Discover Cornwall’s history at The Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro: an ideal attraction to visit on your Cornish holiday in 2012.
For nearly 200 years The Royal Cornwall Museum has served Cornwall by promoting and preserving all that is best in the fine and industrial arts, with the natural history of Cornwall also showcased by drawing on over 60,000 specimens in its collection.
Today it’s appeal in no less with exhibitions and events that make it the perfect attraction for families or couples of all ages on their holiday or tour of Cornwall. Located in Truro, Cornwall’s county town, it should be on everyone’s itinerary to get a taste of Cornwall past and understanding why its history helps to make it the perfect holiday destination.
From Cornish Archaeology and local history to an impressive art collection of local artists and designers, The Royal Cornwall Museum also houses collections by important artists of international fame.
The Geological Collection includes samples of mineralogy from the South West of England, the finest collection in the world.
The 25th Dynasty Egyptian Mummy of As Tayef Nakt is not something that you might expect to see in Cornwall, but along with many other prehistoric artefacts and the wide range of exhibits the Royal Cornwall Museum is definitely worth a visit for all the family during your holiday to Cornwall.
Exhibitions range from paintings by Bridget Keen a Penzance based artist whose sea-faring ancestors inspired her work to ‘ Arms and Armour’ costumes from epic movies including the costume worn by Russell Crowe in Gladiator.
The Museum is located in the centre of Truro the busy and historic city at the heart of Cornwall.