"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.

Lostwithiel Museum reopened on Monday 4th April 2022 and will close on Friday 29th October 2022

Opening hours are 10.30 am to 4.30 pm Mondays to Fridays
Saturday mornings 10.30am to 12.30pm
Opening hours depend upon the availability of volunteers.


The latest in the Museum’s collection of in-house publications is Pauline’s Favourite Preserves, a compilation of tried and tested recipes for pickles and chutneys. Priced at only £3, with proceeds being donated to the Museum, this is a ‘must have’ for all keen cooks, collectors of recipe books, and an ideal gift for friends and family. On sale at the Museum, Q Street Cafe and Watt’s Trading.


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

Have a look round via this link



Our display celebrates 100th anniversary of Lostwithiel Town Band

Read about the history of Lostwithiel Town Band in this article written by Gill Parsons