Activities

Activities

Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in the Cornish heritage, searching for a romantic hotspot or attempting to silence the cries of your children’s boredom, Cornwall has it all. Take this opportunity to let Cornwall capture your imagination, entertain yourself against the backdrop of this beautiful landscape. Check out our guide below to the greatest galleries, historical must-sees and fascinating museums, which make Cornwall the ideal destination for any day out.

Atishoo Gallery

Situated in the World Heritage village of Charlestown in Cornwall, Atishoo Gallery celebrates ten years at this location in 2013. Atishoo is owned and run by artist couple Liz Hackney and Paul Clark along with their youngest member of staff, their little daughter Eileen. Liz founded Atishoo in 1997 as a studio to sell her own >> read more

  • Address 71 Charlestown Road, Charlestown, St. Austell, Cornwall
  • Postcode PL25 3NL
  • Website http://atishoodesigns.co.uk/
  • Type of Attraction Art Gallery

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Whatever the weather, the Bodmin & Wenford Railway is just the ticket! Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway – Cornwall’s only full size railway still operated by steam locomotives. Relax in style and enjoy a leisurely 13 mile round trip through >> read more

  • Address General Station, Bodmin, Cornwall, UK
  • Postcode PL31 1AQ
  • Website http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk/
  • Email enquiries@bodminrailway.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction Railway
  • Entry Cost £5+
  • Average meal cost £20+

Cornwall Crafts Association, Trelowarren Gallery

For nearly thirty years the Cornwall Crafts Association has supported the craftmakers resident in Cornwall to encourage the highest standards of design and making. It also aims to reach a wider audience to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of contemporary design-led craftwork. The Association is a member-driven self-supporting charity and has, since its inception >> read more

  • Address Trelowarren Mawgan-in-Meneage Helston Cornwall
  • Postcode TR12 6AF
  • Website http://www.cornwallcrafts.co.uk/home
  • Email elinor@cornwallcrafts.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction Art Gallery
  • Entry Cost Free

Geevor Tin Mine and Museum

Geevor Tin Mine, dramatically situated on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast is the largest preserved mine site in the country and the gateway to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Explore the many surface buildings with their magnificent mining machinery, get interactive in the Hard Rock museum and go underground into 19th century Wheal Mexico mine! Have >> read more

Heartlands

Heartlands is a new FREE visitor attraction and World Heritage Site Gateway in Cornwall. Nestled just off the A30 in Pool, near Redruth in the former mining heart of Cornwall, there are 19 acres of eclectic fun to explore. State-of-the-art exhibitions, climb-on sculptures, gardens of epic diversity, a giant adventure playscape for kids, art and >> read more

  • Address Heartlands Robinson's Shaft Dudnance Lane, Pool Redruth, Cornwall, UK
  • Postcode TR15 3QY
  • Website www.heartlandscornwall.com
  • Email info@heartlandscornwall.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction Garden, park, cafe
  • Entry Cost Free
  • Average meal cost £5-£10

Isle of Scilly Travel

Brief History Isles of Scilly Steamship Company Ltd was formed on 26th March 1920.  The company was set up by the inhabitants of the Islands with the aim of providing regular, cost effective and enjoyable travel between the mainland and the Isles of Scilly. The first Scillonian vessel began regular trips from Penzance to St >> read more

Kestle Barton

Kestle Barton is an ancient Cornish farmstead situated above the Helford River. Over the last five years we have carefully restored the farmhouse and converted the barns into a gallery and holiday cottages. The core purpose of the project is to provide a centre for the arts in this beautiful rural setting, finding a new >> read more

  • Address Kestle Barton, Manaccan, Helston, Cornwall, UK
  • Postcode TR12 6HU
  • Website www.kestlebarton.co.uk
  • Email info@kestlebarton.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction Art Gallery and Gardens
  • Entry Cost Free
  • Average meal cost Tea and Coffee on site

Lands End

The beautiful scenery of Land’s End has made it one of Britain’s favourite destinations for days out. At the most south-westerly point of mainland Britain, you can appreciate fully how the relationship between land and sea is constantly changing. Parking your car is the only thing you have to pay for, and you can then >> read more

Newquay Zoo

Get closer to over 130 of the world’s rare and exciting creatures at the award winning Newquay Zoo! Watch the big cats devour lunch, visit the creepiest crawlies in the atmospheric tropical house and learn more about conservation – Newquay Zoo is home to some critically endangered species including the beautiful Red Pandas, Owston’s Civets >> read more

Pencarrow House and Gardens

Pencarrow House and Gardens lies at the foot of a sweeping valley between Bodmin and Wadebridge in Cornwall. The largely Georgian mansion is still owned and occupied by descendants of the family who settled there in the 1500s. Open to the public since the 1970s, Pencarrow House and Gardens is a great day out for >> read more

  • Address The Administrator, Pencarrow, Bodmin, Cornwall.
  • Postcode PL30 3AG
  • Website http://www.pencarrow.co.uk/
  • Type of Attraction House and gardens.

Porthcurno Telegraph

Porthcurno has a unique historic provenance: this is where the telegraph cables that linked Britain with its Empire and other nations came ashore. The valley was the hub of international cable communications from 1870-1970 and also training college for the communications industry until 1993. Porthcurno was the largest cable station in the world. Our collection >> read more

  • Address Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Eastern House, Porthcurno, Cornwall.
  • Postcode TR19 6JX
  • Website http://www.porthcurno.org.uk/index.php
  • Email info@porthcurno.org.uk
  • Type of Attraction Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

St Michael’s Mount

Explore the amazing island world of St Michael’s Mount and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible history… Stroll across the causeway where a legendary giant once walked. Follow the footsteps of pilgrims. Boat hop to an island where modern life meets layers of history. Discover a medieval castle, a sub-tropical paradise >> read more

The Cornish Pirates

The Cornish Pirates play at the Mennaye Field, Penzance, Cornwall and compete in the RFU Championship.

  • Address Westholme, Alexandra Road, Penzance Cornwall
  • Postcode TR18 4LY
  • Website www.cornish-pirates.com
  • Email tom.magill@cornish-pirates.com
  • Type of Attraction Rugby

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall

We want to share with you the story of the people who use small boats and to explore the lives of one community for whom the sea has been an essential lifeline and source of food: the people of Cornwall.Hence our mission: To inspire people with stories of the Sea, Boats and Cornwall.Like other Museums, >> read more

  • Address Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
  • Postcode TR11 3QY
  • Website http://www.nmmc.co.uk
  • Email info@nmmc.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction Museum
  • Entry Cost £6.80+
  • Average meal cost £5-£10
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