Mevagissey Museum - info and opening times

A museum piece itself, the building in which the exhibits are housed was built in 1745 when it was used to construct and repair vessels for smuggling.

Most of the roof supports are spars from old revenue-dodgers, refitted or broken up; the tools on display and the lathe upstairs, with its hand-turned wheel, built their replacements.

Elsewhere in the museum a wider picture emerges of life in Mevagissey through a broad collection of artifacts.

On display are larger exhibits such as the Apple Crusher and Cider Press, an original horse-drawn, rotating Barley Thresher and a perfectly detailed Cornish kitchen with a working cloam oven.

There is also a wonderful collection of photographs depicting village life in the 19th and 20th century, as well as many other small exhibits which perfectly depict life in Mevagissey over the years.


Opening Times
Open daily 11am to 5pm, from Easter to the end of October.