"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


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


Window Display June 2020

 Our  window display  for June / July 2020  features  FOSB (Friends of St Bartholomew’s Church) who are celebrating their 25th anniversary. 

(Click on above image for larger view)

More images from the display on our flickr pages

The Friends of St Bartholomew's Church Lostwithiel (FOSB) is a registered charity, founded in 1995,  that provides an agency through which those who have been married, christened or attended concerts in the church, and local residents or visitors who value the building, its history and its traditions, can help maintain the fabric of this lovely building for the benefit of present and future generations.

FOSB's mission is to raise money for the maintenance of St Bartholomew's Church, Lostwithiel.

Activities FOSB organises a range of events throughout the year appealing to different interest groups in the catchment area of town as well as remoter supporters and visitors. The purpose of these events is not only to raise money, but to increase public awareness of FOSB's mission and to recruit new Friends. In addition, FOSB raises money directly by soliciting one-off as well as regular donations by standing order, Gift Aided when possible. Legacies are always welcome.

Achievements   Over recent years, thanks to their supporters, the Friends have been able to make grants to St Bartholomew's PCC amounting to £104,215 towards upgrading the church electrics (£5,000), renovating the vestry (£3,215), restoring the church roof (£40,000) and installing a new central heating system (£16,000) and, in 2008, towards the renovation of the Tower and Spire (£32,000) and re-hanging the Bells (£8,000).

Find out more about FOSB, including details of how to join,  via this link


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