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There are over 80 museums, galleries and heritage centres in Cornwall. Museums are a diverse and important part of Cornwall’s culture.

Museums bring people together through objects and stories. The collections in our museums tell the many stories of Cornwall’s landscape, heritage and culture. They encourage us to reflect on what’s happening now and what kind of a world we want to live in, in the future.

Cornwall Council owns heritage sites, but does not run any museums directly. We have management agreements in place with:

We also invest in three heritage organisations through the Culture and Creative Investment Programme:


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