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Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro

(4/5 based on 180+ 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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  • Stopped in late lunch time, after having a disappointing visit to the cathedral and wished we had spent the day here instead. Greeted warmly by a lovely young woman who asked if we'd been before, then...  more »
  • to me it over price 5.50 per adult when anther ones are free just make a donate to get in and not must to see i will never re tune 
  • The museum has been opened for many years and holds items of Cornwalls history from pre-history to modern. The minerals gallery is particularly impressive with beautiful rock samples from Cornwalls ri...  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