Kresen Kernow set to open

The new Cornwall archive center, Kresen Kernow, is due to open for research visits on 11 September 2019 after a public open day on 7 September 2019.

Kresen Kernow will be an exemplary modern archive and library space, bringing together the world’s largest collection of manuscripts, books and documents related to Cornwall, as well as Cornwall Record Office, the Cornish Studies Library and the Cornwall and Scilly Historic Environment Record, for the first time.

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Funded by the Heritage Lottery 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 attract 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.