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) hosts the Cornish Lounge Gallery & Towan Vintage. 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 Corridor Gallery - Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4:00pm 

The Archive Room - Wednesday's 10:30am to 3:30pm

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.

The Cornish Lounge Gallery & Towa Vintage is open Wednesday to Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm

ENTRANCE ACCESS is via

  • CRANTOCK STREET: Opposite the Lighthouse Cinema above PSP Insurance Solutions. The Cornish Lounge Gallery & Towan Vintage is part of Newquay Museum having a gallery of Cornish art, pottery and artefacts. and can also be accesses via Manor Road Wednesday to Friday. It also houses Proper Photography Kernow and the office of Kowethas Ertach Kernow.

Due to a recent theft from our museum donation box we are having to move our donation collection online. A link and QR Code has been provided by our colleagues at Towan Vintage and we hope that members of the public and visitors will support us. Newquay Museum is not supported by the local Newquay Town Council and we rely entirely on donations to carry on our voluntary work.

Newquay Museum is a small museum but with a large archive of images and documents which we are working to put online. This will take time and money and will be an ongoing gradual process.

Newquay Museum donation QR Code

Kowethas Ertach Kernow

For those wanting to learn more about Cornwall and Cornish historic, culture and environmental heritage: Click the image link below.

This site has a growing amount of information including the weekly Ertach Kernow blogs, published as articles in the Voice, Cornish Times and Cornish & Devon Post newspapers throughout Cornwall. Links to many other Cornish sites and information including YouTube videos

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Cornish Cultural Hub Tewynblustri
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Projects & Activities

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.

The Early Development of Newquay to c1900

Discover Newquay Videos

The second Trenance Viaduct
The second Trenance Viaduct
Great Western Hotel  c1890
Great Western Hotel c1890
Herring Boats Leaving Harbour
Herring Boats Leaving Harbour
Commercial Square, Newquay 1909
Commercial Square, Newquay 1909
Fistral Beach Late 19th Century
Fistral Beach Late 19th Century
Active, Good Intent & Fly Fish Cellars
Active, Good Intent & Fly Fish Cellars

The Railway Comes to Newquay

Early Tourism in Newquay

Newquay's Fishing Industry

Newquay Town Centre

Newquay's Beaches

Newquay's Historic Buildings & Places

Our Partner Organisations - Projects & Collections