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The UK’s Greatest Museum For Cornish Life & Culture | Free For Children

Visiting Us


The Museum will be closed to the public on Saturday 24th November for our annual Members’ Day
Many apologies for any inconvenience caused

The Museum will be closed on Wednesday December 5th for a private event

Opening Times:

Open 7 days a week: 10am-4.45pm

16 and under are FREE.
Adults: £5.50 for a day pass (tickets include a £1 voluntary donation).

Group Bookings; Groups of eight or more are charged at £3.50 per person. For more information follow here.

The Courtney Library
Opening Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
10—1pm & 2—4pm please ring 01872 242786 or 01872 272205 to arrange an appointment.

Free for members, or £4.50 for a Library Pass.

Annual Pass- ‘Friends Pass’ 
Friend of the museum, receive an annual pass, newsletter and invitations to all our events

  • The friends annual pass is £12.00 for  direct debit and non-direct debits for the first year, when you renew your subscription the following year it’s £10.00

Click link below to download our friendly word document.

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Facilities and Access:
Wheelchair accessible toilets and nappy changing facilities, shop, cafe, ramp and lift.

Download our Accessibility Guide to the Royal Cornwall Museum for more information

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A visit to Royal Cornwall Museum Social Story Easy Read

Getting here:
Train: 0.5 miles from Truro Train Station
The Truro Park & Ride stops directly outside the Museum. For more information on public transport to the Museum: www.traveline.info
Address – Royal Cornwall Museum, River Street, Truro, TR1 2SJ

The museum and the Courtney Library are part of the Royal Institution of Cornwall which is a charity, thank you for your support.

Free entry for National Art Pass, Museums Association Members and Cornwall Heritage Volunteers