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Royal Cornwall Museum

River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ, England
01872 272205
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Truro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: The "largest and livliest" museum in Cornwall.
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English first
Dorset, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Lots of info and very educational, queit relaxing and worth it. Not expensive to get in. Artifacts to see and timekines given.

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Chester Basin, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Unfortunately one of the rooms with minerals was closed the day of our visit, but with family history from Cornwall we found it interesting and informative.

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South West
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This museum reflects well on Cornish history and life with permanent and one off exhibitions taking place. Its mineral collection is incredible reflecting the mining heritage of the county. A recent innovation allows visitors to see for a limited period, finds, that have been discovered by metal detector and general digging and accidentally by members of the public. These finds... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I really liked the outside tables hidden amongst the foliage and the lovely service and best of all the amazing salads and quiche! Followed by a trip round the art shop - perfect!

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had to wait ages to pay the entrance fee as the only person on duty was taking a phone call, not very good customer service as it took her 5 minutes to actually acknowledge we were there waiting. Sadly there are no discounts for OAP's most places offer at least 10% if not more to all over 60's. The... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Really interesting artifacts and history locally linked and further afield. Great area for children's interest mainly based on the sea and animal, insects and birds. Was amazed how long it held my 4 year olds interest. Another plus is a free return anytime over the next year! Children free adults £4.50. Some awesome artwork on local subjects too.

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The museum is situated in the centre of the city and we really enjoy a visit to relax whilst shopping (also a good place if its bad weather). I really like the geological exhibits, many of them of local interest. There are many things for the children to do and activity packs are provided.. There is a café offering good... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We regularly visit this cafe because the staff are always helpful, the cakes are great and it's service with a smile!! If you enjoy arts or crafts this is a great place to stop. A great atmosphere! Always something good to see in the museum!

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Reasonably priced good home-cooked food. Excellent venue for a quick cup of coffee during the morning or a tasty lunch.

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Plymouth, Devon
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429 reviews 429 reviews
213 attraction reviews
453 helpful votes 453 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

... the exhibition "Amongst Heroes - the artist in working Cornwall" is on for a few more weeks and is definitely worth seeing. Unfortunately, heavy rain the day before my visit meant the 'Sea' side of this exhibition was closed; however, the 'Land' side is worth the effort on it's own. The curator had the right balance of interpretation for... More

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