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Royal Cornwall Museum

Royal Cornwall Museum 25 River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ, England
+44 1872 272205
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Half a day out

This is a great little museum especially for children. There is a very hands on section where they... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mesh18
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
more to this than meets the eye

visited on a day trip to Truro ,the museum was interesting especially the mining history and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jennifer l
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Rhondda, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 04:45
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Royal Cornwall Museum 25 River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little museum especially for children. There is a very hands on section where they can play, explore and learn. There is a workshop attached where lots of activities go on. There is a reasonable priced shop with very educational learning toys...More

Thank mesh18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited on a day trip to Truro ,the museum was interesting especially the mining history and the exhibition of rocks,it took ages to read about all of them,anyone interested in geology would be fascinated. We missed some things as time was getting late but would...More

Thank jennifer l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Next door to Royal Cornwall Museum. Pleasant light airy decor. Plenty of room. Fresh local healthy delicious freshly-prepared food. Very generous portions. Not cheapest but good value for money. Imaginative selection of vegetarian and vegan, also gluten-free food. The staff will do their best to...More

Thank pamwilsonacu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressed with this little museum- how lovely. My children really enjoyed it and enjoyed the activity that was given to them to complete. They were very interested in all of it and loved looking at all the rocks and old toys. There was a...More

Thank Emmateach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with my wife and three teenage children during a camping trip to Penhallow. We spent a day in Truro, called into the museum as my wife and daughter are both Poldark fans. The Poldark exhibition was really a bit of a disappointment, but...More

Thank SiloSean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't expect to find a local museum so interesting but it was full excellent displays and exhibitions. Particularly the current painting display

Thank Eliza M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with dubious expectation as to how kids would respond, however was really pleased! There was plenty of things to keep children interested, draws to open, things to find, microscopes and most definitely the Egyptian puzzles etc. Many interesting artifacts for adults too (of...More

1  Thank Christine L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very well curated mix of geology history and culture, space with excellent interactive resources, especially valuable for young people. I wish that more people who travel to Cornwall would take some time to understand its history and culture so as to better understand Cornwall today...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

After a school trip here my daughter persuaded me to take her again - only about £5.50 to enter (kids free) and we were in there for about 2 hours! Really impressed with the exhibitions and information presented, lots of interactive stuff for kids including...More

1  Thank LadyinTruro
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

A small but informative museum with very good information and exhibition on Cornwall mining and minerals. I also had a look at the small exhibit they have on the Poldark series

2  Thank Whyarentyouhere
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