There is nothing quite like a steam train and there is no steam engine quite like the Tornado. So when myCornwall had the chance to climb abroad, we didn’t need to ask us twice. Despite appearances, the Tornado is not a historic engine. Built between 1994 and 2008 at a cost of £3million, she became the >> read more
As always, this summer’s Open Studios is a real celebration of local talent and creativity. This weekend will be your last opportunity to get out and about and discover your new favourite artist or designer. Nearly 300 individual craftspeople will be opening their doors to the public across the county. But there is one destination >> read more
Down in Cornwall, we’re pretty lucky with our transport. If you fancied a day out in the car, there’s plenty of gems tucked down country lanes, and a large variety of routes to enjoy. However, for those who can’t or just don’t want to drive, we’ve got plenty of options for you. Open-top scenic bus tours >> read more
In recent years, Cornwall has produced some excellent comedians that have provided their audiences with a laugh out loud release from everyday life. However, comedy isn’t just a recent export from the Cornish shores. Samuel Foote, an 18th century Cornish funny man, is considered to be the first ever stand-up comedian. We explore his life >> read more
This month’s ‘Meet the Chef’ is with Stuart Macguire of The Rum and Crab shack in St Ives. Discover the relaxed atmosphere, favourite food and best rum drinks around. So, tell me a bit about yourself: My name is Stuart Mcguire and I am the head chef and Part owner with my brother Chris >> read more
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Feature image credit – Mark Turner via Flickr. Following on from our 5 Great Dog Friendly Beaches, we knew that dog friendly holidays are on the rise. So, we thought, why stop there? When beaches become too hot and crowded, sometimes you need a little diversity for your days out, and as Cornwall is full of >> read more
Nothing rivals the smell of a freshly baked bread in the morning, here is our pick of local Bakers to guarantee you a good start to the day: The Little Bakehouse Since humble beginnings just two years ago, The Little Bakehouse has had a lot to shout about. Reaching 2nd best Cornish bakery in the >> read more
Bodmin Plant and Herb Nursery in Cornwall specialises in herbs and herbaceous perennials. With hundreds of varieties of herbs and a few thousand flowering perennials, be prepared to lose yourself in a sea of blazing colour & scent. The Nursery is open to the public every day.
No trip to Cornwall would be the same for the discerning art lover without a visit to the Tate St Ives. The gallery exhibits British and international modern and contemporary art. The Tate also manages the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.
The New Craftsman Gallery is the oldest gallery in St Ives and was originally established by Janet Leach, wife of Bernard Leach. The gallery has gained an international reputation amongst artists and showcases contemporary art as well as original paintings by emerging Cornish artists. It also displays a selection of fine pottery and sculptures.
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Established in 1996, The Millennium Gallery, based in St Ives, showcases a unique collection of modern fine art and ceramics. Their aim has been to develop a strong non-urban space that can provide much needed representation of an alternative viewpoint.
Lemon Street Gallery is one of the country's leading contemporary galleries. Situated on Lemon Street, Truro, it has an enviable reputation for offering a vibrant eclectic programme of exhibitions and quality publications. The gallery features a wide range of up-and-coming and established British artists.
Kestle Barton is an ancient Cornish farmstead situated above the Helford River. Having undergone an award winning conservation and conversion project, old barns were converted into a gallery and garden. The gallery has a changing programme of exhibitions, events and workshops, as well as a wild garden and tea hut.
ornwall Contemporary Gallery is situated at the top of Chapel Street in Penzance and is within five minutes walking distance of both Penlee House Gallery and also The Exchange Gallery.
The Jane Adams Gallery has a reputation for being a showcase for Jane's handmade, humorous and quirky animals, which she makes in her ceramics studio in the garden behind the gallery. The gallery itself is housed in a 200-year-old granite building, which is flooded with light, on the main road into St Just. The gallery is known for its wonderful selection of greetings cards and a fantastic array of contemporary work.
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Situated just a stone’s throw away from the sea in the ancient charter town of Marazion, The Summerhouse Gallery is a thriving, beautiful space that exhibits a diverse collection of paintings, sculpture, jewellery and glass. The Summerhouse features both established and up and coming painters. The gallery prides itself on being an inviting and friendly space that is both child and dog friendly and looks forward to welcoming you to Marazion.
For almost 120 years, Newlyn Art Gallery has been bringing the best in contemporary art to audiences in the south west. The focus at Newlyn Art Gallery is on painting and drawing. Artists working in other areas continue to be a part of the programme on occasions, but the majority of work on display is two-dimensional.
The Lander Gallery in Truro exhibits fine art from across four centuries with rich Cornish flavour and it also boasts a licensed café. Living artists are selected for the quality of their work and they regularly show both popular favourites and artists who are exhibiting for the first time. The gallery café is fully licensed and serves cooked breakfasts and lunches. It also sells tasty cakes and scones to have with your tea or coffee.
The Exchange is a major contemporary art space that opened in 2007 in conjunction with renovations to Newlyn Art Gallery.
The huge space retains the industrial feel of the original telephone exchange and features a large T-shaped gallery showing national and international contemporary art, plus work by some of the best local artists.
The gallery is also used as a project space, where artists and curators can test new ideas and run workshops, film screenings, live performances and community events.
Beside The Wave gallery is one of Cornwall's best known and well established contemporary art venues with an international following of collectors. Art works are predominantly rooted in the landscape; Cornwall's rich coast, countryside, towns and villages providing the inspiration for much of the work shown. In addition, a number of the gallery’s artists focus on paintings of place in a wider sense, including interiors and still life. With over 30 artists represented and 750 original paintings to choose from as well as a fine collection of artist made ceramics and jewellery, the gallery offers a wide range of exceptional work.