Newquay Museum is situated in the centre of Newquay. Originally conceived by Newquay Old Cornwall Society in 2013 as an archive for its collection of  documents and images covering Newquay and district. It expanded in 2014 to include a gallery of exhibits and displays in the foyer. Further expansion took place in 2016 with the addition of research and exhibition space organised by Kowethas Ertach Kernow. They cover a wider area of interests that includes Cornwall and Cornish heritage.

The Archive is owned and organised by Newquay Old Cornwall Society and contains information by way of documents, images, publications and a range of other material collected over a period of 80 years. The archive collection covers Newquay and the surrounding six parishes and new material is constantly being added.

Separate rooms are run by Kowethas Ertach Kernow (Association for Cornish Heritage) contains thousands of books, journals, publications and other material. There is an exhibition of paintings, Cornish studio pottery and other items of Cornish interest. This space now includes Towan Vintage which sells a variety of pre-owned items including Cornish books, paintings, prints and other items.  Further information about Kowethas Ertach Kernow can be found on their website, by clicking the blue link, which will open in a new page.