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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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Egypt project help

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Kris V
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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329 attraction reviews
357 helpful votes 357 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is really good for children, they have activity sheets and activity bags which make the journey around the museum very interesting and informative for children. They also have activities during the school holidays

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Looe, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great place!! Gotta be done when in truro cornish history is so interesting and lots of hands on activities for children

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Launceston, England, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

we really enjoyed our visit to this museum, if you love cornwall this is a must see, so interesting and well presented. The café is good too. the staff were really helpful and well informed. the exhibits are so good, cant wait to take the grandkids.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Hubby and I visited the museum while awaiting the lantern parade last week. It was a really nice little surprise find. It was free too!! It doesn't take too long to go around the two levels but it is very interesting with lots of things for children to get involved with and be interactive with. Everything is nicely presented and... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The position, the size, the seating is good but ... Menu sounded great but a piece of quiche with the smallest side salad ever for just under six pounds ? The young staff seemed to be more concerned about serving the people they knew and checking their mobile phones. Great shame as my wife often has a ' girlie day'... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Visited on a drizzly grey day in half term with my 7 year old son. He loved it ! Was just enough to keep him engaged without being overwhelmed with artifacts. His favourite part was The ancient egyptians section as currently studying at school. After buying a few little treats we left and I got a "thank you mum, I... More 

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