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About the Museum

The Royal Institution of Cornwall, founded in 1818, was set up to promote excellence across all fields relating to Cornwall’s world leading industries and art through the creation of the Royal Cornwall Museum, the Courtney Library and a programme of lectures.

Our Vision

The Royal Institution of Cornwall will become a beacon for Cornish heritage and culture; involving and inspiring people through engagement with Cornish heritage and its links to the world.

Our Mission

Our mission is to use our unique collections to provide a welcoming, dynamic and lively cultural hub that inspires people to explore, learn about and enjoy Cornish heritage and its links to the world thereby contributing to the economic and social welfare of the county.

 

We are proud to say we are an accredited museum and uphold high standards of care with all our collections.

RIC Consitution:   Memorandum & Articles