"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 5th April 2022

We reopened
on Monday 4th April 2022 and will close on Friday 29th October.

Opening hours are 10.30 am to 4.30 pm Mondays to Fridays,
We also aim to open on Saturday mornings.
Opening hours depend upon the availability of volunteers.


During the closed season we developed a virtual 3D tour of the museum.

Have a look round via this link



Our display features images of HM Queen Elizabeth II during visits to Lostwithiel in 1962 and 1989