All museum objects can be viewed as treasure. Collections are built by specialists who see each object as important, whether it be 4000 year old gold or 100 year old handkerchief. The objects in the Royal Cornwall Museum are precious because they tell us the story of Cornwall over thousands of years. In amongst them, you’ll see rare and beautiful treasures, but you’ll also see the everyday things that were treasured for other reasons. Perhaps they were given by a loved one, perhaps they were worn as talismans against illness or bad luck.

We will be exploring what treasure is, from the fantastical world of pirates, to buried hoards and shipwrecks, to those ordinary things we could not live without.

Through this exploration of treasure and treasured things, there is also programme of activities throughout the summer which complement the exhibition within the museum.
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