Exhibitions an Introduction

Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum, with its partners Newquay Old Cornwall Society and Association for Cornish Heritage, carry out exhibitions including a number outside the museum.

A number of other partners are often involved with our various exhibitions, helping to provide a wider range of interesting items for viewing. One of is Truro & Penwith College through its Archaeology and History Heritage & Culture Foundation and BSc Degree courses. We are pleased to be able to share some of these here.

Please click on the exhibition below to view the individual exhibitions. More will be added in due course, some of which will be online exhibitions only enabling a worldwide audience to view items of Cornish interest.

Our small group of volunteers are working hard to enable greater access to our collections through our project Knowledge to the World started in 2019/2020. This will gradually increase the amount of content and use affordable technical advancements to share this content.

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Celebrating Douglas Pinder [1886-1949]

This exhibition was one of the largest public exhibitions of his work in over 50 years. Courtenay Smale a leading authority on Douglas Pinder kindly hosted this as part of the museums annual exhibition of its work and activities. The paintings were provided by Association for Cornish Heritage and by Courtenay Smale, the exhibition being opened by Elizabeth Carne, Grand Bard of Gorsedh Kernow.

Archaeology - History Heritage & Culture

Over the past few years Association for Cornish Heritage has been pleased to host a number of exhibitions at Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum by students on the Archaeology Degree and History Heritage & Culture Foundation Degree courses at Truro & Penwith College.

Cornwall is very fortunate to have these courses running at a local basis on foundation degree and degree level. This enables local people to study these subjects at a higher level and also bring students from elsewhere to share knowledge of Cornwall's wonderful historic past.

Truro College History, Heritage & Archaeology Exhibition

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