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Welcome to Liskeard & District Museum


See our latest news and details of current and upcoming exhibitions

 

     

 

 
                               
 

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.

          

The museum holds regular children's craft activities during school holidays.

 

 

     

 

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Liskeard and District Museum

Local Family History Research

The church records of baptisms, marriages and burials for the parishes of Herodsfoot, Lanreath, Liskeard, Quethiock, St Cleer, St Ive, St Keyne, St Neot and St Pinnock are now available here at the Musem

For more details please -
Telephone 01579 346087 or
email museum@liskeard.gov.uk
or visit our reception at Foresters Hall

 

 Opening Hours

Weekdays 11am-4pm

Saturdays 11am - 1.30pm

Closed Bank Holidays

Foresters Hall
Pike Street
Liskeard

PL14 3JE
Tel: 01579 346087

email: museum@liskeard.gov.uk