Royal Cornwall Museum

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The Royal Cornwall Museum is famous for its internationally important collections, giving guests a view of Cornwall’s history and unique culture. You will have a chance to view and admire the museum’s collection of Newlyn School paintings in the Fine and Decorative Arts gallery, genuine Egyptian mummy, ceramics and more. Some of the displays at the Royal Cornwall Museum come from generous benefactors who have donated objects to add to the museum have diversified collections.

The museum also aims to inculcate learning in the museum tours for the visitors through offering a range of events that are both fun and educational for all members of the family. You could expect workshops, holiday events, mini museums or summer activity center for everyone. Other facilities in the Royal Cornwall Museum are an object enquiry service, a gift shop, education service workshops, a library, information on the exhibits. The museum is also wheelchair friendly.

The Royal Cornwall Museum is owned and managed by the Royal Institution of Cornwall. The museum was founded in 1818 and it became internationally famous for its exciting exhibits, specializing in Cornish history and archaeology. If you want information about the history of Cornwall from the Stone Age to the present, the Royal Cornwall Museum is the best place to go. If you need documents, old manuscripts, newspapers dating from 1798, periodicals, local history or other historical documents, you can visit the Courtney library next to the museum.

Royal Cornwall Museum is open every day except Sundays and bank holidays. Admission is free. You can download a PDF map to find their exact location, contact telephone number +44 (0)1872 272 205, fax +44 (0)1872 240 514, email or visit their website for more details.

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