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.

Cornish Cultural Hub Tewynblustri

Cornish Cultural Hub Tewynblustri is based at Newquay Museum in Central House in Crantock Street, Newquay.

Uniting heritage and cultural groups in Newquay to better share interests by providing facilities for networking, exhibiting and working on future plans and projects.

A webpage is being produced to share activities and events, please check this out by clicking the blue link above or the logo to the left. More information being is added as the project develops.

Check out our webpage for details - Click Here or the Cornish Cultural Hub LOGO

Discover Newquay Videos

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

We will be featuring videos produced by some of our younger volunteers

The first of these to be added onto the website is by Benjamin Webster who has been volunteering in our museum since 2017

Click this link - Newquay tour during 2020

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