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Tweets from Lostwithiel Musuem


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"The BIGGEST Little Museum in Cornwall"

  The museum is housed in a Georgian building on Fore Street. It was originally the Corn Exchange and  has also been a school-room, a butchers, then a magistrate's court and the town jail. Nowadays the building houses the Guildhall, which is used for meetings of Lostwithiel Town Council, above the museum.
The museum was founded in 1972 and  it is now is now a fully accredited museum and a registered charity, which is run entirely by volunteers
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2018  SEASON

Page updated 29th  March 2018

The Museum reopened for the 2018 season on Monday 26th March 2018 and will close on Friday 26th October. The museum will be open from 10- 30am to 4-30pm Monday to Friday and from 10- 30am to 2-30pm on  Saturday. The museum is closed on Sundays, expect for special events such as LostFest on Sunday May 20th 2018.


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  Window Display for August / September 2018

Our latest window display, sponsored by Lost In Books, is  entitled
 Suffragist or Suffragette?
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(Click on image above for larger view)

In the nineteenth century women had no place in national politics. They could not stand as candidates for Parliament. They were not even allowed to vote. It was assumed that women did not need the vote because their husbands would take responsibility in political matters. A woman's role was seen to be child-rearing and taking care of the home.
As a result of the industrial revolution many women were in full-time employment, which meant they had opportunities to meet in large organised groups to discuss political and social issues.  Read  more.........



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Lostwithiel Museum display
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