Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum is run by volunteers from Newquay Old Cornwall Society. We collect, preserve and share knowledge, artefacts, photographs documents and carryout research about the districts historical and cultural heritage. The Newquay Old Cornwall Society areas of special interest cover Newquay and the surrounding parishes of Colan, Crantock, Cubert, St Columb Minor, St Eval, St Mawgan and St Newlyn East.

Museum partner Association for Cornish Heritage have a gallery room which also hosts a Celtic themed coffee shop. There is a Cornish research room with a wide range of books to help answer any research or general enquiries about Cornwall and its historic and cultural heritage.

The museum and archive rooms are open Wednesday to Friday

10.30am to 3.30pm and Saturday morning 10.00am to 12.00am

ENTRANCE ACCESS is via MANOR ROAD, between the Piazza [opposite the Lighthouse Cinema] and the Bus Station opposite the bottom of the St Georges Road Car Park.

Please note that COVID-19 restrictions are in place, Our normal hours will resume when circumstances allow. We look forward to welcoming you to our community museum

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Local History & Community Month

Newquay Museum will be working with Newquay Library to celebrate Local History & Community Month. Click on the following blue link below to find out more.

Visit the Newquay Local History & Community Month webpage

The second Trenance Viaduct
The second Trenance Viaduct

The Railway Comes to Newquay

Great Western Hotel  c1890

Early Tourism in Newquay

Herring Boats Leaving Harbour
Herring Boats Leaving Harbour

Newquay's Fishing Industry

Commercial Square, Newquay 1909
Commercial Square, Newquay 1909

The Town Centre

Fistral Beach Late 19th Century
Fistral Beach Late 19th Century

Newquay's Beaches

Active, Good Intent & Fly Fish Cellars
Active, Good Intent & Fly Fish Cellars

Historic Buildings & Places

Our Partner Organisations - Projects & Collections

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Newquay Old Cornwall Society

Pentire Neckring
Pentire Neckring

 

Museum & Collections

Images - Artefacts - Art

 

Association for Cornish Heritage

 

Association for Cornish Heritage