In response to COVID-19 the museum is closed. We will update our future opening hours as the situation develops.
We may be closed but you can still engage with us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Each week we are also offering digital collection tours and making workshops. See our Whats On page for details.
If you are planning on vising us in the future the notes below will help you plan your trip.
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 on firstname.lastname@example.org 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