Helston Museum

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Helston Museum was established in 1949 and is housed in a large listed building, formerly the Butter and Egg Market, Cattle Market and Drill Hall in the centre of Helston. The deceptively small entrance leads into five display halls on two floors, bursting with exhibits reflecting the history of Helston and the surrounding area. With one of the best social history, photograph and costume collections in the South West, Helston museum is a fascinating and FREE experience, where you are guaranteed a warm welcome from staff and volunteers.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Heritage site, Archive

Opening hours

Standard Opening Times:

Monday - Saturday
10am - 4pm

Holiday Opening Times:

Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday
December 24th - January 2nd

Admission charges



  • Museums Association

Additional info

Free Admission, Full Disabled Access.
Toilets and baby changing.
Dogs on leads welcome.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Land Transport, Maritime, Music, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Social History, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Autumn Lectures: The history of the Angel Hotel

  • 1 November 2016 1-2pm
  • 8 November 2016 1-2pm
  • 15 November 2016 1-2pm
  • 22 November 2016 1-2pm

The rest of the lecture programme is as follows:
18th October
The history and inspiration behind Alan Kents award winning plays.
Dr Alan Kent

25th October
Photographs from Britannia.
Tom Suddes

1st November
The “Verrey” Diaries – a recording of an airman’s time of RNAS Mullion – in conjunction with our WWI exhibition.

8th November
Another chance to see a special magic lantern show of Cornish Shipwrecks.
John Strike

15th November
Women of Waterloo and the Prussian Wars – A look into the costumes and objects.
Nicola Butland

22nd November
A Promenade Lecture – folklore around the museum.
Steve Pattison

Suitable for

  • Any age


Tickets £3 refreshments available.



Helston Museum
Market Place
TR13 8TH








01326 564027

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