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Royal Cornwall Museum

River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ, England
01872 272205
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Truro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The "largest and livliest" museum in Cornwall.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Owner description: The "largest and livliest" museum in Cornwall.

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Reading, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Ground floor of the museum is mostly local history and geology. All well laid out and displayed. They encourage children to look at objects and provide drawers of articles for children to open and explore. Excellent room with Egyptian artefacts specifically arranged for children, very well done. Cost of entry gives you a years admission, so if you live anywhere... More 

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Cornwall
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Now you have to pay and for what? loads of kids running around not under supervision by teachers who they do not respect. This means any real learning you want to do and exhibit 'taking in' is disturbed. One wonders if the museum would survive on donations... I think not and that says the class of museum it is. Cornwall... More 

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royalcornwall2014, Public Relations Manager at Royal Cornwall Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your museum experience. Learning is at the heart of the Royal Cornwall Museum and our collections provide an excellent learning resource for schools, families and adults alike. This does mean that at certain times of the day there will be large groups of children enjoying the interactive displays in our galleries. If... More 

Porthtowan, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There is a lot of interesting items to look at and lots you can learn about Cornwall. The mummy was a bit of a surprise and there is plenty to see. The volunteers were very chatty and had lots of Cornish knowledge.

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Gweek Cornwall
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Tried here as our usual one was being refurbished. The food was exceptional and plentiful. All the food looked and tasted home made and the salad which accompanied the quiches was well presented and very filling.It is spread through tfour separate eating areas, the first being part of the museum, the second being a mezzanine floor overlooking the art and... More 

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Small museum but very informative , small shop which could sell more products as at the moment limited . The café is nice and bright and a nice place for afternoon tea

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Delicious food, excellent service, not too pricey. Clean, with a friendly atmosphere. Easy to find, the bus stops out side, nit far to walk into and explore the shops in Truro.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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