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There’s More In Store

There’s more in store…

At the Royal Cornwall Museum, there is quite literally ‘more in our stores’ than it would be possible to show at any one time in the museum’s galleries. Our stores and archives house a collection which is a wonderful mixed bag of artefacts ranging from paintings to petticoats, and from dinosaur fossils to surf boards.

The Royal Institution of Cornwall (the museum and Courtney Library) has amassed 100s of 1000s of objects reflecting culture and diversity from all over the world from prehistory to the present day. What’s more, we are proud to still be expanding our collections.

Help us chose and celebrate

2018 will be our 200th anniversary and we will be celebrating both inside and outside of the museum. One of our many bi-centenary events will be a celebration of 200 objects, one for each year, taken from our spread of collections. All sorts of people will be helping the museum chose the 200 objects.

Each month, a case in the museum will be filled with objects usually hidden away in our stores and we will be sharing these with you online. It’s such a pleasure to be able to have these pieces online for all to see and we would like you to help choose a selection of them to be included in the 200 objects for 200 years celebrationin 2018.

Please select the object that appeals most to you and comment below. Perhaps you could tell us why you like it, and we could share your thoughts if your favourite is chosen for exhibition.

So, there is ‘more in store’ for people to see and do. We invite you to come back to see the new objects every month, and hope that you can join in our 2018 celebrations.

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  • Chris Harris
    April 9, 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    Trevisker Ware pot. It looks intact

  • Mel hale
    April 21, 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    I love the helmet- it’s like something out of a film. How on earth did this get to Cornwall?

  • George
    April 21, 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    Henry viii medallion- really interesting piece of history in such a time of religious upheaval.

    Plus- Hebrew? Greek? Why not English and Latin?

  • Love the helmet at the end, but can’t wait to see the whole collection!

  • Surprise American
    August 25, 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    The #40 bird drawing is piercing my soul and I’m not sure how I feel about it.

  • Wonder Woman
    August 25, 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    #46 Amphora lady looks like she’s about to throw down with someone. Also her headdress is rad.

  • AmazonAuror
    August 25, 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    #58 I wonder if witches have muggle balls to keep prejudiced jerks from disturbing them. Or maybe you can program the balls to just fight evil witches. Like the Ghostbusters trap, but for Aurors.

  • Angela
    October 24, 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    no. 41 the Crysede scarf. And can we see more of the Crysede collection on display please.

  • Andrew Proctor
    October 24, 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

    No. 50 The Ration Book.

    This will bring back memories that can told to those who are not old enough to remember, for them quite a surprise.

  • I really enjoyed your on-line exhibition and hope you will be able to expand it in the future. Dividing the content into categories would be good to see.
    My favourite object that is displayed in your collection is Rashleigh’s large liroconite. Its on our website here – check “view object”:
    My favourite non-displayed object in your collection are Japanese ivory rats with an egg. The craftsmanship is exquisite. The base is amazing.
    Its on our website here – check “view object”:
    Any chance you could put them on your website too?

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