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Our Photographic Collection

In 2014, we were successfully awarded a grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund to improve the access to and care of our photographic collection.

Thanks to this funding, part of our collection of over 50,000 images is being digitised and re-packaged to conservation standards, so that future generations may learn and benefit from this fantastic archive. In the process we have created an online resource, which allows you to search, browse and buy images from our collection.  Throughout the duration of the 2 year project, we will be putting a selection of our best images on-line, covering topics such as:

Places, People, Mining, Shipping, Farming, Railways, Cornwall in the First World War


This project would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of our 10 digitisation volunteers who have been trained in preventative conservation, digitisation and cataloguing.  The money raised through the sale of images will help us, as a charity, to continue to care for our collections.

Search our online collection held at Mediastorehouse where you can browse, research and buy images from our photographic collection