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Exhibitions & Events

Landscape with Ruins

This exhibition is part of ‘Ruins and Monuments’ project which has been running for over 10 years. The aim of the project is a series of exhibitions in the former mining heartlands of Cornwall and West Devon.

EXTENDED Adrift: Lost at Sea

In 1997, a rogue wave knocked 62 containers from a cargo ship off the coast of Cornwall. Five million pieces of lego were set adrift in the ocean, washing up on beaches across the southwest. This is the story of what was lost and what was learned about the ocean, its currents and pollution.

Costume Showcases

Through the spring we will be stage a series of small exhibitions showing Royal Cornwall Museum's incredible collection of costume, starting with Edith William’s trousseau of Victorian dress.

A Different View

A Different View is an exhibition displaying Bryan Pearce’s life and work, exploring his unique eye within the context of the Modernist art movement that emerged in Cornwall in the middle of the last century.

Edith Williams’ Trousseau Online Exhibition

The Edith Williams collection is very fragile and vulnerable to light, so is not able to be on display very often. We're delighted to now have digital 3D scans of Edith Williams' trousseau from the late 19th century, which are featured in this online exhibition thanks to Cornwall Museums Partnership and Art Fund.