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Top recommendations from locals

Art Museum
“What can I say - it's the Tate - the name says it all. You can sometimes see dolphins from the cafe window!”
  • 151 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A total gem, inspirational, insightful and a real haven for any artists or folk who like to get to the heart of the place they’re staying. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Castle
“Set on a headland with breathtaking views out to sea, Pendennis Castle is one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal fortresses. The picturesque castle has defended Cornwall since Tudor times and played a vital role during the two World Wars. Today, you can experience the sights and sounds of battle, meet costumed characters from Pendennis’ past, look out for enemies, and witness the daily firing of a historic gun (Apr – Oct). Don't miss our fascinating exhibition, 'Fortress Falmouth and the First World War', which examines life at the castle during WW1.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Museum
“Historic, traditional and a great place to visit. Refreshments available here too.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Museum
“Great exhibition that changes. Activities for kids lots of days. See across the harbour and under it. Sailing boats are always a winner. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Local Penzance town gallery, shop and thriving cafe in beautiful town gardens - Penlee Park”
  • 34 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The first polytechnic in the UK, this building now offers art exhibitions, theatre and independent films.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Museum
“The tiny Cornish village of Porthcurno was once the heart of international telecommunications, boasting the largest telegraph station in the world. Today, the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno is a vibrant and captivating heritage attraction. Discover our World War 2 tunnels, the secret hub of Britain’s wartime communications. Visit the Cable Hut where the underwater cables came ashore. Explore our exhibitions and interactive displays, telling the amazing story of global telecommunications from the first practical use of electricity to how we communicate today, using fibre optic cables that still run beneath the world’s seas and oceans.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Museum
“Morwellham Quay, is located on the banks of the river Tamar and is a living museum of times gone bye. A fascinating look into the past for adults and children alike.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A real must for ceramic lovers and artists, fantastic collection of original Leach pottery, a feel for how the studio used to work and a wonderful shop for gifts that are made at The Leach by current potters. Amazing 50% sales during some bank holidays. Clay days for kids during school holidays and courses that are a delight for adults at any stage of learning. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Store
“Art gallery, heritage centre, archives, shop, wedding venue and restaurant.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Store
“Sooo close and usually has a great little exhibition. And it's free! Perfect for whiling away a rainy hour or so.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“10 minutes walk away, contemporary art and frequently changing exhibitions, good coffee.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Part of The Tate Plus that exhibits some of the best contemporary art and artists in the UK....great cafe too. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Museum
“A great family day out filled with discovery and adventure infused with Cornwall's Victorian Clay Works History. Explore woodlands and let off steam with kids adventure trail. Enjoy a pit stop at the cafe which includes a tasty Little Miners Menu. Highly Recommended.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“250-year-old Cornish coaching inn with a smuggling museum, Daphne du Maurier room, a kids pirate ship to climb on, situated on Bodmin Moor with great views”
  • 11 locals recommend