Every year Liskeard hosts Liskeard Unlocked as part of the National Heritage Open Days

There is a varied programme of walks, talks, exhibitions and a chance to see behind doors which are normally closed.

Unlocked Leaflet Square

Online Talks and Tours

With these online tours and photo shows you can explore our fabulous town without having to leave home!

Take a tour through some of the beautiful houses and gardens of Liskeard, sit alongside the driver of the Looe Valley Line, peek inside the signal box at Liskeard station and join our Facilities team in winding the Guildhall Clock. You can also find out about the history of the Looe Valley Line with rail explorers Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe.

You can also watch the online talks which took place in previous years.

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Unlocking Liskeard – at Any Time

To explore Liskeard and its stories at any time why not try: Liskeard Tourist Information Centre and Museum on Pike Street which has lots of free local information including the Liskeard Heritage Walk leaflet.  The Museum has a range of different displays including mining and minerals, people of the town and the largest collection of toys in Cornwall.  Family history and local history research can be done by appointment.

Stuart House Arts and Heritage Centre has arts and crafts exhibitions and sales, lectures, music recitals and heritage exhibitions as well as a café.  The garden to the rear of the late medieval House has been laid out as a 17th Century Gentleman’s Garden.

Liskeard Old Cornwall Society preserves local history and current affairs in their archive in Stuart House.  Guest speakers talk on Cornish subjects and traditional Cornish events are kept alive.  Follow the Society on Facebook or email the President at [email protected].

Liskeard has many Grade II listed buildings and monuments – you can find out more about them on the listings page at www.historicengland.org.uk.  Just search for Liskeard or the specific site you are interested in.

Stuart House Garden - Rachel Bennett