"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, a magistrate's court, a Fire Station and the town jail.

The museum was opened on 21st August 1971 and it is now is now a fully accredited museum and a registered charity, which is run entirely by volunteers.

Update 11th July 2021

The Museum now opens on Saturday mornings from 10.30am to 12.30pm as well as Mondays to Fridays 10-30 AM to 4-30 PM.

Window display for June 2021

Our June 2021 window display features our in-house magazines and shows how Past & Present, and the currently named Museum Matters, have evolved since they were first published 25 years ago in 1996.

Back copies of the magazines are available for you to see in the Reference area of the Museum.

With thanks to Mary, Ian and Maggie for their help with the display.