Padstow Museum

Padstow Museum
The Institute
Market Place
Padstow
Cornwall
PL28 8AL
England

Website

www.padstowmuseum.co.uk

E-mail

museum@chynoweth.co.uk

jebuki@btinternet.com

Telephone

01841 532752

01841532470

01841532620

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Our museum is devoted to  padstow's social history research by schools and ex-pats is welcome

This small but interesting museum is situated just 20 metres from the harbour side in the port of Padstow on the North Cornish Coast. Initially set up in 1971 by an enthusiastic group of local residents headed by retired boat builder Bill Lindsey, it holds an interesting collection of artefacts giving an insight into the history of the Port of Padstow over the past two centuries.

Padstow is an important fishing port and harbour of refuge on the North Coast of Cornwall, a haven for many visiting yachtsmen. It was from here that many Cornishmen and their families embarked for a new life in North America after the collapse of the Cornish tin mining industry.

Padstow probably best known for its celebration of the coming of summer with its Obby Oss festivities on the 1st May each year: this is well documented by the Museum.

We welcome students and researchers to share our knowledge of our historic seaport with it's unique customs.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 10.30-16.30
2nd April --31 October (2012)
Sat 10.30-1pm (free entry Sat only)
Other times by prior arrangement.

Admission charges

All admissions are free for the remainder of 2012 season.

School parties and other organisations by arrangement (01841532470) or jebucki@btinternet.com

Discounts

  • Museums Association
Getting there

The nearest car parks are on the harbour side about 150 metres, or the Padstow town Council park at Old Station Yard.
Find the bandstand on the corner of the inner harbour take the pedestrian walkway by the Chough Bakery and we are in the brick Institute building opposite Barclays Bank

Additional info

Our volunteers are available during opening times to help with any enquires.
School parties and other organisations are welcome by prior arrangement by contacting museum@chynoweth.co.uk or 01841532470

We regret that disabled access to the museum is difficult as it is situated on the first floor of the premises

Padstow has a long history stretching back many hundreds of years our museum is rich in social history, that inevitably stems form our connexion with the sea, religiion, transport, immigration, and tradition.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Land Transport, Maritime, Social History, Weapons and War

Getting there

The nearest car parks are on the harbour side about 150 metres, or the Padstow town Council park at Old Station Yard.
Find the bandstand on the corner of the inner harbour take the pedestrian walkway by the Chough Bakery and we are in the brick Institute building opposite Barclays Bank

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