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The UK’s Greatest Museum For Cornish Life & Culture | Free For Children

Family Activities


Pottery Jigsaws
Get creative with our drop-in arts and crafts sessions, and make a piece of art inspired by the Museum’s collection and displays to take home.

FREE Various times between 11am – 3pm.
Wednesday and Thursday:
Diggin’ Down
Come and see what you can find in our archaeological dig
FREE and drop in 10.30am – 12.30pm

Clay Pots and Patterns Workshop
Create your own special clay pot based on ancient designs.  £3 per person.  For ages 5 years upwards.
Sessions run 10.30 – 12 noon and 1.30 – 3pm.
Booking required.

Arts and Crafts
‘Living Lines’ explore the lines formed in nature and create your own with interesting materials including string, light and even tea leaves.  Activities are FREE, donations welcome.  Normal adult admission applies.  Suitable for all ages.



Brand new family trail available now!
From mighty giants to golden treasures, discover the stories of Cornwall’s past.

Explorer Backpacks!
Borrow a backpack filled with binoculars, explorers hat, drawing materials and fun activities and have fun navigating the halls with the children

Do you love museums?  Are you aged between 7 and 14 years?
If so, the new RCM Museum Club may be just the thing for you!

Starting in September, Museum Club gives young visitors the chance to delve deeper into the treasures of the museum.

Discover more about the collections and exhibitions, through a range of activities including object handling, art and craft making, and creative writing.  Explore the historical, the beautiful and the weird and wonderful! FIND OUT MORE