Kresen Kernow - Cornwall's new archive centre

Kresen Kernow is the new home for the collections of the Archives and Cornish Studies Service (previously, Cornwall Record Office and the Cornish Studies Library). Built on the former Brewery site in Redruth, it is home to 1.5 million documents covering 850 years of Cornwall's history. Kresen Kernow will open for research visits on 11 September 2019.   

Please note, Kresen Kernow is due to open for research visits on 11 September 2019, after a public open day on 7 September 2019.

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Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Cornwall Council, Kresen Kernow will provide a bespoke building, excellent digital facilities, dynamic volunteering opportunities and a diverse range of events, exhibitions and activities, which will improve access and invite wider audiences to celebrate and share in Cornwall’s rich and distinct history.

Kresen Kernow will also safeguard the historic Redruth Brewery building at the heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site in Redruth. 

To see any forthcoming events, including information about our Open Day on 7 September 2019, please visit our What's On page.

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