Liskeard & District Museum
The museum is a hub for tourism
family history and more
Liskeard is an ancient Cornish town. Its history interweaves with local mining and agriculture.
Our Museum tells the story of local mining starting with the rock beneath and ending with emigration to all parts of the world. We are the interpretation point for the Caradon Mining District element of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.
Our building is Foresters Hall, originally the East Cornwall Savings Bank. The lovely Venetian Gothic frontage contains stone from local quarries. It was designed by Liskeard's notable architect Henry Rice.
We explore the development of a Cornish town from Mesolithic settlers to the rise of the internet.
We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new interactive displays funded by the Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project.
If you would like to know more about our history through pictures or how the local rock was formed come and try out our new displays.
The artist in you can respond to magnified crystals on our amazing new arrival "The Enlightened Eye".
We are in the middle of a major reorganisation involving decorators and new display cases. We hope you will bear with us as we gradually get new permanent exhibitions into place. The Liskeard People gallery is taking shape and our mineral displays are growing nicely. It will not be long before an amazing Meccano Beam Engine takes up residence here after its predecessor deserted us to go on tour.
The museum shares Foresters Hall with the Liskeard Tourist Information Centre.
To contact the Museum
Telephone us on 01579 346087
or click on Contact to use the contact form