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.
Museum, Gallery, Heritage site, Archive
Standard Opening Times:
Monday - Saturday
10am - 4pm
Holiday Opening Times:
Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday
December 24th - January 2nd
- Museums Association
Free Admission, Full Disabled Access.
Toilets and baby changing.
Dogs on leads welcome.
Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Land Transport, Maritime, Music, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Social History, Weapons and War, World Cultures
Kuriology sculpture - ‘From behind closed doors’
- 22 June — 1 July 2017 *on now
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.
- Any age