Cornwall Museums Partnership

Cornwall Museums Partnership is a charity that exists to help people learn about and be inspired by Cornwall’s museum collections.


Museums bring communities together and attract millions of people to visit Cornwall every year. They look after thousands of precious objects, which together tell Cornwall’s unique story. Our charity exists to help ensure that museums in Cornwall thrive long into the future for the benefit of everyone who lives and visits here.

What we do

We are changing the culture of museums by helping them to be more open, to be better connected to one another and to their communities. We broker partnerships between museums and arts organisations, public, private and voluntary sector bodies to help them to reach new people and develop new skills.

  • Support

    We provide advice on all areas of best practice for museum staff, volunteers and governing bodies.

    Volunteering in Museums
  • Museum Communities

    Fundraising

    From fundraising advice to small grants, we help museums to secure funds and diversify their income. We have a proven track record in fundraising, from small projects to large capital redevelopments.

  • Training

    We help volunteers and staff to develop and share their skills, to help museums thrive. We offer high quality training in Cornwall on a host of topics from collections care to volunteer management.

    Museum Training Days in Cornwall
  • Royal Cornwall Museum

    Consultancy

    We are specialists in collaboration, advising cultural organisations on many aspects of partnership working. Our team has expertise in all areas of museum practice and our consultancy services are not restricted to accredited museums.

Our Success Stories
 

Museums Matter

Museums create moments of wonder that enrich our lives. They help to shape how people feel about the places in which they live work and play. We help support museums to thrive in challenging times by showcasing why these institutions are so important to Cornwall's economy.

Museums Matter Social Impact

Social impact

Museums play a vital role in our communities, providing activities, events, and places to learn new skills.

Museums Matter

Helping to educate

Museums in Cornwall provide inspiring learning experiences for all ages.

Cornwall Museums Matter Video

Helping the economy

Museums attract over 22% of the annual 4.5 million visitors each year to Cornwall. This has helped deliver almost £2 billion into the local economy.