Penryn Museum

Penryn Museum

Our small museum encompasses interesting objects from the vast span of unique history of Penryn and gives an insight into the people who created our past.

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Opening hours

Mon-Fri 10:00 am - 3:30pm Closed during December and January

Admission charges


Mummified rat

Local History Collections

Penryn is one of Cornwall's oldest towns, having received its first charter in 1236. From Medieval Penryn through to modern day, the history of the town, and the people to who lived and worked there, is fully represented in the varied collections of the Museum. One curious exhibit is this 'Plague Rat', found walled up under the stairs of a building during rennovation. It is thought to be around 400 years old.

Glasney College Stonework

Glasney College Finds

Glasney College, founded in 1265, was one of the most important of Cornwall's religious institutions. Its church dominated Penryn for almost 200 years and it was the birthplace of many Cornish plays. Beatifully-carved architectural stonework is on display, alongside smaller finds from more recent excavations.

Penryn Museum
Town Hall,
Higer Market Street
TR10 8LT



01326 372158

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