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.
Running for the Museum...
Two of our fantastic volunteers, Wisdom James and Chis Knight, are currently preparing to do Exeter's Great West Run, a half marathon. In October, they will be running 13.1 miles through the streets of Exeter, and in the process will be raising funds for Helston Museum! If you would like to sponsor them, and support a worthy cause, you can pop into the museum and pick up a sponsorship form, or alternatively, download from here. Sponsor Chris Sponsor Wisdom
For one night only we will be joining forces with South West Paranormal Team to hunt for paranormal evidence and echoes of the past. Join us in exploring what secrets Helston Museum holds behind its doors. How brave are you?
Housed in Helston's former Market House and Drill Hall, the museum building itself offers a valuable insight into the history and architecture of the town. Although the museum was founded in 1949, the building was originally designed as the town's Market House in 1837, with two separate buildings - one for butter and eggs, the other the meat market, and retains the original sloping granite floor. As the museum was originally three separate buildings it is a lot bigger than most people expect!
The museum houses a large collection of objects from varying periods in history which have passed through numerous hands…will we find evidence of their previous owners? Many of these objects have tragic and in some cases mysterious pasts!
On the eve of Halloween between 10pm and 2am, (during the psychic hours) try and catch a glimpse of what might have been. Are there other worldly forces at play?
JOIN US IF YOU DARE!
Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the evening.
Please bring a torch, sensible footwear and warm clothing as the museum does get cold at night.
£20 per person booking essential.
To book: 01326 564027