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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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Porthtowan, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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Cornwall
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
42 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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