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Royal Cornwall Museum

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Address: Royal Cornwall Museum 25 River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ, England
Phone Number:
+44 1872 272205
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10:00 - 16:45
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:45
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Explore 1000s of historical objects from both Cornwall and the rest of the...

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.

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Finding Mummy !!

This hidden gem in the city centre of Truro is always worth a visit. Interesting exhibits and great things for children to be involved in .

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Truro, United Kingdom
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Truro, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hidden gem in the city centre of Truro is always worth a visit. Interesting exhibits and great things for children to be involved in .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

good place to visit. its not huge, but there's plenty to see and they cater for children. lots of Cornish history. allow 1.5-3 hrs to visit.

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Thank Steve M
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to Truro museum should be on everyone's itinerary. The range of items on show is truly amazing. From the Iron Age to Victoriana. Gold discovered locally, pottery, horse drawn carriages and much more.

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Thank Brian P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 provided us with a map and some suggestions of how to make our way around to see the exhibits. We set off and immersed... More 

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

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 rich mining history

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Thank Adrian W
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I came along with the family for the excellent Bloodhound SSC talk and display and found the RCM bursting with new things and refreshed old gems.

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1 Thank HGADavies
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Fascinating collection of local interest and some nationally important items. As well as a fantastic mineral collection. Oh and great food in the cafe as well. A1+

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

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. The ground level has a lot of archaeological finds and pottery which I have seen in other county museums also. Some was devoted... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

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.

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