Redruth Visitor Centre

Situated in the Cornwall Centre, the Redruth visitor centre provides numerous leaflets for attractions throughout Cornwall, with particular emphasis on local ones. A series of walking trail leaflets are available on Visit Redruth website, including three for Redruth. Translations in French, German, Japanese, Cornish, Dutch and Spanish can be provided on request, and a Braille version is available to borrow. Others are available for nearby villages and the local mineral tramways.

At the visitor centre a small but fascinating series of display panels tell the story of Redruth and its people. These include a biographical panel about William Murdoch, his work and his time in Redruth and an information panel detailing the mining history of the area. The largest panel (as seen here) is a superb map depicting the worldwide migrations of the Cornish to countries such as Australia, the USA, South Africa and South America.

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An indoor Trail begins here of the remarkable 58 Tregellas Tapestries.

They depict the story of Cornwall in colourful embroideries, and fill the walls of the building. Souvenir postcards are available for purchase.

For information on visiting Redruth, including accommodation and attractions, see the Visit Redruth website.

For information on accommodation in other areas of Cornwall, the Visit Cornwall website might be useful to you.