For nearly 200 years The Royal Cornwall Museum has served Cornwall by promoting and preserving all that is best in the fine and industrial arts, with the natural history of Cornwall also showcased by drawing on over 60,000 specimens in its collection. oday it’s appeal in no less with exhibitions and events that make it the perfect attraction for families or couples of all ages on their holiday or tour of Cornwall.
From Cornish Archaeology and local history to an impressive art collection of local artists and designers, The Royal Cornwall Museum also houses collections by important artists of international fame. The Geological Collection includes samples of mineralogy from the South West of England, the finest collection in the world.
The 25th Dynasty Egyptian Mummy of As Tayef Nakt is not something that you might expect to see in Cornwall, but along with many other prehistoric artefacts and the wide range of exhibits the Royal Cornwall Museum is definitely worth a visit. Exhibitions range from paintings by Bridget Keen a Penzance based artist whose sea-faring ancestors inspired her work to ‘ Arms and Armour’costumes from epic movies including the costume worn by Russell Crowe in Gladiator.
Located in Truro, Cornwall’s county town, it should be on everyone’s itinerary to get a taste of Cornwall past and understanding why its history helps to make it the perfect holiday destination.
We specialise in unique and personalised special interest tours of Cornwall for groups large and small, creating tours that focus on subjects and special events; as well as bespoke itineraries for schools, university and alumni groups.
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