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Explore 19th and 20th century Cornish culture and industry in the heart of Helston. Browse our spectacular collections housed in Helston's historic market buildings - much bigger than it looks from the outside! Explore the way our grandparents and...more
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Helston Folk Museum Market Place, Helston TR13 8TH, England
All reviews local history rainy day free entry fire engine cider press amazing exhibits behind glass treasure trove local cornish all ages school room run by volunteers interesting things couple of hours bronze age enjoyable afternoon staff were lovely
This must be one of the most underrated visits in the southwest. I have visited many times and am still amazed at its breadth and depth of interest in a country town anywhere.
No doubt to the dedication ,mostly unacknowledged , of people dedicated to...More
This is a wonderful little museum full of fascinating Cornish heritage. A must see for everyone in my view and immaculately kept. We spent a very enjoyable afternoon exploring this lovely old building and marvelled at the displays and contents. The ladies who were volunteering...More
Embarrassed to say I holidayed in Coverack as a child and now count the Lizard as my refuge and quiet holiday but not been not only to Helston but the museum. Sainsburys and Tesco have much to do with their full carparks and the struggling...More
Wow this lovely interesting museum looks tiny from the outside but it's like a tardis and what some amazing stories and artefacts are in there. We didn't have anywhere near long enough as we were on a coach trip but it is amazing and I...More
Full of local History and backed up by amazing artefacts. So interesting went back the next day. Incredible story about Fitzsimmons who came from Helston and went on to become Heavyweight Champion of the world. Well done Helston Museum.
Our second visit to this lovely museum. Tells you a lot about old Helston and the surrounding areas. Some amazing exhibits such as the giant cider press and old toy collection. Run by very kind staff who are all volunteers and were so helpful. They...More