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Something new for 2022 – Become a Trustee

We are looking to recruit new Trustees to help us shape the future of this successful museum. We’re an independent and self-sufficient educational charity that relies on grants and earned revenue, primarily from donations and shop sales, to sustain operations and ensure people from all backgrounds can benefit from the Museum of Cornish Life. Find

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Under the Eaves: Evaristo’s Epitaph

This ‘under the eaves’ feature follows a different route to a curious story about a master, Thomas Johns and his former slave, a black man, Evaristo Muchovela, who came to live in Cornwall in the 1860s. He died in 1868 and his grave is in Wendron churchyard. One of the objects in the museum is