posted Aug 1, 2019, 10:22 AM by Keith Southgate


Our special thanks to Julia Parfitt for continuing to keep the plant trough outside the museum looking attractive throughout the seasons.

Julia's efforts are very much appreciated and commented on by visitors and museum volunteers.


posted Aug 1, 2019, 10:17 AM by Keith Southgate   [ updated Aug 1, 2019, 10:17 AM ]

 We look forward to welcoming Paul Holden to Lostwithiel Museum Association's Talk and Social Event in September.

Paul Holden, previously the House and Collections Manager at Lanhydrock House, has kindly agreed to give a talk entitled 'Lanhydrock and the Robartes family.' With his wealth of knowledge and experience, we are very fortunate to have Paul as our guest speaker. Please don't miss this special opportunity to learn more about Lanhydrock, the family home of Thomas Charles, 2nd Lord Robartes, his wife Mary and their ten children.

The date is Saturday 14th September at 7.00pm in the Church Rooms. Admission to the event will be £5.00 which includes light refreshments.

Please note that entry will be free for museum volunteers and members of Lostwithiel Museum Association.Tickets will be available for sale in the museum, Lost in Books in Quay Street and Watt's Trading in Fore Street.


posted Aug 1, 2019, 10:13 AM by Keith Southgate   [ updated Aug 1, 2019, 10:14 AM ]

The time has come to dismantle the photography window display and return the cameras to their owners. Special thanks to Peter Bland, the SW Photography School, Chris Mansfield and Peter Best for kindly loaning their cameras to the museum, and to Celia Jones for generously sponsoring the display.

The new window display  features Miss F Hext, the focus of a Bright Sparks Project sponsored by FEAST and the Cornwall Museums Partnership. Miss Hext, a philanthropist who moved to Lostwithiel in the mid-18th century is possibly most renowned for her privately published book,'Memorials of Lostwithiel and Restormel,' a copy of which is on display in the museum.


posted Aug 1, 2019, 10:09 AM by Keith Southgate

 In early July we were pleased to welcome 25 children from Lostwithiel Primary School.

Their visit to the museum was one of a number of local activities they participated in during the afternoon. Our thanks to Cathy Nute and colleagues for including the museum in their itinerary.


posted Jun 9, 2019, 8:25 AM by Lostwithiel Museum   [ updated Jun 9, 2019, 8:26 AM ]

 The weather was perfect for this popular event which continues to attract more visitors from far and wide.

Many thanks to Maggie Lancaster and Caroline Surgey for organising the rota of volunteers to steward in the Museum. We could not have opened without help from Jane Williams, Judy Dixon, Anthony Hindley, Christopher Dunn and Peter Turner, so a special thanks to all of you.

It was good to have the Guildhall open to the public for live music and two talks from John Pegg about the fascinating history of the building. Lostwithiel has become widely recognised for organising well-run events throughout the year. An event like Lostfest doesn't 'just happen' without an enormous amount of planning and support from volunteers, so Thank You to everyone who was involved in mounting yet another successful show stopper.


posted Jun 9, 2019, 8:22 AM by Lostwithiel Museum


This excellent guide book offers eight local walks, compiled by Ronnie Puttock, a volunteer at the Museum.  At only £3 it is exceptionally good value. Copies are available from the Museum, Watts Trading, and Lost in Books in Quay St. The book has been entered into a Gorsedh competition and we have high hopes of being a winner in the forthcoming An Gof Awards.


posted Jun 9, 2019, 8:14 AM by Lostwithiel Museum   [ updated Jun 9, 2019, 8:14 AM ]

This celebratory weekend trip to Lostwithiel was organised by Campbell Allan, also ex-RAF. Included in the itinerary was a special visit to the Museum, during which we were presented with a flag and an engraved piece of slate to commemorate the occasion, their 53rd anniversary of the Gutersloh (Royal Air-force base in Germany) Sub-Aqua Club.


posted Jun 9, 2019, 8:07 AM by Lostwithiel Museum   [ updated Jun 9, 2019, 8:09 AM ]

Advance notice of a talk entitled 'Lanhydrock & the Robartes' which Paul Holden, previously the House & Collections Manager at Lanhydrock House, will be giving on Saturday 14th September 2019  in the Church Rooms.

Image Credit :  Lanhydrock House by Lee Morgan  (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Please reserve this special date for the talk and a social get-together. We look forward to welcoming Museum Volunteers, members of Lostwithiel Museum Association, and anyone else who would like to join us for what promises to be a very interesting evening. Look out for further details nearer the date.


posted May 7, 2019, 10:11 AM by Lostwithiel Museum   [ updated May 7, 2019, 10:11 AM ]

This key event in Lostwithiel's calendar of community activities takes place on Sunday 19th May. Don't forget to include a visit to the museum which will be open from 11.00am until 4.00pm.

We very much look forward to seeing you.


posted May 7, 2019, 10:09 AM by Lostwithiel Museum   [ updated May 7, 2019, 10:09 AM ]

The year is romping by so don't forget to pick up your entry form from the Museum or Watts Trading in Fore St or download from this website  to enter the photographic competition for the 2020 Calendar.

Amazingly, we are still being asked if we have any 2019 Calendars left to buy! The competition ends on the 27th of July so the deadline is already in sight. The calendar will feature historic photographs of Lostwithiel throughout the seasons.

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