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Cornwall's rich historic, cultural & environmental heritage with its own language, Kernewek, sets it apart from English counties as one of Britain's Celtic nations. 

Association for Cornish Heritage are passionate about Cornwall's heritage, encouraging interest and sharing knowledge about Cornwall's diverse historic, cultural, and environmental heritage. With many organisations and people, many of them voluntary, working within Cornwall's heritage sector we work to promote and support their work and activities, sharing information about their aims and goals.

Please come and visit us at Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum, run by Newquay Old Cornwall Society and Association for Cornish Heritage

Our entrance is opposite the bottom of the St Georges Road car park and adjacent to Newquay Bus Station and the Piazza.

We are open

Wednesday & Saturday by appointment Thursday & Friday 10.30am to 3.30pm           Please contact us via email

Checkout our Facebook page for ongoing messages, opening times and sharing Cornwall and Cornish related information

Cornish Heritage Groups and Organisations Events Programme

Cornwall heritage groups are increasingly sharing their future programme of events. Association for Cornish Heritage are pleased to share posters publicising events and activities on social media for all Cornish history, culture and environmental groups. Also this website, on the 'Cornish Heritage Societies & Groups Programmes of Events' page.

Click for poster and events page Posters of Events 2021 - 2022

We are also keen to share news from Cornwall's wide range of heritage groups in our Voice newspaper column. This goes out in six editions from Saltash to Penzance. All media coverage is free.

Email your event information and posters to:

Cornish Place Names

Each week in the Voice newspapers we will be sharing four Cornish place names in Kernewek to encouraging greater use of these place names in everyday life. 

To help with pronunciation the link below will take you to previous weeks place names on place name webpage this has an audio file provided by a Cornish speaker and a poster can be downloaded to share or use to teach a variety of Cornish place names.

This weeks latest poster (right) and audio file below. All previous weeks are still available. Click blue link below.

CPN -Goss Moor & Roche - Week 11- Poster
CPN - Porth Week 10 - Poster
CPN -Clay Country Week 9 - Poster
CPN - Stone Castles Week 8 - Poster

We are seeking sponsors for this Cornish cultural heritage project. Sponsors name will appear on posters shared across many social media sites etc., For more information please click this link to access our sponsorship page

Heritage in the News

Talking about Cornish heritage groups, activities & projects - Click Ertach Kernow LOGO for this weeks news

Each week the column next to the main Ertach Kernow article in the Voice newspapers is devoted to sharing news about Cornish heritage and organisations, societies and groups as well as new projects in Cornwall's heritage sector.

Could we help promote your society, group or organisation? Click the Map.

Association for Cornish Heritage is on YouTube & social media - Click the image for more information

Check out our weekly Ertach Kernow articles published in Cornwall's Voice newspapers

Ertach Kernow Heritage Articles

Check out our Ertach Kernow articles published in the Voice newspapers each week at the following link.

Ertach Kernow - Cornish Historic, Cultural & Environmental Articles

Celtic Interests

Cornwall, or in Kernewek the Cornish language, Kernow, is one of the six Celtic nations. Association for Cornish Heritage supports the work of the International Celtic Congress and Celtic Congress Cornwall. 

Click icons to access webpages in new window

Kernow a Celtic Nation
Pan Celtic Flag - The Celtic Nations
Celtic Congress Cornwall

Cornish Groups & Organisations

We are pleased to be able to share the monthly newsletters from an increasing number of Cornish groups within Cornwall and beyond from the overseas Cornish Diaspora. These can be found on our journals page and we hope you may find these of interest and consider joining one of these groups. A website link is available adjacent to the newsletters so more can be found out about their activities.     

Click for Newsletters & Journals Page

Could this be your group?

Check out our Celtic themed coffee shop Gwerthji Koffi Keltek

Our Gallery Room at the museum is open from 2.00pm to 7.00pm many days of the week and 12.00 to 7.00pm Saturday and Sunday. This is open in conjunction with our in house Urban Kelt - Celtic Coffee Shop. Check out more information by clicking Gwerthji Koffi Keltek or one of the images below.

Gwerthji Koffi Keltek is now open Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Plus Wednesday & Thursday from 21st July.

Gallery Room & Coffee Shop
Urban Kelt Coffee Shop - Where Strangers Become Friends
Gallery Room & Coffee Shop

Truro College - Higher Education

History, Heritage & Culture FdSc Degree  and  Archaeology BSc Degree

Take a tour round the Fal building where these courses take place by clicking the image on the right

For more information about these Truro College higher education courses that offer opportunities to gain qualifications that will improve prospects for employment in a wide range of heritage and tourism related careers.

Click the link for information and links to Truro College History Heritage & Culture and the Archaeology courses

Fal Building Truro College