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

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.
Celebrating 50 years of Parc Eglos School

Celebrating 50 years of Parc Eglos School

  • 3 August — 2 September 2015 *on now

Our new exhibition "Celebrating 50 years of Parc Eglos School", there are photographs from their archive and work by current pupils to celebrate the 50th anniversary. It will be running for the duration of the summer holidays.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, donations welcomed!

Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/124413254566822/124413471233467/

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.

Curious Collections

  • 2 February 2015 — 1 February 2016 *on now

Do you have a curious collection? We have a space within the museum dedicated to exhibiting personal collections, our current display is of a collection of model cats, so whatever you collect we want! Please don't hesitate to contact us, we would love to hear from you!,

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, donations welcome!

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Postcards Home

  • 28 July — 2 September 2015 *on now

Another great FREE summer activity at Helston Museum!

Join us for a special summer activity, grab your suitcase and a postcard fill in the gaps with clues hidden around the museum! Look out for buckets and spades, which will be next to Cornish or holiday themed items. You can draw a picture on the front of the postcard and either enter it into our competition, send it to a friend/relative or take it home with you!

Starting on 24th July, running until 2nd of September!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, donations welcome!

Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/999949166702112/

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Helston Museum's Poldark Trail

  • 28 July — 2 September 2015 *on now

Get on your tricorn hat, follow the map and discover the objects through the museum! Learn facts about the period in which Poldark is set!

Running over the summer why not come along and see objects that characters like Ross and Demelza would have known!

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Free, donations welcome.

Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/396088967259949/

Cornish Quiz

Cornish Quiz

  • 28 July — 31 December 2015 *on now

A new permanent feature at the museum is our Cornish Quiz!

Follow the trail around the museum and learn the Cornish words for some of our favourite objects!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, donations welcome!

Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/1660529357514292/

Dieci Salfield Duo

Dieci Salfield Duo

  • 29 August 2015 7:30-10pm *on now

Do not miss this very rare opportunity to see two great friends and music legends, Italian guitarist Andrea Dieci and Cornish lutenist Ben Salfield, team up for a performance of English renaissance duets played on classical guitar and 10-course lutar.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets: Adults £10, Under 16s £5.

Tickets available from the museum, reservations can be made on 01326 564027

Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/1594308790818784/

Helston Museum
Market Place
Helston
Cornwall
TR13 8TH
England

Website

http://www.helstonmuseum.co.uk

https://twitter.com/helstonmuseum

https://www.facebook.com/helstonmuseum

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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