is completely unexpected.
This lovely old fashioned museum, housed in the town’s historic Market Buildings, is spread over five display halls on three floors, and the thousands of objects will keep you fascinated, entertained, and coming back for more!
There’s so much more to explore, and we welcome all ages with a programme of activities and events. There are themed quizzes throughout the year Our ‘Krafty Kids’ sessions run Thursdays 10:30am-12:30pm during the school holidays. We also host special events so follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to keep up to date
The Museum of Cornish Life, Helston is managed by the Charity South Kerrier Heritage Trust, and our volunteers work hard to make sure your visit is the highlight of your holiday or day out. Entrance to the museum is FREE, but we encourage donations to keep this wonderful facility open. You can also support us by joining our Museum Supporters Group, which gives directly funds all aspects of the museum including collection care, displays, learning and our commitment to free entry for all.
16th October – 2pm – A History of RNAS Culdrose Past & Present – Commander Phillips.
22nd-27th October – Half Term Curious trail and Alantide games
25th October – 10am-12:30pm – Spooky biscuits Krafty Kids
26th/27th October – Drop in Archaeology Workshops
20th November – ww1 talk by Martine Knight
24th November – Christmas Craft Fayre
21st December – 7th January – CLOSED for Christmas