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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 July 2017


Our latest window display celebrates the history of the Duchy Palace.

It is not known if the Great Hall of Lostwithiel, or the Duchy Palace, began to be built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall or his son Edmund. Edmund inherited the title after his father died in 1272, only four years after acquiring Lostwithiel.

It was never a palace but the administrative centre of the Duchy lands and where tin was assayed,
and the county court was held.

It later became a coinage hall, Stannary hall and gaol. Earl Edmund held the title for twenty seven years and during his time Lostwithiel became the undisputed capital of Cornwall.   More pictures from our display are available via this link.



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(Note: Click on images for larger view)


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Fundraising at Lostwithiel Museum



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