There’s so much more to explore, and we welcome all ages with a programme of activities and events so follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to keep up to date. This week we have WildWorks with us as they digital based theatre techniques to present our collections.
Thursday 17, 24 & 31 October (2pm) Free Heritage Town Tour
These free volunteer led guided tours take approximately one hour and on them you will be shown some of the most interesting buildings and streets in Helston. Tours start and end at the museum.
Saturday 19 – Saturday 26 October Cornish Halloween
This October half-term we are celebrating Allantide – a pre christian traditional Cornish celebration. Come and design a turnip jacko lantern, learn the Allentide apple game, and join us for a spooky Krafty Kids on Thursday 24 October from 10am-2pm. Free Acred Allan Apples for all children for good luck.
Thursday 24 October (10am-2pm) Spooky Krafty Kids
Join us to make fun, spooky skeletons, gouls and ghosts. Free Acred Allan Apples for all children for good luck.
Tuesday 29 October (2pm) Free Talk Cornish Shipwrecks
John Strike will present an illustrated talk about Cornwall fated coastline and the ships that have faltered on her shores.
Tuesday 12 November (2pm) Free Talk Penzance and the Brontes
The Brontë sisters’ mother and aunt Maria and Elizabeth Branwell came from Penzance. This talk by Charlotte MacKenzie looks at the Cornish world they lived in. Was Penzance the artistic and cultural centre that West Cornwall later became? Was their merchant father Thomas Branwell a smuggler? Did women work? Did real life tales from Penzance influence the Brontës’ novels?
Saturday 23 November Christmas Fair (10am-4pm)
Join us to buy your Christmas presents and the chance to hear choirs, try making your own Christmas Cards, visit Father Christmas and eat lots of cake.
5-26 October Lizard Point Residency Exhibition
This exhibition is a culmination of works from artists who attended a unique residency at YHA Lizard Point, Cornwall, the most southerly point in the UK. This residency took place in March 2019. As part of their Lizard Beacons Communications Heritage Project, this residency was set up by Mayes Creative to help like-minded artists from multi-disciplines develop their practice in a relaxed, yet productive environment. Lizard Point, overlooking the Atlantic, benefits from natural darkness, natural beauty and is a great spot for viewing the Moon, stars and meteor showers. Staying on site, next door to the famous Lizard Lighthouse, artists had the opportunity to create works responding to the variety of astronomical sights found there, as well as be inspired by the incredible communication heritage along this very special part of the SW coastal path.
Coming Soon – Fictitious Cornwall (November 2019 – January 2020)
We will explore a number of significant the novels that have been set in Cornwall.
Step through the unassuming doors of The Museum of Cornish Life for a truly breath-taking surprise – the sheer size of the museum is completely unexpected.
This lovely old fashioned museum, housed in the town’s historic Market Buildings, is spread over five display halls on three floors, and the thousands of objects will keep you fascinated, entertained, and coming back for more!
The Museum of Cornish Life, Helston is managed by the Charity South Kerrier Heritage Trust, and our volunteers work hard to make sure your visit is the highlight of your holiday or day out. Entrance to the museum is FREE, but we encourage donations to keep this wonderful facility open. You can also support us by joining our Museum Supporters Group, which gives directly funds all aspects of the museum including collection care, displays, learning and our commitment to free entry for all.