St. Austell Town Museum

St. Austell Town Museum

Market House, Market Hill, St. Austell, PL25 5BA
Tel: (01726) 75423

History of a town

St. Austell Old Cornwall Society opened its new museum to the public on 16th June 2011 in part of the town's historic Market House. Situated in an ideal position between the main entrance to the Market House and the Hop & Vine public house opposite the Holy Trinity parish church, the museum occupies the two original police lock-up cells and part of the stairwell to the first floor of the building.

One of the cells has been maintained as a jail, complete with replicas of a prisoner and a police constable in period costume, whilst the other has been adapted to represent a kitchen of an earlier era. A collection of old advertising posters adorning the walls on the ground floor of the museum and the walls of display cabinets on the first floor of the Market House form a considerable part of the items on show and these give a valuable insight into the social activities of St. Austell and district. Numerous articles and photographs have been generously donated or loaned to the Society and put on show on the ground floor which has easy access at street level.


Directly across from the church in the town centre.

Opening Times

Daily 1st April - 31st October
10.00am - 4.00pm

Admission Free

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