Liskeard and District Museum is in the former East Cornwall Savings Bank. The Gothic style stone building was designed by Liskeard's notable architect Henry Rice.
The history of the area is tied up with the early extraction of tin and the rich cattle based agriculture. We are developing a strong archaeological and geological section to explain this. Liskeard was a mediaeval stannary and coinage town.
By combining the Museum with a visit to St. Martins Church and Stuart House visitors can get a feel of an ancient Cornish Town
Most of our current displays relate to the resurgence of the town during the 19th Century copper boom. The museum is an interpretation point for the Caradon mining district which is part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site.
Entry to the museum is free of charge, we welcome families and our building is fully wheelchair accessible with a lift to all three floors.