"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.

Page updated 10th March 2021


Lostwithiel Museum Association has taken the decision that the Museum will remain closed. However Town Walks will restart on Monday April 12th 2021.

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.

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.

Window display for March / April 2021

Our Window display for March / April 2021 features the Lostwithiel branch of the Old Cornwall Society which was started in 1952.

The original embroidered and appliqued Old Cornwall Society Banner features some of our key buildings and the Town Seal in green, gold and grey which are the town colours.

It was due to the determination of this dedicated group that Lostwithiel Museum was officially and finally opened 50 years ago in 1971. The Lostwithiel branch continues to meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month and is currently arranging a programme of talks from experienced speakers for later this year.

Thank you to Mary Mitchell [Chairman of the Lostwithiel branch] who arranged this display, and to her Committee for their generous sponsorship in support of the Museum.