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Things to do on a rainy day

It's not unknown for it to rain in Cornwall but don't worry, there are plenty of places to visit nearby if the weather takes a turn for the worse. Here's a selection of attractions that have plenty to occupy both adults and children.


Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives

With a permanent collection exploring the work of West Cornwall’s most celebrated artists as well as temporary exhibitions and activities for children, the Tate has plenty to offer both grown ups and kids. The cafe has one of the best views in St Ives.

Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Penzance

Situated in the heart of Penzance, Penlee House is home to a collection of works by the famous Newlyn School of artists as well as a fascinating exhibition exploring the history of West Penwith which encompasses everything from prehistoric finds to 1930s textile designs.


The Museum of Cornish Life, Helston

A treasure trove of more than 3,000 objects covering everything from farming to toys, gardening to musical instruments.


The old workshop at The Leach Pottery

The Leach Pottery, St Ives

Explore the home of studio pottery in Britain. There are great hands-on workshops for children during the school holidays.


National Maritime Museum, Falmouth

Situated on the harbour in Cornwall, the museum has 15 galleries and a changing programme of exhibitions celebrating the sea, boats and Cornwall.


PK Porthcurno

The first telegraph cables came ashore off the beach at Porthcurno. This fascinating museum exploring the history of global telecommunications and Cornwall’s key role in it.


Geevor Tin Min, St Just

Perches on the rugged cliffs of the north coast, Geevor Tin Mine offers a fascinating insight into Cornwall’s rich mining heritage. There are lots of family activities including the opportunity to go on a mining tour underground. https://geevor.com


Country Skittles, Hayle

Family-friendly indoor bowling alley on the outskirts of Hayle.


Flambards, Helston

Rides and a wide range of indoor attractions make Flambards a popular destination with families.


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