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Royal Cornwall Museum

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Address: Royal Cornwall Museum 25 River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1872 272205
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10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Explore 1000s of historical objects from both Cornwall and the rest of the...

Explore 1000s of historical objects from both Cornwall and the rest of the world, along with one of the county's finest art collections. Also open on Bank Holidays, and on Sundays in August.

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It isn't the biggest of museums, but it is well laid out with plenty to see.

Lots of things to see, from Egyptian to Cornish mining. Entrance fee for over 16's is £4.50p plus they ask if you would like to give an extra one pound towards the up-keep, so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ray H
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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great family day out. We really enjoyed the mining section and building an air powered car out of K'nex.

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Thank Sarah E
Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of things to see, from Egyptian to Cornish mining. Entrance fee for over 16's is £4.50p plus they ask if you would like to give an extra one pound towards the up-keep, so really £5.50p for an all day ticket. Besides the normal exhibits, there is an art shop, souvenir shop and a great food café, with toilets if... More 

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Thank Ray H
Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum with my son, his wife and 3 children whilst on holiday in Cornwall. It was a very rainy day so we decided to pass some time in the museum. What a great choice !! My youngest grandson (aged 4) spent most of his time in the Egyptian expedition complete with hard hat and hi-vis jacket. There... More 

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Thank Linda C
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with 5yr old and 9 yr old , spent about 3 hrs looking and having a snack. Museum is quite interesting with lots of variety, kids enjoyed nature exhibition as more hands on. Egypt expedition interesting. Cafe was nice , clean with a good variety of food, all staff in museum and cafe polite and helpfull. Under 16teens get... More 

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Thank julie w
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful history of Cornwall and great mining exhibit. Very well done children's section with interactive displays. Special exhibit of wonderful watercolor artist as well. Lunch spot looked lovely.

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Thank SLWW626
Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would be great for kids! Lots to do and look at, also has an art gallery and a lovely cafe. Cafe was brilliant and prices were pretty good. You can spend 1-2 hours plus in there :)

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Thank HarryKemp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent almost four hours looking around the museum. Lots of interesting exhibits and local history. Walked back into Truro for lunch then returned after. Just keep hold of ticket.

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Thank noomski
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ideal place in Truro for a damp day with the children not only educational for the youngsters but for all, covering a wide range of activities of Cornwall throughout the ages. And for the youngsters a quiz sheet to engage there interest it takes them to all parts of the museum and at the end they get to design... More 

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Thank George C
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

This was one of several visits we have made during the last year. One admission with Gift Aid gives a year's entry! Cornwall themed naturally, informative and accessible. But this time a fascinating special exhibition using radiography based plant images as art. Cafeteria well worth a visit, reasonably priced refreshments and light meals and pleasant staff.

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Thank Ian A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Yes it's a small museum but it's not that expensive and it's really very interesting. It gets the balance right between being accessible for kids but also being informative for adults. Weirdly enough the minerals and rocks section is very interesting - a strange thing to say but it is those rocks and minerals that Cornwall and its heritage is... More 

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