Working with our community, we are host and home to a number of different groups and activities. Some are free for all to join, while others are referral only – for more information about community partnerships, please email [email protected]
Creative Wellbeing Café 2024
These monthly creative sessions are open to all adults who may benefit from a calm and creative space at Royal Cornwall Museum.
On the first Wednesday of each month, 3-4pm, at Royal Cornwall Museum you can bring your own arts and crafts projects or join in with ours. Each session is free, with teas and coffees provided. Register on Eventbrite (link coming soon).
- Wednesday 6th September: Collaborative nature painting
- Wednesday 4th October: Clay monuments
- Wednesday 1st November: Paper beads
- Wednesday 6th December: Paper mâché decorations
- Wednesday 10th January: Portraits in poems
- Wednesday 7th February: Mineral magic part 1 (Photography)
- Wednesday 6th March: Mineral magic part 2 (Collage)
- Wednesday 3rd April: Creating and curating
- Wednesday 1st May: Mural mayhem
- Wednesday 5th June: Creative social
- Wednesday 3rd July: Abstract artworks
- Wednesday 7th August: Sketching from the stores
Creative Youth Response Unit
Are you aged 17-25? Are you interested in heritage and museums? As part of the Creative Youth Response Unit, volunteer Producers will meet once a month to uplift the stories being told in the museums. This might be through trails, displays, exhibitions, or events.
Producers will be given full training in a wide range of museum, heritage and other skills such as Collections, Learning and Engagement, Operations, Visitor Welcome, Creative Programming, Events Programming, CV Building and Career Development.
Applicants must be:
- Committed to monthly meetings, 5-7pm on the first Tuesday of each month
- Keen to learn new skills around the museum
- Willing to contribute to the life of the museum
- Interested in heritage, museums, and Cornish history
Email [email protected] for more information.
Monday Museum Club
On Mondays we host Monday Museum Club, in collaboration with Memory Matters. This is an engaging programme of activity sessions for individuals with mild to moderate dementia and memory loss. The programme is designed to improve well-being and confidence using cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) and museum resources. Contact [email protected] for more.
Hosted by the museum and through Imagine If is Pain Cafe. Scientific evidence suggests that people with pain can have more rewarding lives if they learn particular skills. The Truro Pain Café is a local peer support group for people with pain. The aim is to create a space for you to meet, learn and share tips and experiences. Learn more.