Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum
Although we are both an archive as well as a small museum the strength of our collections are in our archives. This archival material is used to create displays and exhibitions, which encourages further donations of documents, photographs and other material.
The primary interest is Newquay and the surrounding parishes of St Columb Minor, Crantock, Cubert, Colan, St Mawgan, St Eval, St Newlyn East. Further information does relate to wider Cornish interests.
The archive contains in excess of 5000 photographs as well as thousands of other documents, newspapers, journals, maps and digital material. The museum has a variety of local artefacts as well as general items to increase interest in what we do to preserve and share local heritage and to gain support for our work.
Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum is open 3.5 days a week throughout the whole year and volunteers are pleased to assist with queries. This may come from students, family historians, authors and programme makers as well as those visitors and local people interested in Newquay and districts historical and cultural past.
We receive no public funding whatsoever and rely on donations, membership, sponsors and the goodwill of visitors.
This site also includes Newquay Association for Cornish Heritage, which has access to many thousands of books, journals, magazines and documents relating to Cornwall.