Due to recent government advice in response to COVID-19 the museum is now closed.
We will update our future opening hours as the situation develops.
The Museum of Cornish Life is run on your donations.
Our last opening day at Christmas is Saturday 21 December and we open again on Tuesday 7 January 2020. For opening times over holiday periods please check here or our Facebook page, or telephone us.
Please note, the museum will be CLOSED on Flora Day, which USUALLY, but not always, falls on May 8th. Please check before visiting us.
The museum is housed in an old market building with sloping granite floors and some uneven surfaces. However, we do have a wheelchair friendly entrance to the right of the building and lift access to all floors, we are also happy to answer any accessibility queries you may have. Here is our Easy Read Guide to visiting the Museum and our Sensory Map.If you think visiting our museum may be a little overwhelming then maybe our Sensory Backpack will help.
Please contact us if you have any further questions.
This 5 min audio introduction describes the architecture, layout and gives a brief taste of the exhibitions.
Fair Car Park nearest Pay and display car park is on Wendron Street, TR13 8PS. Turn right out of the car park and walk down to the junction, turn right again by the granite bench and look for the cannon at the bottom of the steps. The second nearest pay and display car park is Tyacke Road, TR13 8RY. Free parking can be found near Coronation Lake at the Fair Car Park, TR13 8SG. This is a 10-15 minute walk uphill to the museum. There are also three 30 minute parking spots outside the museum for dropping off and picking up.
•Baby change facilities
•Denzil’s Den – Family play area
•Side door with ramp
Extending your visit
We can offer a full guided tour of the museum – approximately 1 hour – at a cost of £30. Please call the museum to pre-book. Maximum group size for the tour is 25.
If you wish to research our collections, please contact us – we can arrange for items to be brought out from storage.
We have loan boxes with objects from our handling collection available for loan from the museum for a small charge of £10 per week. These are ideal for reminiscence sessions, community events and schools.
We have a wide range of workshops available for School visit’s covering a range of different subjects from Archaeology to Victorian Schoolroom experience. Check our our Learning Page for more information.
During seasonal holiday we have children’s activities like trails and quizzes, check out our Facebook page to see whats going on.
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
|Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, Cornwall TR13 8TH