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.

Upcoming Events/Exhibitions:

30th March - 30th May - Midday Dresses - An exhibition showcasing the best flora day fashions in our collection.4th May 10am-1pm Coutry Market.

5th May- 2nd June all day, screenings of Sean Lynch’s ongoing video work "What Is An Apparatus" & "Latoon".

6th May 2pm-3pm Sean Lynch will be at Helston Museum from 2pm to 3pm to give an informal talk.

31st May 10am-12:30pm Krafty Kids - Making decorative notebooks and pencil pots - donations accepted.

9th June 10am-4pm World Knit in Public day - Themed for 100 years of womens right to vote, come along, knit and meet new friends.


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