Isles of Scilly Museum

Isles of Scilly Museum

Church Street, St. Mary's, TR21 0JT
Tel: (01720) 422337

History of the islands

Following the severe gales in the winter of 1962, Nornour (Eastern Isles) yielded up some remarkable Romano-British finds, causing some St. Mary's residents to establish a local museum. Initially the only viable option was a temporary display in the Wesleyan Chapel during the summer months. After much fund-raising and thanks to huge volunteer enthusiasm, the present Museum was built. It opened to the public on July 15th 1967 and received a visit from H.M. Queen Elizabeth II on August 8th 1967.

Our collections are extremely diverse, including material from many wrecks; a wild flower display (during the summer months); Romano-British artefacts; stuffed birds; local art and much more. Thanks to the generosity of local and mainland benefactors, we have received many varied accessions for research and display purposes. We welcome any items of Scillonian provenance or directly relating to the islands.


Just a short walk along from the town centre.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday
10.00am - 4.30pm
10.00am - 12.00am

Admission Charged

Plus weekly video shows from our Audio-visual Archives.

The Isles of Scilly

St. Mary's       St. Martin's       Bryher       Tresco       St. Agnes       The Uninhabited Islands

Shipwrecks Around The Isles of Scilly       Cornwall's History