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Royal Cornwall Museum

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Address: River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ, England
Phone Number: 01872 272205
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10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Description: The "largest and livliest" museum in Cornwall.

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nice local museum

had some of the most amazing mineral and rocks examples. nice layout and design. easy to follow along chronologically of Cornish history from pre historic to modern times.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Conroe, Texas
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Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very well run museum on two levels, so much to see even Egyptian mummy, shop and tea garden, lots of artifacts and a museum lovers dream, suitable for all ages

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Conroe, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

had some of the most amazing mineral and rocks examples. nice layout and design. easy to follow along chronologically of Cornish history from pre historic to modern times.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

loved best Shibayama outside of V&A, and much easier to view. There is nothing to dislike -the museum reflects Cornwall's industry and trade with the world.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Well worth a visit -plenty to see and do. Very interesting. Interactive things for the children to do. Reasonably priced.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I spend over four hours at this fantastic little museum. It's only two floors, but included an art exhibit that was a great addition. I had lunch at the Arts Cafe next door. When you pay your admission, you get free entry back for a year!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Very good rather of exhibits showing the progression of Cornish life. Amazing collection of rocks discovered during mining. Lovely to see so many young children so interested.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Staff very pleasant and accommodating and the food and the coffee is excellent- the selection of salads is fabulous and the choices available very good - we wanted to put two tables together as we are a big group and it was no problem at all.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

It would appear that there are no women in Cornwall judging by the contents of this museum. Apparently since prehistoric Cornwall to the present day women were no where to be seen nor did they do anything. So visiting school children will be under the impression that women are invisible. Although a large portion of the staff and volunteers are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Excellent small museum with lots of local history and an interesting Egypt section upstairs with a mummified human and cat.

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Faced with something to do other than shopping with Mrs Rooster81 on a damp afternoon, the RCM offered a welcome sanctuary for me and 6yo and 4yo sons. The entry fee of £4.50 for me with the boys free is fine and the provision of explorer hats and bags for them was a novel addition we haven't seen elsewhere. The... More 

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Additional Information about Royal Cornwall Museum

Address: River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ, England
Phone Number: 01872 272205
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Truro
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm

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