GWITHTI HELLYS A' GAS DYNNERGH!
Welcome to Helston Museum!
"A Treasure Trove of Memories and Curiosities!"
Explore 19th and 20th century Cornish culture and industry in the heart of Helston.Browse our spectacular collections housed in Helston's historic market buildings - much bigger than it looks from the outside!
Explore the way our grandparents and parents lived and wonder at the way things were done only a few decades ago.
Helston Museum – Appointment of new Trustees
Helston Museum is a local history museum, which has been serving the town of Helston and the Lizard District since 1949. The museum is managed by South Kerrier Heritage Trust, (Charity Number 1151834).
Following retirements from the Board we are recruiting new Trustees. Our Trustees have important responsibilities, and we are looking for people with the vision to help us realise our future development plans. They must be passionate about ensuring that this much loved museum attracts wide ranging audiences and continues to contribute to the region’s culture and economy. Most of all, we are interested in individuals who can think strategically, be ambitious, and see the big picture.
We are particularly looking for people with experience and skills in the following areas: fundraising, law, the museum/heritage sector or education. However previous experience of being a trustee, or within a charity is not required.
This is an opportunity to join the museum at an exciting point in its history, and a chance for the successful applicants to utilise their experience and skills to help run an award winning small museum and take part in shaping its future development.
We meet monthly and a full induction to the role is offered. This is a voluntary post.
Closing date: 11th February 2017
HELSTON MUSEUM WINS BRONZE AWARD AT CORNWALL TOURISM AWARDS
Helston Museum is delighted to announce that we have won bronze in the “Small Attraction of The Year” category at The Cornwall Tourism Awards having entered for the first time! Now in its fifteenth year, the achievement celebrates outstanding contribution to the tourism industry in Cornwall and recognises the hard work of business throughout the county.
Katherine Ashton, Curator said “We are all really excited to have won this award for Helston, placing us on the map as a “must visit” tourist attraction in Cornwall! To be named third best small attraction in the whole of Cornwall is a great achievement. Also a huge thank you goes to our fabulous volunteers as without their amazing contribution to our success, we would not be the same. ”