This collection started as a local effort by amateur enthusiasts, and has become an impressive treasure-house of Cornwall memorabilia. Mining, seafaring and agriculture are all covered well, with many incidental delights. Particular highlights for me were the photograph collection (I ordered two prints that stood out in my imagination), the history of St Ives harbour, and the farming implements - business-like and dangerous-looking! I technically withdraw a half-star for the lack of interactive displays - but they cost a lot, and in any case part of the charm here is the way this collection has grown organically and with a lot of dedication. It doesn't need gimmicks, and is an ideal, should-see complement to the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro.
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