Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro
Categories: History Museums, Museums
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.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Royal Cornwall Museum by using our Truro trip itinerary maker.
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My wife and I visited this museum to view the Poldark Trail and to learn and understand more about Cornwall. We were not disappointed and there is far more fascinating information here than a short vi... read more »
This is an intersting museum but needs to keep up with more modern themes. There is now so much more that museums seem to do to make them interesting to all the family. There is a large room devoted t... read more »
We were surprised by the scope and quality of the exhibits. There are some fascinating things, everything from local industrial archaeology to a bit of ancient Egypt. Well worth a visit.
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?
Love taking my 3 year old here. We enjoy the diversity of artifacts and activities
Dr Charlie Mansfield
After attending the travel writers' day on 29th May 2015 at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro led by Denise M-B from Plymouth University. RCM was the perfect venue for learning to write about heritage interpretation from a travel writer's point of view. The RCM staff and the Courtney Library staff are wonderful, really helpful and knowledgeable.
Could argue the educational value but apart from that very well organised and managed for a museum.
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