Royal Cornwall Museum
Average time spent – 1-2 hours.
Things to do at the Royal Cornwall Museum review
The Royal Cornwall museum in Truro was founded in 1818. It houses over 300,000 heritage objects with plenty to look at. It is the county’s oldest museum.
The museum takes you from Stone Age Cornwall through to contemporary art across two floors. There are important collections of natural history, geology, decorative arts and Newlyn School paintings.
The museum includes an Egyptology collection, including an unwrapped 25th Dynasty mummy, classical Greek and Roman objects and a world famous collection of minerals, including the largest specimen of liroconite ever discovered. The decorative arts collection is very strong, including many Newlyn School paintings. There is also a selection of work by other Cornish artists and designers.
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Important Information Royal Cornwall Museum
Eating – There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks.
Facilities in brief – 200-year-old museum with two floors of exhibits. There are toilets and a cafe.
Entry price – *FREE
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE. It is free to visit. There may be a charge to park.
Opening: They are open most of the year but often closed Mondays and Sundays. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dog friendly? There is no information
Information on accessibility – Fully wheelchair accessible
Address: 25 River St, Truro TR1 2SJ, Cornwall, England. Phone: 01872 272205
Category – Museum – Indoors – suitable for all ages, although children of reading age will get more out of a visit
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