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Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro
(4/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
The Royal Cornwall Museum holds collections of Cornish and European archaeology and social history, as well as world cultures. The fine and decorative art collections hold work by Cornish artists, designers and makers but also contain significant works by nationally and internationally important artists from other parts of the world. The geology. and flora and fauna of the South West of England are represented in the geological and biological collections and are complemented by UK and world material.
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  • I think this museum has a mixed theme. I was expecting it to just be a museum for Cornish life but there was a monster exhibition, a Mexican gallery and an Egyptian area. All were very interesting. Th...  more »
  • This musium has a really interesting and diverse group of exhibits. There is a huge selection of geological specimens but the biggest surprise was to find an Egyptian mummy. Definitely worth a visit. 
  • 2 rooms on the first floor of the museum were given over to this exhibition - various "luminaries" including David Attenborough & Robin Hanbury-Tenison were invited to choose their favourite place on ...  more »
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  • Was pleasantly surprised that there were lots of activities for the kids.. A good way to escape the rain. Poor that there were no toilets despite high entry cost.
  • Some nice exhibits on the history of Cornwall in a great old building. Wonderful mineralogy room with outstanding displays of all the metal ores which have affected Cornwall over time. £11 adult entry. Bit steep perhaps?
  • Each exhibit had a number which had to be cross-referenced against a description on a laminated fact-sheet. This became anoying after a short while. Over use of scientific terms too. A story based approach would have been much better. Felt like a collection of objects, rather than about Cornwall. Also, the library of old books and manuscripts was locked out if public use despite being advertised on the website. Very disapointed. Wont return.
  • Love taking my 3 year old here. We enjoy the diversity of artifacts and activities
  • Nice for a few hours