"The BIGGEST Little Museum in Cornwall"

  The museum is housed in a Georgian building on Fore Street in central Lostwithiel. 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


Page updated 4th July 2020

Although the UK Government has lifted the coronavirus restrictions to allow museums to reopen from 4 July 2020,
the Lostwithiel Museum Association has taken the decision that the Museum will remain closed. 

The health and safety of all our volunteers and visitors comes first. 

As those who have previously visited the Museum know, the layout of the Museum does not allow for appropriate social distancing
nor the required hygiene procedures. 

This decision will be kept under review and we hope to be able to welcome you back to the Museum very soon.

Meanwhile, the Museum volunteers are continuing to work behind the scenes on projects for your future enjoyment.

Christine Walton
On behalf for the LMA Committee
1 July 2020


Our Window Display for January 2021 features the history of  Lostwithiel Mayors.

Lostwithiel Musuem  Window  Jan 2021
Click on above image for larger view
Lostwithiel Town Mace
Lostwithiel Town Mace
Election of Lostwithiel Mayors

A photo from May 2012 -
The Worshipful the Mayor Gill Parsons is pictured with Town Clerk Sandra Harris, Consort Donald Parsons and The Deputy Mayor Councillor Pam Jarrett,

Past Mayor Badge
More images from the display on our flickr pages