Cornwall is a region at the heart of art!
Immerse yourself in a county that’s crammed with art and culture from the coast to the countryside.
Arts Alive Festival
Arts Alive Festival is free three day celebration of the arts in Falmouth and the Upper Cape, With over 60 performances of theatre, spoken word, dance and music for all tastes including jazz, classical, folk and fiddle.
Barbara Hepworth Museum
The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden offers a remarkable insight into the work of one of Britain’s most important 20th century artists. Sculptures in bronze, stone and wood are on display in the museum and garden.
Beerwolf Books is a freehouse, bookshop and meeting place. By day, it’s the perfect place to linger over a book with a refreshing drink and as the evening progresses it fills up with just about every type of character.
Beside The Wave
Established in 1989, Beside The Wave is one of Cornwall’s best known and well established contemporary art galleries with an international following of collectors. Art works are predominantly rooted in the landscape.
Blue Hills Cornish Tin
At the Blue Hills Cornish Tin site you can meet the people who extract it, dress it, refine it and make it into the end product. Follow the working process on a gentle walk around the site, or visit to buy giftware and jewellery.
Boardmasters returns year after year to deliver you the ultimate festival lifestyle everyone loves. Providing a tailored music offering across eight stages on arguably the most beautiful festival site in the UK.
Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage
The Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre forms the basis of one of the most unusual and interesting collections open to the public. There are countless items from a bygone age as well as artefacts from over 150 shipwrecks.
Churchtown Arts is a family-run gallery situated in one of the oldest buildings in St.Agnes. Definitely an inspiring place to be, this is reflected in the choice of unusual and ordinary, eclectic and unforgettable collection.
Circle Contemporary is one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Cornwall that represents a core group of artists. It delivers an evolving programme of multi-media exhibitions including demonstrations and film nights.
Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre
The Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre is a fantastic day out for all in the family to experience the excitement of aviation. CAHC celebrates Britain’s aviation heritage from the age when it proudly lead the world.
Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries. The Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture.
The Ebenezer Gallery exhibits work from members of the East Cornwall Society of Artists. Set in the beautiful and historic fishing village of Polperro, the gallery is unique in its origins and in its display of the artwork.
Falmouth Art Gallery
Falmouth Art Gallery is leading family friendly art gallery, the town’s art collection features works by major artists including Frank Brangwyn, Edward Burne-Jones, Charles Napier Hemy, Alfred Munnings and Henry Scott Tuke.
Falmouth Oyster Festival
Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season, the native Fal Oyster and the diversity of Cornish seafood. Providing four days of feasting, cooking demos, live music and food and craft stalls.
Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature
Taking place in various locations in the town of Fowey, Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature is Cornwall’s premier literary festival that features a diverse range of authors, speakers, musicians, and artists.
Great Cornish Food Festival
Truro’s Lemon Quay will transform into foodie heaven for three days of eating, drinking, shopping and entertainment as the Great Cornish Food Festival celebrates the food revolution that has taken place in Cornwall.
Gribbin Gallery was the inspiration of the late Emma Rashleigh who led a fascinating and filled life. It is a place for all to enjoy the artists’ creative responses to the surrounding Cornish landscape which has inspired them.
Hall for Cornwall
Hall for Cornwall is a rurally-located theatre which delivers a wide-ranging arts programme that includes theatre, music, dance and comedy. It is the county’s largest venue, playing to audiences of 180,000 annually.
Hawksfield is a creative and dynamic hot spot for eating, shopping, art, events and more located on the Atlantic Highway. Here you will find inspiring modern art, stylish home-wares and interiors and an eclectic vintage emporium.
Lanhydrock is the perfect country house and estate, with the feel of a wealthy but unpretentious family home. Make sure you take a stroll around the extensive gardens too, and enjoy their year-round colour.
Launceston Steam Railway
You can spend the whole day at Launceston Steam Railway – use the train to travel to Newmills and its popular farm park, enjoy a tasty lunch or sweet treat in the cafe and browse the fascinating exhibits in the museum.
Little Feathers Gallery
The Little Feathers Gallery is home to owners Maria and Gary. Maria is a silversmith who produces and sells work within the shop and Gary is an artist producing landscapes and pet portraits that are also on sale in the gallery.
Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre
Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre provides interactive displays, historical artefacts and a gift shop. For over 250 years, the lighthouse has provided a welcoming landfall light to vessels crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
Established in 1979, the Miracle Theatre is one of the south west’s key arts organisations. It produces a rich mix of touring theatre, always with a unique comic style, joyful use of language and an immediate visual appeal.
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
The collections at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall consist of a range of objects, boats, art, books and archives in support of its mission to promote an understanding of small boats and their place in people’s lives.
Open Studios Cornwall
Open Studios Cornwall is a free art event where designers showcase their extraordinary talents to the public. You’ll discover the inspiration, personality and processes behind these emerging and established artists.
Out of the Blue
Situated in the town of Marion, Out of the Blue is a unique and very welcoming little gallery. The gallery sells an eclectic array of collectables, locally-produced artworks including a range of ceramics and gifts.
Discover how Pendennis Castle has evolved, and experience the sights and sounds of battle. Explore the fascinating new exhibition which examines the role of the castle as part of Fortress Falmouth during the First World War.
Penlee House Gallery & Museum
Built in 1865 as a gracious Victorian home, Penlee House Gallery & Museum has been converted to create a first class gallery and museum set within an attractive park. It specialises in showing the area’s unique cultural heritage.
Port Isaac Pottery
All of the pieces at Port Isaac Pottery are hand-made to the highest standards. The bold and elegant forms complement the watercolour-style decoration, which are often inspired by the north Cornwall coastline.
Quay Art offer a wide range of original art work and limited edition fine art prints from local, national and international published artists. There are also innovative ceramics, stunning sculpture, glassware and unique gifts.
Rogue Theatre produces a range of projects including immersive adventures, late night cabaret shows, festival projects, music events, young people’s performance events/projects, and of course theatre.
St Ives September Festival
Started in 1978, the St Ives September Festival lasts for 15 days offering a wide range of music, arts and literature events from the region, they are held in locations throughout St Ives, attracting visitors from far and wide.
Tanglewood Wild Garden
Tanglewood Wild Garden is nine acres of woodland and ponds, it is a 50/50 habitat. It’s not a formal garden, there are brambles and weeds which co-exist with many other plants, a quiet haven where you can recharge your batteries.
Tate St Ives
Tate St Ives opened in 1993 to celebrate the rich history of modern art in St Ives. Today that history continues to inspire its seasonal exhibitions of international contemporary art, presented within the dramatic spaces.
Telegraph Museum Porthcurno
Connect the dots at the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno and meet the pioneers of global communication. Be transported to another time and place through interactive exhibits, immersive displays and live talks.
The Minack Theatre
The Minack Theatre puts on a full programme of drama, musicals and opera every summer, together with music, comedy and story-telling. It’s open all year round for you to explore this amazing place and its history.
Based in an iconic listed building in the heart of Falmouth, The Poly is a thriving charity, promoting engagement in the arts, sciences and Cornish history through film, live events, exhibitions, lectures and workshops.
Built half on the mainland and half on a jagged headland projecting into the Cornish sea, Tintagel Castle is one of the most spectacular historic sites in Britain. Its association with King Arthur makes it also one of the most famous.
Toe in the Water Gallery
Toe in the Water Gallery is the home of art and crafts inspired by the sea and coastline. All the artists are either local to the area or have close connections. Cornwall is often the inspiration when producing their wonderful work.
Trelissick is on its own peninsula, with panoramic views over the Fal estuary. Visitors can explore the meandering paths through the woodland garden, leading to exotic plants and herbaceous borders bursting with colour.
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is set in a beautiful sheltered valley in west Cornwall. Surrounded by woods, streams and dramatic vista, it provides the perfect setting for this 22-acre exotic and sub-tropical garden.
At Trengwainton Garden, you can follow in the footsteps of the 1920s plant hunters to see plants that flowered in Britain for the first time. The walled gardens are crammed with tender exotic species from around the world.
Truro Cathedral is an active part of the community welcoming people from all over the world, rather than a ‘heritage tourist attraction’. Therefore it is important to the Cathedral that it ensures entry remains free.