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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 October 2017


Our latest window display features  the development of Railways in Cornwall, concentrating on the history of Lostwithiel Station. 

In May 1892 the conversion from Broad to Standard Gauge from Exeter to Truro was completed in just 2 days.

In 1907 the midnight sleeper from Paddington to Penzance arrived just 7 hours later. More information about the history of the Penzance Sleeper train available from this link

During the Second World War trains of ammunition arrived at War Department sidings at Lostwithiel Station. The ammunition was unloaded by American soldiers and taken out into the countryside where it was stored in fields behind hedges.

More pictures from our display are available via this link.



1922. Lostwithiel Station looking west showing the fine footbridge.

Note: Click on images above for larger view

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Fundraising at Lostwithiel Museum



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