Take shelter at these Cornwall museums in case it rains

October 21st, 2016

Half-term in Cornwall begins tomorrow, and when staying at our self-catering cottages, Cornwall, be sure to check out the fantastic family friendly events taking place nearby. But as it is Cornwall, there is a chance it will rain, so be prepared!

Take a look below to see which museums there are within a short drive from our cottages:

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Acclaimed British artist and sculptor Barbara Hepworth moved to Cornwall in 1939, and lived and worked at Trewyn studios, which is now the museum. Following her wish to establish her house and studio as a museum of her work, many of her pieces remain there in the care of the Tate Gallery. The Hepworth family activity trail is worth trying on your visit, suitable for both kids and adults. You can explore the magical environment that was the artist’s home and studio, including the garden.

Wheal Martyn Museum

The museum and interactive discovery centre are found amongst the best preserved remains of a former Victorian China clay works and tell the story of Cornwall’s history in the clay mining industry. You can follow the trail to learn about the processes used, discovering the pan kiln, flat rod tunnel, and crib hut. On clearer days the surrounding park is perfect for a family walk.

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

At the site of the largest cable museum in the world, the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum is now the only working telegraph found in the world. There are lots of fascinating interactive displays, where you can discover the roots of modern communication. Explore the science, history, technology and the world around you with secret codes to crack and family activities.

Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre

Located in Newquay, a day at the Cornwall Aviation Heritage Museum is a fun family activity. And as well as being able to walk around and see the collection of amazing aircraft both old and new, you can learn about the aircraft and the people who flew them. There is also a chance to get inside some of the aircraft and experience what is was like to be a pilot.

Photo by: Sarah Charlesworth