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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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Good range of exhibits

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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62 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

An excellent visit with help from the marvellous people who work there which aided the project set for easter homework by the school. Interesting artifacts and interactive exhibits. Good space to learn about all different aspects of history from the world and uk with a marvellous insite into cornish life

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

As you would expect from a museum in a mining area, there is an excellent gallery on geology, with special attention given to Cornwall and its mineral wealth. There is also a very nice summary of the county's history, another of its wildlife, and a couple of other galleries which were closed for the week we stayed at Truro. Well... More 

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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330 attraction reviews
375 helpful votes 375 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Just back from a visit to an old friend,Truro Museum. They have around 600 items of Japanese sword fittings and other various items,for many years much was in box's tucked away so it was a pleasure to see a small amount well displayed. If you are ever in the County,make an effort to visit Truro museum,small it may be but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The museum brings to life how people lived in the Middle Ages, Roman Times, the Bronze Age, etc. I was amazed to even see teepee-like structures. Hadn't realized that Cornwall was once connected to the continent. Nicely presented.

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