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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
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The "largest and livliest" museum in Cornwall.

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Interesting museum

Very interesting museum that gives you a good view of the Cornish history. Very pleasant and helpful staff made our visit very informative and enjoyable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
ThePaperMan
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting museum that gives you a good view of the Cornish history. Very pleasant and helpful staff made our visit very informative and enjoyable.

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Thank ThePaperMan
Maplewood, Minnesota
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169 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This a a very nice little museum at which to learn about Cornwall history. The ground floor is dedicated primarily to a history of the region from the Stone Age to current day as you walk around the museum in a clockwise direction. There is also a small section on the wildlife of the area on this floor. The first... More 

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Thank Michael W
Worcester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was raining, so to keep ourselves occupied, we came to the RCM. £4.50 for an annual pass was a reasonable price for a years entry. Not being local, and the fact I would only use it once, was not earth shattering. Placed in a lovely building in the heart of Truro, the exhibits were well laid out, and it... More 

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Thank Richard A
Hants
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This isn't the best museum you will ever visit, but it is one of the best in terms of value for money, no question. An adult admission costs just £4.50, with children getting in for free. Allow approx 1 to 1.5 hours for your visit. My 7 year old son is very interested in rocks and minerals at the moment,... More 

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Thank Alan C
hampshire
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59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went in here on a cod rainy day and was pleased with the museum Was some great history and exhibits on show some of the interactive bits were not working but still enjoyed the morning

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Thank fire1Hampshire
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Well worth a visit especially if you are looking for something to do on a rainy day. They also run activities for kids in the school holidays so keep an eye out and book in advance

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Thank 64Linnie
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Some interesting exhibits but poorly displayed. Very little "hands-on" experiences for children.A very old-fashioned museum Shop disappointing.

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Thank Carol G
Penzance, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Great museum that offers a pleasent experiance to its visitors without trying to push history on people. I genrally hate visiting museums as you feel the need to conform to following directions but i found this museum comfertable. I didnt feel pressured into walking in a certain direction or feel rushed as im disabled and i really enjoyed it.

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Thank Teresa E
Cheshire
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

We didn't have anything planned for this day of our holiday so this museum was just something to fill a rainy afternoon. I'm very glad we found it as it's a lovely way to while away a few hours. There is a genuine mummy, cases with stuffed versions of local animals and birds, some modern art, some thought provoking displays... More 

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Thank JessCheshire
Marlow, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Visited with nephews 2 and 5 years old, there were two areas that were really interesting and hands-on for the kids! They also enjoyed the creative drawing section! Us adults found it interesting, the Egyptian section and in particular the room full of different gems and stones!

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