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 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
Thursday & Friday 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.
- CRANTOCK STREET: Opposite the Lighthouse Cinema between PSP Insurance Solutions and Ganesha Thai restaurant [The Celtic Lounge coffee shop is situated in the museum]
The Celtic Lounge coffee shop is open Wednesday to Sunday 12.00 to 7.00pm and forms part of the museum. The Corridor Gallery is open during normal office hours Monday to Friday.
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