Redruth Old Cornwall Society Museum

Mining Artefacts
The ‘Thomas’ Collection of Minerals; Miners’ Tools; Candles; Tokens;
Carbide (Acetylene) Lamps; Models of Mines, Headgears, Pitworks; Model Engines; Tin Ingots; Documents; Share Certificates; Deeds; Ledgers; Cost Books; Shift Bosses’ Hand Books; Plans & Diagrams;
A large collection of Photographs of Mines dating from the 19th Century.

Spearheads, Arrowheads & Tools from The Iron Age (from Illogan Area)

Traders of the town
Advertisements; Paper Bags; Prices; Trade Receipts from 19th Century.; Many Artefacts from the Redruth Brewery and other Industries.

Large COllection of Photographs:
Old Mines; Redruth (19thC & 20thC.); Camborne – Redruth Tram Service; Redruth Rugby Football Club (& County); Redruth Cricket Club; Village - Rugby , Football, Cricket & Other Sports; Transport; Shipping; Churches of Cornwall ; Views of other parts of Cornwall ; Schools; People

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Opening hours

Tue-Thu, 10:00am to 3.:30pm

Admission charges


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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Redruth Old Cornwall Society, Town Museum

  • 10 — 12 September 2015

The Museum is situated within The Old Tin Streaming Works. The old machinery is in working order. This is very evocative of the industry. All aspects of Cornish life are on exhibition within the Museum. At the heart of the Mill is the ROCS Town Museum containing artefacts of the Cornish mining industry
history of Redruth
William Murdoch (gas lighting)
19th/20th-century Cornish kitchen
First World War and Second World War memorabilia.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Redruth Old Cornwall Society Museum
Tolgus Tin, Treasure Park
New Portreath Road
TR16 4HN



01209 215084

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