Located in the once derelict Redruth Brewery a new archive store has been created for over 1.5 million manuscripts, maps and documents from Cornwall Record Office, thousands more photographs, books, and newspapers from the Cornish Studies Library, and the archaeological records and photographs from the Historic Environment Record.
At it’s opening in 2019 Cornwall Council leader Julian German said: “Kresen Kernow is a fantastic building, and a fitting home for Cornwall’s history, which our residents and visitors can enjoy and be proud of. It represents a local sense of belonging, distinctiveness and identity. The new home for Cornwall’s archive will nurture our own sense of identity and our ability to reach out to the global diaspora.”
It now stands as a unique resource for anyone looking to follow the themes that make Cornwall what it is today. Safely housed there is everything from medieval manuscripts to books, newspapers, glass plate negatives, maps, diaries and letters.
At Cornwall DMC we use local knowledge to create unique itineraries for groups looking to explore Cornwall’s fascinating history. We offer a complete service and can arrange all your accommodation, transport and guides. We also welcome the opportunity to customise your group’s tour to suit you or your client’s requirements. For more information or a no obligation quote please contact us