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Award of Heritage Emergency Fund

Here at the Museum of Cornish Life, we are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Heritage Emergency Fund grant of £90,900 by the National Lottery. This grant will make a significant difference to the museum, helping support our organisation through unprecedented and unforeseen times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Heritage

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WW1 Centennial Bell Tollings

Helston WW1 Heritage Project is drawing to a close with a series of centennial bell tollings commemorating those who lost their lives in the First World War. Following delays due to Covid-19, commemorations for the remaining five of Helston’s WW1 fallen are taking place between August 28th and September 5th. Each man will be commemorated

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Travelers’ Choice Award

The Museum of Cornish Life is thrilled to have been awarded a Travelers’ Choice Award for ratings and reviews on TripAdvisor. This award means that we are in the top 10% of attractions worldwide and that over the last year we have earned consistently great reviews from our visitors; so thank you to all of

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Bygone Days: Midsummer Eve celebrations

I have been looking at the weekly news articles that were published by former Museum Curator, Martin Matthews. The article was called ‘Bygone Days’ and could be found in the West Briton newspaper for several years starting from 2003. He wrote a total of 105 articles, all about different local topics. Today, I am writing

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Through a lockdown lens: volunteers

The museum simply could not function without its volunteers. There are eighty of us, a platoon who work behind the scenes as well as ‘front of house’. Our duties range from greeting visitors, running the shop, supporting staff on exhibitions, collections management, digitisation of objects, running workshops, cleaning, costume management… and fixing things. For this

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Through a lockdown lens: fashion

The museum boasts one of the best costume collections in the south-west, so it seems a natural place to pause and reflect with a lockdown lens. Most of the time we have costumes on display, so it was particularly strange to see the museum in lockdown with all of the costumes tucked away. Even the

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Bygone Days

I have been looking at the weekly news articles that were published by former Museum Curator, Martin Matthews. The series of articles were called “Bygone Days” and could be found in the West Briton newspaper for several years starting from 2003. He has written a total of 105 articles, all about different local topics such