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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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We love coming to this museum as there is loads of different areas so there really is something for everyone. The seal exhibition is very interesting although only small it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We love coming to this museum as there is loads of different areas so there really is something for everyone. The seal exhibition is very interesting although only small it is extremely informative. My daughter loves the Cornish Giant and when she goes she likes to stand in his shoes and measure her height. Look out for the Methodist history... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this museum and it kept our four year old amused with the quiz and interactive displays. Loved the Greek, Roman, Egyptian section.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited museum with husband, son, daughter in law, and grandchildren aged 4 and 8 years. Every one of us enjoyed our visit. Covered everything including history of Cornwall, culture of ancient Egypt (had a real mummy there who they could identify) and Rome, minerals from Cornwall, nature, and Cornish science and inventions. Lots of activities for children.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit if you are visiting Truro, especially for younger children. Good selection of interesting things to discuss & for them to see.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Small but beautifully formed. Good mix of interactive displays and traditional museum fare. Explorer hat and pack is ideal for small children. Older children trail is not as good but did absorb us for quite a while. Lovely cafe joined to museum. Shame it closes at 4.45 in the middle of summer especially as it charges for entry.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What a lovely quiet , interesting place to visit. Grandchild interested in chrystals, it is his favourite place. Staff friendly and helpful. Actually visited the mummy yesterday. He thought it a bit scary but was pleased he had seen it.we both enjoyed the things to do that we found. He is ready to go again next week to see what... More 

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Redruth, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Worth the year round ticket as a place to take the grandchildren - especially if one is avoiding shopping in Truro. Always lots to see and a great area for kids. Cornish history obviously figures highly but you can easily lose yourself in here for an hour or so .

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a place I haven't visited since I was a teenager at Grammar School in Truro. The cost is £4.50 but you can visit for 1 year on this ticket. It is very interesting in that it shows the many minerals and gems which have been found in Cornwall particularly. There is a preserved 'unwrapped' Egyptian Mummy outside of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Decided to visit with my one year old after reading positive reviews here and we had a brilliant time. I was worried about her being bored, whiny and possibly breaking things but she absolutely LOVED toddling about among the exhibits, interacting with the displays and climbing the stairs! There is so much to see and do and the very reasonable... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This museum in Truro is definitely worth a visit, and the entry fee is very reasonable. Visitors who are 18 or under can visit free, and adult entry is £4.50 (an annual pass!). The museum has lots of different things to see, including local archaeological finds from the Chysauster site/ area, and some Ancient Egyptian artefacts (amongst others). Don't visit... More 

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