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.
Tuesday 21st January – Free talk 2pm – 3pm
Two Lawmen of the Old Cornish West – This talk by Patrick Carroll explores law and order and the roles of John Wedlock and James Fitzsimmons in Victorian Helston. Weather permitting, a guided walk will take place after the talk so you can explore the places discussed.
Saturday 25th January – 2pm Rebecca – Film screening
Join us for a free screening of Rebecca ( 2hrs 10mins). We are showing this 1940’s film, shot in black-and-white and directed by Alfred Hitchcock as part of our current exhibition Fictitious Cornwall. The film is based on the book written by Daphne Du Maurier in 1938 which is set in Cornwall. It stars Laurence Olivier as the brooding, aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter, Joan Fontaine as the young woman who becomes his second wife, with Judith Anderson, George Sanders and Gladys Cooper in supporting roles.
- February – ‘Animate Helston” screenings and workshops
Fictitious Cornwall (10 November 2019 – 8 February 2020)
Beginning in our exhibition gallery with Sherlock Holmes the display continues upstairs where novels have taken over our traditional displays. We explore a number of novels that have been set in Cornwall such as The Shell Seekers, Rebecca, Podark, Wind in the Willows and The Forgotton Garden .
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.