Records, Archives and Cornish Studies

Please note, Cornwall Record Office and the Cornish Studies Library are now both permanently closed to the public as they move to  Kresen Kernow, Cornwall's new archive centre, which opens on 11 September 2019.

Cornwall Council’s Archives and Cornish Studies Service was made up of Cornwall Record Office and the Cornish Studies Library (now both permanently closed). The Service is currently moving to Kresen Kernow, a new purpose-built home in Redruth, which is due to open for public research visits on 11 September 2019.

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The Service is home to hundreds of thousands of manuscripts, maps, photographs and books related to Cornwall's history and is dedicated to celebrating and promoting this written and printed heritage and ensuring that it is well preserved and available so that individuals and communities, now and in the future, have access to these fantastic collections. 

You can search our online catalogues to see what we hold while we are closed.

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