Discover the History of Poldark

August 10th, 2017

The Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro holds one of the world’s most-renowned mineral collections, however, this year it is home to something a little different! Sunday night (August 6th, 2017), saw the end of the third series of Poldark grace our screen. Composed of nine episodes, the series has been running on BBC one since 2015 and is based on the first two Poldark novels by Winston Graham. For those fans of the show, the news that it has been renewed for a fourth series will have delighted you. However, having to wait until 2018 for your next fix may not!


Set in the late 18th century, the story follows Ross Poldark, an ex-soldier who had arrived back to a very different life to the one he had left behind. With a stunning Cornish backdrop, the first series captivated watchers across the UK and, thanks to its romance and drama, became a firm favourite in households everywhere.


Now, two years on since its first episode, the third series has just finished. The brooding period drama has paused, with Poldark struggling to find the balance between his attempt to be a hero and his duty as a husband to Demelza. If you’re an avid watcher, who is desperately wishing the next series would start again, don’t worry! We may have something that is just for you.


With the English summer being dominated by storms, you might seem apprehensive about booking your next trip to Cornwall. Whatever the weather, the Cornish landscape is sure to take your breath away, and with the filming for the show taking place on the rugged beaches and breathtaking coastline you’ll be sure to spot some of your favourite locations.


Our luxury Falmouth resort, set in Truro is also conveniently close to the Royal Truro Museum, which is currently home to the Poldark exhibition. Running until February 2018, visitors can step back in time to the 18th century to look at the vast array of historical objects that are on display. Combined with stills from the show, the exhibition is one no Poldark fan should miss.


If you’re worried about this exhibition not satisfying you with your Poldark fix, you shouldn’t! The entire exhibition has been made possible thanks to the television company that produces the show, Mamouth Screen. In addition to that, the son of the author of the original novels, Andrew Graham has had a helping hand in making the exhibition happen.


Andrew Graham said; “I want visitors to the museum to see an authentic blend of historical objects from the 1800’s but with a twist. I also wanted to acknowledge my father’s unique relationship with the museum, where he left many of his original notebooks, showing his novels written in long hand, as well as the typewriter on which he wrote to his many fans”.