Royal Cornwall Museum

Royal Cornwall Museum

The Royal Institution of Cornwall, based in 1818, was set as much as promote excellence throughout total fields regarding Cornwall’s world main industries and artwork by the creation of the Royal Cornwall Museum, the Courtney Library and a program of lectures.

2018 is a particularly special year for the Royal Cornwall Museum and Courtney Library as it marks 200 years since it was founded. In February 1818, a group of Cornish men and women got together in Truro and formed what is now the Royal Institution of Cornwall; and they are still here today helping to show Cornwall to the world and the world to Cornwall. These founders were so inspired by the passion for discovery and invention that was so strong at the time, that they wanted to be a part of it and to share it.