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Our Mission

The museum aims to record and preserve the history of Lostwithiel and to stimulate interest in the town’s heritage.

Our Collections

You will find a variety of:

* Domestic objects.
* Craft and agricultural tools.
* Local Ceramics.
* War-time memorabilia.
* Law and Order.
* Medals
* Minerals

All exhibits have been  given by local people over the years. The largest item on display is Lostwithiel’s original eighteenth century, hand pumped fire engine.

There is  a reference section on the town's history. It includes census details to help people studying their family history, as well as a photographic collection documenting the town's social history since the early days of photography.

The museum publishes a local history  journal ‘Lostwithiel Past and Present’ twice a year.

In Summer 2016 a new Poldark Trail was introduced. The accompanying leaflet may be viewed via this link. 

The document can also be downloaded and printed using this blue arrow. 


 * Parking in the street, quayside and free town car-park. Lots of independent shops in the town.
* The main room is fully accessible to wheelchairs , but the rear room has limited access.
* Children's dressing-up box.

* We sell a number of our own publications.  These include  our recently published leaflet about the history of Lostwithiel Bridge, which was produced in conjunction with Lostwithiel Town Forum, and funded by a Heritage Lottery Grant. The contents of this publication may be read on-line by following this link.

Museum Window Christmas 2015.
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Lostwithiel Museum,
Aug 8, 2016, 7:53 AM