Attractions in Cornwall
Museums, galleries, cinemas, family attractions
and historic buildings in Cornwall
National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth
01326 313388 / www.nmmc.co.uk
The NMMC has become one of the iconic buildings in Falmouth with its tower and slopng roof. The museum's aim is to engage and entertain all members of the family; to collect and research our extensive maritime heritage; and to provide a venue that can be enjoyed by all.
Pendennis Castle, Falmouth
01326 316594 / www.english-heritage.org.uk
St Mawes Castle, St Mawes
01326 270526 / www.english-heritage.org.uk
Sister castles Pendennis and St Mawes were examples of the finest of the fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend the country against invasion. Pendennis hosts many events throughout the summer season, including medieval jousts, Miracle theatre and historical re-enactions - a good day out for the whole family.
St Michael's Mount, Mount's Bay, Penzance
01736 710233 / www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk
Home to the St Aubyn family since the 17th Century, St Michael's Mount is a wonderful place to visit to discover the history of this fortress, priory, harbour and home, and step into its sub-tropical gardens. Depending on the tide, walk across the causeway from the mainland or take the boat - an adventure!
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St Ives
The Barbara Hepworth Museum in St Ives contains the largest number of Hepworth's work which is on display in the house and garden where she lived and worked from 1949 until her death in 1975.
The Tate Gallery, St Ives
01736 796226 / www.tate.org.uk/stives
Hall for Cornwall
Truro / Box Office 01872 262466 / www.hallforcornwall.co.uk
The Minack Theatre
Porthcurno / 01736 810181 / www.minack.com
The Minack Theatre is an open-air theatre perched on the cliffs at Porthcurno. Designed and built by Rowena Cade, the theatre is open to sightseers and tickets can also be booked for the many theatrical performances throughout the season (come rain or shine!).
The Plaza - Truro
Phoenix Cinema - Falmouth
White River Cinema - St Austell
For the kids
Flambards - for rides, activities and adventure.
Crealy Adventure Park - fun for the whole family.
Cornish Seal Sanctuary - seals, sea lions, penguins and get close to some shellfish! The Seal Sanctuary has lovely grounds to enjoy too.
Newquay Zoo - one of Cornwall’s most exciting visitor attractions! See the penguins relaxing in their pool, visit the creepiest crawlies in the atmospheric tropical house, watch the big cats get their lunch and learn more about conservation all at Newquay Zoo.