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.


posted May 7, 2019, 10:06 AM by Lostwithiel Museum   [ updated May 7, 2019, 10:06 AM ]

: In March 2019 Cornwall Museums Partnership & SW Museum Development hosted the Cornwall Heritage Awards to celebrate & champion the work that is taking place in local museums & heritage organisations.

As the competition was much tougher than last year & there were many more participants, we were especially pleased to receive special acknowledgment for 2 of our entries. I was delighted that the Mayor Cllr Pam Jarrett was able to join me for a most enjoyable & interesting Awards Ceremony. Lostwithiel Museum was awarded Highly Commended in 2 categories: Family Friendly & Project on a Budget. The Family Friendly Award highlights the new Toddler Trail [not to be confused with the Children's Trail which was also given a Family Friendly Award in 2018] which is a free activity designed to help families with young children engage with the museum collection in a fun way. Families explore the museum to find the 12 naughty little rubber ducks who have escaped the town's duck race during Carnival Week & are hiding in the museum. There is a quiz sheet for guardians to fill in for the children as they spot the 11 ducks plus the one disguised as a red apple. The Project on a Budget focused on our new corporate identity which includes the re-designed logo, stationery, publications & additional signage, all chosen to give the museum the more united & professional image it deserves.

Christine Walton


posted May 7, 2019, 10:03 AM by Lostwithiel Museum   [ updated May 7, 2019, 10:04 AM ]

 It was good to see so many of our volunteers enjoying a social get-together in the Q Street Cafe at the start of the season.

Alex, Charlotte & Chloe did a magnificent job in providing an interesting & delicious range of canapes. Our very special thanks to Q Street Cafe for their help in making this a special evening for the museum.

The occasion also gave us the opportunity to thank Kitty Chanter-Menendez for kindly donating to the museum the fee she received for a talk she gave. We decided to use this to purchase a very attractive framed sketch of the museum drawn by Sally Atkins, a very talented local artist. When you visit the museum you will see the sketch on the wall behind the new reception area.


posted May 7, 2019, 10:01 AM by Lostwithiel Museum   [ updated May 7, 2019, 10:02 AM ]

Although the new season is underway it is not too late for you to find out more about the volunteering opportunities available at Lostwithiel Museum.

If you think you might be interested in helping as a Museum Steward please contact Maggie Lancaster on 01208 873093 for more information.

If you want to know more about other volunteering options please contact Christine Walton on 01208 871456. We look forward to hearing from you.


posted May 7, 2019, 9:59 AM by Lostwithiel Museum   [ updated May 7, 2019, 10:00 AM ]

The re-opening of our newly refurbished museum has got off to a good start with lots of appreciative visitors whose positive comments have been so encouraging for our volunteer stewards to receive.

With Easter so late & schools in different parts of the country taking their break either side, the overall holiday period is a longer one. Potentially, this should mean that the opportunity to attract more visitors is greater.  Let's be optimistic & also hope that this current spell of good weather continues so that the rest of the season is as good as the promising start. In the meantime we wish all our museum volunteers & visitors an interesting & enjoyable time.

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