Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro

4.3
The Royal Cornwall Museum holds collections of Cornish and European archaeology and social history, as well as world cultures. The fine and decorative art collections hold work by Cornish artists, designers and makers but also contain significant works by nationally and internationally important artists from other parts of the world. The geology. and flora and fauna of the South West of England are represented in the geological and biological collections and are complemented by UK and world material.
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4.4
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  • Excellent range of displays, particularly on minerals and mining, but also on Cornwall’s history, wildlife and industrial heritage. Well laid out Also excellent cafe next door - Arts Cafe- which is li...  more »
  • A small museum that gives a comprehensive introduction to Cornwall, its mining and industrial heritage, wildlife and geology, and human history through paintings, documents and photographs. Great to f...  more »
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  • Fantastic place, I particularly loved the 'hall of rocks' a vast collection of rock samples which I could have gazed at for hours. Luckily its me writing the review and not my 12 year old son whom I bored to tears with this magnificent mineralogical feast. Indeed I only spent 2 hours in this room, and could quite easily have spent more having not examined all of the contents of cabinets or specimen drawers. I will use this as a 'treat' for the kids on future trips to Truro, especially when their mother announces 'they are doing her head in', and 'can you take them somewhere for a bit while I go and get myself together and maybe grab a coffee'. Well worth the entrance fee!
  • Our first visit here and tbh I wasn't expecting to stay long as my youngest with special needs gets overwhelmed so we end up rushing out. Not here. They loan out sensory backpacks, which includes ear defenders, squashy toys and tangle bands plus more, all to help keep that person calm. And it worked. It meant my eldest two could do the crafts on offer, follow the quiz around the museum and spend time looking at the exhibits (currently includes a mummy) They also do Explorer packs for children, which have magnifying glasses in and other bits to help them go round. They can ever wear an explorers hat,which my older two loved! The price is also brilliant. It's £5.50 for an adult but under 16s are free. Carers also get free entry too. The staff and volunteers were all so helpful, from showing me where I could store the buggy, to a lady talking about the mummy when my daughter said they scare her. She explained all the good he did in life. The museum has lots of history of Cornwall to look at which is fascinating. There's also a little cafe in the museum though we didn't have time to stop in as we had stayed so much longer than I thought we would as we were having so much fun! We definitely will be back here.
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