Places to Stay
Places to Stay
Colchester Villas - Spacious, Inviting & Central
About Royal Cornwall Museum
The Royal Institution of Cornwall – the organisation that owns and manages the Royal Cornwall Museum and Courtney Library – was founded in 1818 for ‘the promotion of knowledge in natural history, ethnology and the fine and industrial arts, especially in relation to Cornwall’. This is still at the heart of everything we do, from collecting, display, exhibitions, education, publishing and our outreach programmes.
Over the years generous benefactors have donated an amazing array of objects, broadening the collection so that it covers for example Egyptology (hence our famous unwrapped mummy), fine art and world cultures, as well as classical Greek and Roman objects. The Rashleigh Gallery contains a world-famous collection of minerals, the core of which was amassed by Philip Rashleigh of Menabilly at the end of the 18th century. It includes the largest specimen of liroconite ever found, and a large gold nugget found at Perranarworthal. The Museum’s decorative arts collection and old master drawings are also very strong, the latter chiefly due to Alfred de Pass, another generous benefactor.
River Street, Truro, Tel: 01872 272205, email
Closest town: Truro
Places to stay near Royal Cornwall Museum:
Mannings Hotel (Hotel) Truro (0.14 miles)
Lux Blu - Kenwyn Studio Apartment (Apartment) Truro (0.16 miles)
6 Rose Chapel Penthouse (Apartment) Truro (0.18 miles)
The Barley Sheaf Inn (Pubs and Inn) Truro (0.18 miles)
Chy Bre (Bed and Breakfast) Truro (0.24 miles)
Truro Cathedral Cottage (Bed and Breakfast) Truro (0.29 miles)
Lux Blu - Truro Apartment (Apartment) Truro (0.30 miles)
Cornish Cottage - Truro City Centre (Holiday Park) Truro (0.32 miles)
Colchester Villas - Spacious, Inviting & Central (Apartment) Truro (0.39 miles)
Colchester Villas - Stylish, Central & Spacious Apartment (Apartment) Truro (0.39 miles)
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Truro Cathedral (0.11 miles) Gothic Revival architectural style cathedral built in the 19th century. Services, music, shop and restaurant.
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