Liskeard & District Museum
Liskeard and District Museum is now CLOSED for the winter period. They will re-open in February 2018 with some exciting new exhibitions – watch this space
Tin, Toys and Tales is an exciting new toy exhibition which also includes fantastic examples of iconic toys from TV and film – including a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang pedal car, of which only 12 were made. For James Bond enthusiasts there is a real gold replica of James Bond’s Golden Gun!
Many tin toys have been loaned by a local Liskeard resident and toy collector, Phil Chapman. Visitors can explore the history of toys and the importance of tin in their manufacture as well as understanding the links to Cornwall’s mining heritage.
The environmental impact of plastic is explored in another of the museum’s new exhibitions designed by local artist Rob Arnold. Other contributors are Tracey Williams of Lego Lost at Sea and Michelle Costello of Smartie Lids on the Beach. A thought provoking, must see exhibition.
The Minerals and Mining exhibition has been updated. The display has been developed with the support of the Camborne School of Mines, who have loaned both precious and interesting minerals. The museum is an interpretation point for the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.
Glimpses into Liskeard’s past and present history are to be found throughout the museum. See Liskeard as it used to be and some of the trades that shaped its history.
Admission is free, families are very welcome and there is lift access to all floors.