Step through the unassuming doors of Helston Museum for a truly breath-taking surprise – the sheer size of the museum is completely unexpected.
This lovely old fashioned museum, housed in the town’s historic Market Buildings, is spread over five display halls on three floors, and the thousands of objects will keep you fascinated, entertained, and coming back for more!
There’s so much more to explore, and we welcome all ages with a programme of activities and events. There are themed quizzes throughout the year Our ‘Krafty Kids’ sessions run Thursdays 10:30am-12:30pm during the school holidays. We also host special events so follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to keep up to date
Helston Museum is managed by the Charity South Kerrier Heritage Trust, and our volunteers work hard to make sure your visit is the highlight of your holiday or day out. Entrance to the museum is FREE, but we encourage donations to keep this wonderful facility open. You can also support us by joining our Museum Supporters Group, which gives directly funds all aspects of the museum including collection care, displays, learning and our commitment to free entry for all.
18th June - 25th August - Hemmed In - Celebrating 100 years of women's right to vote, an exhibition of clothing items in Helston Museum’s collection that illustrate the changes in women’s lives through fashion thanks to female emancipation.
Thursdays through August Krafty Kids - Back again full of great makes and fantastical creations!
2nd - Making seashore mobiles
9th - Suffragette purple/green/white craft
16th - Recycled hats
23rd & 30th - Making butterfly mobiles for Harvest fair
8th - 22nd September - Helston Makes It - Celebrating a history of craftsmanship and trade
Registered Charity South Kerrier Heritage Trust 1151834