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

Free

Discounts

  • 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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Kuriology sculpture - ‘From behind closed doors’

  • 22 June — 1 July 2017

An exhibition of ‘mixed media’ sculptures primarily created using reused, recycled & repurposed materials. Using objects gleaned from car boot sales & charity shops on rare trips out with Red Cross initiated befriender &/or more latterly the artist’s disability service dog.

The sculptures reflect a love of museum ‘Cabinets of Curiosities’, Natural History, Taxidermy, witchcraft & pagan folklore, as well as figurative sculptures influenced by Greek/Roman mythology & history

“Housebound on disability benefits for 10yrs means a lot of time, but few resources to teach oneself to sculpt” – The Kuriologist

There is also a justgiving fundraising appeal to help meet the artist’s costs of staging the exhibition.

NB: Commission on sales of Kuriologist sculptures sold at exhibition will help fund award winning Helston Museum in Cornwall.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Disabled-Artist-Museum-Exhibition

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.

Krafty Kids Making Money Boxes

  • 1 June 2017 10:30am-12:20pm

Come along to our May half-tern Krafty Kids session. This time we will be making money boxes.Sessions running: 10:30am, 11am,11:30am &12pmFREE, donations welcomed.Booking essential via museum shop or phone: 01326 564027,

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

Free, donations welcome!

Helston Museum
Market Place
Helston
Cornwall
TR13 8TH
England

Website

www.helstonmuseum.co.uk

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E-mail

info@helstonmuseum.co.uk

Telephone

01326 564027

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.
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