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Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, Cornwall

Royal Cornwall Museum
River Street

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The Royal Cornwall Museum is a wonderful place to find out about Cornwall, its history and its cultural heritage. Entry to the museum is free. As well as having a changing programme of exhibitions, the museum holds collections of art ranging from old master drawings to works by artists in Cornwall still practicing today, a world famous mineral collection, Social History, Cornish archaeology - with a particularly strong bronze age collection, world cultures collections and an Egyptian gallery which includes the remains of the Priest Ast Tayef Nakht, the unwrapped mummy.

The museum is owned by the Royal Institution of Cornwall, a registered charity, established in 1818 for "the promotion of knowledge in natural history, ethnology and the fine and industrial arts, especially in relation to Cornwall". This is still at the heart of everything it does today. The museum is particularly well resourced for families with something to do whenever you visit. As well as family friendly events throughout the year, many of the permanent galleries have activities to help families and children explore the collections.

There are toilets and café facilities on site and the museum and library are accessible for pushchairs and wheelchair users.


Nearest UK Airport: Newquay
Months Open: Monday - Saturday 10am - 4.45pm. Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Admission Price: Children (aged 18 and under) can visit free.
Adults £5 for an annual pass - pay once get in free all year!
For disabled visitors the charge still applies but if you have one or more support carers they may enter for free.
RIC Members Free
National Art Pass and Museums Association Members Free
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Café

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