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

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.
Summer activities poster.

All Aboard The Helston Museum Railway!

  • 25 July — 3 September 2016 *on now

Over the summer holidays we have a special treat for all of our young visitors! The museum will be turned into a railway journey, with different stations, your own suitcase and clues to follow around the museum. Our make and take area will be turned into a railway waiting room where you can make transport themed activities like designing your own railway posters and a costume box!

All activities are FREE!

Helston Museum is open 10am-4pm Mon-Sat

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • 7-10
  • 0-4
  • 14-15
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

Free, donations welcomed

Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/1626904197600337/

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Krafty Kids + Learn to knit & sew

  • 25 August 2016 10:30am-2:30pm

28th JULY
Making milk jug Nelephants!

4th AUGUST
Making pebble and glass mosaics.

11th AUGUST
Planes, boats & Trains themed craft.

18th & 25th AUGUST
Driftwood sculptures &mobiles.

PLUS
Starting on the 28th July 6 WEEK “Learn to knit & sew”
Suitable for 8 years+
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
1pm - 2:30pm after Krafty Kids sessions.
FREE, booking essential.
Too book a place call: 01326 564027 or info@helstonmuseum.co.uk
The course is limited to 8 places to book fast!

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 7-10
  • 16-17

Admission

Free, donations welcomed.

Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/598356670333059/

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Helston 365

  • 18 — 27 August 2016 *on now

From the 8th- 27th of Aug we will be presenting our fantastic photography project Helston 365 for the second time. We would like to thank you all of the contributors and would like to encourage everyone share this with anyone you know who took part so that they can see their work in this fantastic community project!

Helston 365 is a visual diary of 2015, reflecting life in & around Helston through the lens of locals. A photograph taken every day last year, documenting the changing seasons and everyday life in the town.

Come along and see the range of subjects, styles and stories!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE, donations welcomed.

Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/642694669225507/

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Creative Writing Workshop

  • 24 August 2016 2-4pm *on now

Creative writing session run by Gary Matthews on Wednesday 24th August at 2pm.
Suitable for adults and older children (10 years +)
No need to book a place but it will help if you let us know you are coming.
FREE

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE, donations welcomed.

Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/341098159554723/

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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