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Royal Cornwall Museum

Royal Cornwall Museum 25 River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ, England
+44 1872 272205
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Cornish history in one place.

This is a small museum but well worth a visit. It had the most staggering rock collection. Where... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Maverick2008
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Peterborough
An excellent museum dedictaed to Cornwall's unique past

A lovely museum covering prehistoric Cornwall to modern day with many exhibits of Cornwall's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Adrian W
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St Austell, 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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:45
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Royal Cornwall Museum 25 River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ, England
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+44 1872 272205
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"cornish history"
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"egyptian mummy"
in 7 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
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"well worth a visit"
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"hands on activities"
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"mineral collection"
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"pre history"
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"art fund"
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"roman times"
in 3 reviews
"on display"
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"tin mining"
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"rainy day"
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"park and ride"
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"per adult"
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"entrance fee"
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"a real gem"
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"free entry"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a small museum but well worth a visit. It had the most staggering rock collection. Where you sometimes only see a few small specimens this museum had the largest rocks which were very well presented. Lots of interesting items on both floors and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely museum covering prehistoric Cornwall to modern day with many exhibits of Cornwall's mining, fishing and social life. The collection of minerals from Cornwall's mines collected over the last couple of hundred years is stunning

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The RCM, in downtown Truro, is like a high-grade antique shop as well as a museum. In the space of two compact floors you can find, among many other things: Peruvian pottery from 500 AD, 16th century German porcelain, classic grandfather clocks, busts of Napoleon...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

The entrance fee is £5.50 (free to Art Fund members). You certainly get value for money. We spent a very interesting morning here. In the archaeological section there were some very impressive pre-Roman gold chokers. The mineral collection was brilliant. Do not miss the Hireth...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We were given a warm welcome and although no official bag storage our backpacks were stowed away at reception. Showing our park and ride tickets we had £1 off the reasonable entrance fee. Although seems a small museum you could easily spend the whole day....More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

A fine example of how a small museum can inform and inspire. This museum imaginatively covers all aspects of Cornish life including geology, history, industry and culture. There are some fine local paintings here and even a small exhibition dedicated to the Poldark phenomenon. Allow...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Enjoyed the museum, there was lots of things to see, although would be great to see more interaction. I learnt a lot from the visit and would probably visit again in the near future as plenty of time should be allowed!

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We don’t get down to Truro very often from Plymouth but decided to visit while staying locally for a long weekend. The weather wasn’t great so wanted to do something inside and saw a leaflet for the museum. Glad we did. Lots to see and...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We spent about an hour here appreciating the well laid out displays. We particularly enjoyed the old coach and its history. all the displays were well presented with just the right amount of detailed description. Plenty of loos on the different levels if you need...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Great museum. Cornwall history, art, Egypt, ancient world, geology, surprises. A hidden treasure right in the middle of Truro, easy to get to on foot or bus. Seems to do a lot of events too.

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