This is a new website replacing the longstanding Newquay Old Cornwall Society website and is an ongoing project in the course of construction. Please bear with us and much more information will be added as soon as possible.
Newquay Museum is run by volunteers from Kowethas Kernow Goth Tewynblustri (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 Kowethas Ertach Kernow (Association for Cornish Heritage) have a gallery room which also hosts the Cornish Coffee Lounge. 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 3.00pm
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.
- CRANTOCK STREET: Opposite the Lighthouse Cinema between PSP Insurance Solutions [Cornish Coffee Lounge is situated in the museum]
The Cornish Coffee Lounge is open Wednesday to Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm and forms part of the museum. The Corridor Gallery is open during normal office hours Monday to Friday.
This is an ongoing project that originated during May 2021 with a collaboration between Newquay Museum and Newquay Library as a Local History & Community Month project.
Links to our original videos and more can be found on our Discover Newquay webpage click the image to open the video page.
Discover Newquay Videos
The Railway Comes to Newquay
Early Tourism in Newquay
Newquay's Fishing Industry
Newquay Town Centre
Newquay's Historic Buildings & Places