Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum

Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum is operated by Newquay Old Cornwall Society as a community museum in the heart of old Newquay.

We have an archive room with vast amounts of information about Newquay’s historical and cultural past together with a museum room and ‘Corridor Gallery’ with a number of Newquay and Cornwall related themes as well as more general exhibits.

One of over 70 small community museums throughout Cornwall our volunteers are pleased to help visitors with enquiries. Our museum and archive rooms are open throughout the year 3.5 days a week and the 'Corridor Gallery' is open during normal office hours throughout the week. We are located adjacent to Newquay Bus Station and opposite the St Georges Road car park. Access is by a short flight of [10] low stairs to the first floor.

Window sign

From the outside please look up to the 1st Floor windows to see our signs.

Conveniently positioned adjacent to the piazza and bus station it couldn’t be easier to visit whilst in town

Opening Hours
Wednesday to Friday from 10.30am to 3.30pm
Saturday 10.00am to 12.00 noon

Museum Room

Corridor Gallery - Top Floor

Museum and archive content relate to the Newquay and adjacent parishes of St Columb Minor, Colan, Crantock Cubert, St Newlyn East, St Mawgan and St Eval. Information included on mining, the pilchard fishing industry, maritime trade of coastal shipping and ship building, railway development and the evolution of Newquay into a tourist destination.

Arcive Room

Assistance can be provided by our knowledgeable volunteers on all aspects including family history including local families and the development of the hotels, shops and housing within Newquay.

Enquiries via
Email to: nocs.archive@gmail
Telephone: 01637 870611

Also find us on Facebook pages for
Newquay Old Cornwall
Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum

Other on-line sites include attractions Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum   Under Newquay

Special arrangements can be made for groups to visit outside normal opening hours as well as guided walks and visual talks.

We are a voluntary charitable organisation who receive no public funding and rely entirely on the generosity of visitors and supporters. You are able to donate and become a registered supporter via

July 2017