Bridging Arts

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Bridging Arts presents issues and news through art-related events and activities. Our exhibitions encourage debate around art and the social, cultural and political issues that it raises.

We work with people who create art with a message, whether professional artists and photographers or groups of people who use art to express what they think about issues central to their lives.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Now open daily - 14.00 to 18.00. Entry free

Admission charges

Free of charge

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Film and Media, Fine Art, World Cultures

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Land Army Girl photographed by A W Jordan

Heart of Conflict

  • 16 December 2016 — 30 June 2017 *on now

Thousands of men and women left Cornwall between 1914-18 to endure terrible hardship fighting the Germans in France and further afield. For those left behind, these were years of privation, anxiety, grief and extraordinary sacrifice.

Heart of Conflict looks at how people in Cornwall kept body and soul together during those years, how they lived and how they loved.

We’ve worked with local people to uncover previously untold stories of human bravery and endurance.

Women who struggled to make ends meet while waiting for their men and sons to return home from the Front…if they ever did. Young women who worked on the land, or in munitions factories or in the mines. Men forced to stay at home to do vital work such as mining, farming or fishing to keep the war machine going.

As this exhibition shows, not everyone makes the history books, but everyone has a story to tell.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Royal Cornwall Museum
River Street


£5.50 for a day pass. Under 16s go free.

Bridging Arts




020 8749 9010


020 8749 5658

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