Liskeard & District Museum
The museum is a hub for
family history and more
Liskeard is an ancient Cornish town. Its history interweaves with local mining and agriculture.
Our Museum tells the story of local mining starting with the rock beneath and ending with emigration to all parts of the world. We are the interpretation point for the Caradon Mining District element of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.
Our building is Foresters Hall, originally the East Cornwall Savings Bank. The lovely Venetian Gothic frontage contains stone from local quarries. It was designed by Liskeard's notable architect Henry Rice.
We explore the development of a Cornish town from Mesolithic settlers to the rise of the internet.
New Displays and Mineral Landscapes Celebration
We will be holding a week of events in half-term week in February to celebrate our new lighting, fresh paint and splendid new displays. We are grateful to all our funders for making this project possible
For more information click here.
Michael Denny's Meccano Beam Engine has now taken up residence in the bottom gallery.
We are an interpretation point for the Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site
The museum shares Foresters Hall with the Liskeard Tourist Information Centre.
To contact the Museum
Telephone us on 01579 346087
or click on Contact to use the contact form