Records, Archives and Cornish Studies

Cornwall Council looks after 1.5 million records covering 850 years of Cornwall’s history.  Anyone can visit and access these historic records and they are an excellent source for family and local history.

These archives used to be housed at Cornwall Record Office in Truro and the Cornish Studies Library in Redruth.  They have now been moved to Kresen Kernow, Cornwall’s new archive centre, which has been constructed on the former Brewery site in Redruth. Kresen Kernow is due to open for research visits on Wednesday 11th September 2019.

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