Redruth Old Cornwall Society Museum

Redruth Old Cornwall Society Museum

Tolgus Mill, New Portreath Road, Near Redruth, TR16 4HN
Tel: (01209) 203280

Real old stuff

The Museum is located on the Tolgus Tin site near Redruth. Here you can find out more about real mining, view mining artefacts, tools, maps and tin ingots – transport yourself back in time with the photographs and displays lovingly cared for by the Redruth Old Cornwall Society.

The mining section contains a number of mine lamps including some carbide lamps which produce and burn acetylene. These were used in the tin mining industry from about 1900.

The mineral collection includes many Neolithic flint spear heads, arrow heads and scrapers. The majority of these were found in the Carn Brea area.

The Brewery collection is mainly made up of artefacts from the Redruth Brewery. Redruth Brewery started in 1742 and closed in 2004.

The Theatre and Music section has among the collection some of the old Redruth Armature Operatic Society programmes.

To the left of the museum entrance is a replica of an old Cornish kitchen complete with Cornish Range. To the right of the kitchen are earphones giving an audio description of what it was like in an old Cornish kitchen.


On the B3300 road from Redruth to Portreath.

Opening Times

All Year
Tuesday to Thursday
10.00am - 3.30pm

Admission Charged

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