Opening times: 10am-4pm Monday-Saturday

Admission is FREE

For opening times over holiday periods please check here or our Facebook page, or telephone us. 

Please note, the museum will be CLOSED on Flora Day, which USUALLY, but not always, falls on May 8th. Please check before visiting us.

The museum is housed in an old market building with sloping granite floors and some uneven surfaces. However, we do have a wheelchair friendly entrance to the right of the building and lift access to all floors, we are also happy to answer any accessibility queries you may have.
There are three 30 minute parking spots outside the museum for dropping off and picking up.


The nearest Pay and display car park is on Wendron Street, TR13 8PS. Turn right out of the car park and walk down to the junction, turn right again by the granite bench and look for the cannon at the bottom of the steps.
There is some limited disabled parking outside the museum.

Tourist Information
Museum Shop
Baby change facilities
Denzil's Den - Family play area
Side door with ramp

Extending your visit

We can offer a full guided tour of the museum - approximately 1 hour - at a cost of £30. Please call the museum to pre-book. Maximum group size for the tour is 25. 

If you wish to research our collections, please contact us - we can arrange for items to be brought out from storage.

We have loan boxes with objects from our handling collection availible for loan from the museum for a small charge of £10 per week (plus £20 returnable deposit refundable on return of the complete undamaged box). These are ideal for reminissence sessions, community events and schools. 


We have a wide range of workshops availible for School visit's covering a range of different subjects from Archeology to Victorian Schoolroom experience. Check our our Learning Page for more information.

During seaonal holiday we often have childrens activites like trails and quizes, check out our Facebook page to see whats going on.

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

Helston  Museum, Market Place, Helston, Cornwall TR13 8TH

01326 564027

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If you wish to research our collections, please contact us - we can arrange for items to be brought out from storage.