Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum

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Newquay Old Cornwall Society has expanded its activities with the opening of the "Newquay Heritage Archive and Museum".

Rooms 1a and 1b of Central House, 4-6 Crantock Street Newquay, TR7 1JS
Telephone 01637 870611 email:

Conveniently positioned adjacent to the piazza and bus station it couldn't be easier to visit us whilst in town.

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Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 10.30 to 15.30
Saturday 10.00 to 12.00

March 2014


Initially the office will be staffed on every Wednesday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m but arrangements can be made for visits at other times.

Access will be available to a large archive of documentary material relating to Newquay; including details of the pilchard fishery, coastal shipping, development of the railway and harbour and the evolution of the holiday industry.

Information will be available on the history of Newquay families and the development of hotels, shops and housing in the area.

A computer database is available to assist in searches together with an extensive digital photographic archive.

Access will also be available to images of the Society's collection of artefacts.

Chris Shinner
15 August 2013