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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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Good local museum

Excellent small museum with lots of local history and an interesting Egypt section upstairs with a mummified human and cat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
David M
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

It would appear that there are no women in Cornwall judging by the contents of this museum. Apparently since prehistoric Cornwall to the present day women were no where to be seen nor did they do anything. So visiting school children will be under the impression that women are invisible. Although a large portion of the staff and volunteers are... More 

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13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Excellent small museum with lots of local history and an interesting Egypt section upstairs with a mummified human and cat.

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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62 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Faced with something to do other than shopping with Mrs Rooster81 on a damp afternoon, the RCM offered a welcome sanctuary for me and 6yo and 4yo sons. The entry fee of £4.50 for me with the boys free is fine and the provision of explorer hats and bags for them was a novel addition we haven't seen elsewhere. The... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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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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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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18 attraction reviews
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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