Royal Cornwall Museum
25 River St, Truro TR1 2SJ, UK
About Royal Cornwall Museum
The Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro holds an extensive mineral collection rooted in Cornwall's mining and engineering heritage. The museum holds an internationally renowned mineral collection rooted in Cornwall’s mining and engineering heritage. With over 300,000 heritage objects in the care of the Royal Cornwall Museum, there is plenty to keep you enthralled during your visit.
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Truro Cathedral was the first 'new' cathedral to be built in Britain for 800 years since Salisbury Cathedral was started in 1220. It is built in the Gothic Revival architectural style fashionable during much of the nineteenth century. It is located in Cornwall's only city, Truro, one of the smallest in the United Kingdom. The cathedral is one of only three cathedrals in the United Kingdom with three spires - the classic pointed arches of the gothic style have been adapted.
The National Trust's Trelissick, Cornwall, is a house and garden set in an estate with extraordinary maritime views. It was positioned in one of the most spectacular locations with stunning views looking over the Fal River and towards Falmouth, all within easy reach of Truro . Home to the Copeland family up until 2012, the original house dates back to the 1750s and is now open to the public.
Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm is a small independent family-run business in Penhallow. It produces and sells its own cider, brandy, whisky, gin, eau de vie, country fruit wines and apple juice. In addition, the farm produces traditional scrumpy cider, reserve and classic cider, with the latter made in second hand oak whisky barrels. The farm also produces jams, marmalades, sauces, chutneys, a pickle and a mustard.
One of the largest stretches of unbroken sand on the North Coast. At one end is Perranporth, the archetypal beach town with the high street backing onto the sand. Progressing towards Penhale Point an extensive network of sand dunes rise behind the beach. This is a Special Area of Conservation and also home to a buried church. It’s the beach everyone raves about and billed as a great place for surfing, snorkeling, sailing, and generally splashing around.
Falmouth Art Gallery is one of the leading art galleries in the South West. Its collection features works by major artists including Frank Brangwyn, Edward Burne-Jones, Charles Napier Hemy, Alfred Munnings and Henry Scott Tuke. The gallery has an exciting temporary exhibition programme. Works from the collection are shown alongside loans from national galleries and Cornish artists.
St Mawes Castle is a four-story artillery fort, like its counterpart across the bay, and was built in the 1540s as part of the largest national coastal defence programme since the Roman era. It stands solidly above the rocky coast, once a deterrent to hostile ships that might have sought to venture up the river passage. The castle continued in use as a fort through the 18th and 19th centuries.
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One of the UK’s favourite summer destinations, holiday makers flock to Cornwall for its sandy beaches and surf-ready waves but look beyond the coastline and you’ll be rewarded with world-class galleries, fantastic food and many one-of-a-kind attractions.