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Tweets from Lostwithiel Musuem


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Lostwithiel Museum

 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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2017 SEASON

The Museum  reopened on Monday 3rd April 2017 and will close on Friday 27th October 2017.  Opening hours will be 10.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday.

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Our Window Display for June 2017


 
Our latest window display celebrates the history of Lostwithiel Carnival.

Dating back to at least 1875 Lostwithiel Regatta and Gala day included the Flora dance, decorated boats on the river, a carnival procession and the crowning of a gala queen.
 
The Carnival scheduled for Saturday 2nd September 1939 was cancelled, being the day before Britain declared war on Germany. More details of the events planned can be read by clicking on the poster.

In the 1970’s the celebration developed into a week of events and since the 1990’s has been organized by the Rotary Club.  It became Lostwithiel Carnival, as we now know it,  in 2003 and this year will be held from 16th to the 22nd July. Information about the latest carnival can be found on Lostwithiel Rotary website.



(Note: Click on images for larger view)


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Fundraising at Lostwithiel Museum



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