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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

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

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

Ertach Kernow - Cornish Historic, Cultural & Environmental Articles

Marking the 100th Ertach Kernow article in the Voice newspapers, where we look at the 19th century 'Hungry Forties' especially in Cornwall and other Celtic lands. We have compiled a video, including the lyrics,  of the sad but beautiful Irish ballad 'The Fields of Athenry'.

Click to read 'The Hungry Forties'

There is a link to a downloadable pdf of the words and music on the article page, which can then be printed.

Check out our new project

Cornish Cultural Hub Tewynblustri

Hosted on the Newquay Museum website at

Cornish Cultural Hub Tewynblustri is based at Newquay Museum in Central House in Crantock Street, Newquay.

Uniting heritage and cultural groups in Newquay to better share interests by providing facilities for networking, exhibiting and working on future plans and projects.

Heritage in the News

Talking about Cornish heritage groups, activities & projects - Click Ertach Kernow LOGO

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.

Click the image to access the article and links to the websites - 15th June 2022

March of the Cornish People - Keskerdh Kernow 500

Keskerdh Kernow 500

Click the image to access the article and links to the websites - 25th May 2022

The Hungry Forties

Click the image to access the article and links to the websites - 27th April 2022

Tresorys Kernow Projects

Sharing our Cornish stories, history and culture to new audiences all year round

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

Check out our Celtic themed coffee shop Gwerthji Koffi Keltek

Our Gallery Room at the museum is open from 12.00 noon to 7.00pm Wednesday to Sunday. This is open in conjunction with our in house Urban Kelt - Celtic Lounge. Check out more information by clicking Celtic Lounge or one of the images below.

The Celtic Lounge is open Wednesday to Sunday from12.00 noon to 7.00pm (Evening entertainment as publicised)

The Celtic Lounge coffee shop bar
Centre of Cornish Cultural Hub - Where Strangers Become Friends
The Celtic Lounge - Musicians

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 2022 - 2023

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

Email your event information and posters to:

Cornwall a Celtic Nation

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

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There are six Celtic nations all of whom have their own unique languages. To find out more about Cornwall's place amongst these Celtic speaking nations click:


Cornwall a Celtic Nation

Celtic Congress Cornwall is one of the six branches of the International Celtic Congress. To find out more about who we are and what we do click:

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?

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