A treasure trove of memories and curiosities!

See our collections

Welcome to the Museum of Cornish Life

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Explore 19th and 20th century Cornish culture and industry in the heart of Helston.Browse our spectacular collections housed in Helston’s historic market buildings – much bigger than it looks from the outside! Explore the way our grandparents and parents lived and wonder at the way things were done only a few decades ago.


Museum of Cornish Life is now in 3D!

Thanks to Ocean 3D you can now have a virtual visit to the museum from the comfort of your own home! In case you were wondering if we really were bigger on the inside! Click on the map below and have a go for yourself!