"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

 2020 AGM

Page updated 21st October 2020

Owing to the coronavirus restrictions, the Lostwithiel Museum Association regrets to inform the LMA Members that the 2020 AGM due to be held on 25 November 2020 has been cancelled.

All matters due to be considered at this meeting will now be included in the agenda for the 2021 AGM.  Copies of the 2020 accounts are available to LMA Members on written request to the Treasurer.  All LMA Committee members and key volunteers who support the Committee have agreed to continue in their roles for the coming year.


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


Heritage Walks will not take place during 2020


Our Window Display for December 2020 features the history of Christmas Presents and forms part of The Lostwithiel Advent Trail  


Window Display  in December 2020
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Window Display  in December 2020

More images from the display on our flickr pages