Out and About in Cornwall - What to do and see

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To visit the websites for the locations listed below; simply click the name of the location and a new window will be opened for you with their website.

National Maritime Musem Falmouth Discover Cornwall's maritime past, Seven galleries exploring Cornwall's links with the sea.
Pendennis Castle Falmouth
Henry VIII's stunning castle dominating the Carrick Roads. Built in 1540-45 as one of a pair of artillery forts to protect this strategic area from the threat of invasion from Catholic France and Spain.
Trebah Gardens Falmouth 25 acre sub tropical garden. One of Cornwall's finest gardens.
Glendurgan Gardens Falmouth Glendurgan is one of the great subtropical gardens of the South West. Set in a wooded valley dropping steeply to the hamlet of Durgan on the shore of the beautiful Helford estuary. The garden is best known for its laurel maze, planted in 1833 - a firm favourite with children - National Trust Property.
The Royal Cornwall Museum Truro Cornwall's premier museum.
Trelissick Gardens Truro Spectacular gardens enjoying panoramic views across the Carrick Roads - National Trust Property.
Trewithen Gardens Truro 30 acres of gardens famous for its collection of camellias, Magnolias and Rhododendrons.
Future World @ Goonhilly
(Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station)
Helston A unique opportunity to experience our spectacular Visitors Centre whilst on holiday in the West Country.The world's largest world's largest satellite earth station !
Flambards Theme Park Helston Theme park and Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz exhibition.
Poldark Mine Helston Discover Cornwall's mining heritage at this early 18th tin mine.
National Seal Sanctuary Nr Helston The National Seal Sanctuary is set in the picturesque Helford Estuary, by the beautiful village of Gweek, in Cornwall. The Sanctuary is a busy rescue centre, and also has resident Grey Seals, Californian and Patagonian Sea Lions, Goats, Ponies and Otters
Godolphin House Helston A Tudor and Stuart house - National Trust Property.
Mineral Tramways Discovery Centre Redruth Discover Cornwall's mining heritage
Cornish Mines and Engines Redruth A fully restored Cornish Engine House complete with working beam engine.
Autospeed - Short Oval Racing, Stock Car, Banger Racing St Day Short oval motor racing is a fun day out for all the family. There is unlimited access to the pit area, hot and cold refreshments, and spectators are invited to bring a seat or a blanket, to pitch up on the spectator bankings and view the action.
Barbara Hepworth Museum
and Sculpture Garden
St Ives A wonderful exhibition dedicated to the life, work and memory of the 20th century sculptor, Dame Barbara Hepworth.
Tate Gallery St Ives Located in the beautiful harbour town of St Ives the Tate Gallery was opened in 1993 and has become one of Cornwall's leading attractions. The gallery boasts a fantastic display of art created in and associated with Cornwall.
Kidz R Us Theatre - Youth Theatre St Ives Youth theatre company based in St.Ives Cornwall, UK. Regular shows in their own 300 seat theatre in the centre of town,
Paradise Park Nr St Ives Paradise Park is a fabulous place to visit with something to entertain the whole family. Watch spectacular bird displays such as the Free Flying Bird Show which features Billy the cockatoo flying into the crowd to collect money!! There are also eagles, falcons and owls on display.
Marine Discovery Penzance Come on an exhilarating wildlife watching boat trip from Penzance Harbour in West Cornwall aboard our exciting jet RIB `Shearwater`.
Minack Theatre Penzance The world famous cliff top open air theatre. Spectacular location, stunning views, a great place to visit, or take in a show.
St Michael's Mount Penzance The world famous 14th century castle, home of the St Aubyn family.


Porthcurno Telegraph Museum Penzance An award-winning museum in which visitors can see numerous pieces of working equipment, discover the Victorian internet and also hear about the secret communications which were sent from Porthcurno during World War II.
Penlee House, Museum and Gallery Penzance The largest collection of Newlyn School of Artist work in West Cornwall.. Enjoy the area's unique, rich heritage in a modern gallery and museum set within a gracious Victorian house, surrounded by an attractive park.
Trengwainton Gardens Penzance Famous for its collection of exotic shrubs and trees.
Land's End Land's End Spectacular coastal location for Cornwall's most famous landmark. Visitor centre, craft workshops, galleries etc.
Geevor Tin Mine Land's End Discover Cornwall's mining heritage at this excellent museum. Guided underground trips as well as surface tours available.
Levant in Steam Land's End Spectacular cliff top location for this beautifully resorted engine house complete with working beam engine.

Last Update: 22 June 2015