Museum & Gallery

Association for Cornish Heritage has a museum room and research area at Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum. This museum is shared with our partners Newquay Old Cornwall Society, which also has its own museum room and archive.

Our museum room has a gallery of vintage Cornish art  dating from the mid 19th century together with contemporary artwork by local artists. There are displays of vintage Cornish studio pottery as well as exhibitions and displays of Cornish interest.

The research area has a number of examples of historic Cornish maps from the collection many dating from the early 18th century. There are also a number of historic engravings together with books of views from the 1830's. These help show something of Cornwall's early towns and buildings. 

These older views of Cornwall are often of special interest to people researching their Cornish family trees as they provide some context to their research.

We hope in due course to be able to add galleries showing larger number of items linked via the images below. This currently gives examples of the range of items held in the Association for Cornish Heritage collection.

Cornwall Strip Map circa 1720
Cornish Studio Pottery - Celtic Newlyn Pottery
Engraving St Petrocs Church Bodmin circa 1830
Jas R Richardson late 20th century art
Jas R Richardson late 20th century art
Antique Book of Views in Cornwall 19th century
James Elliott Late 19th Century artwork
James Elliott Late 19th Century artwork