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Cultural Activities

Art

There are a multitude of galleries to be found in the area, St. Just alone has at least six and St. Ives, which boasts the famous Tate Gallery, has inspired artists over the years.

The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is located in St Ives.

Penzance offers Penlee House and the Newlyn Art Gallery.

There are also numerous local potters, jewellers, stained glass artists, wood-turners with local worshops.

History

Cornwall has a rich archaeological and industrial heritage.

Geevor Tin Mine has been recently designated as a World Heritage site and is open to visitors.

There are iron age settlements at Carn Euny and Chysauster.

The Porthcurno Telegraph Museum tells the fascinating history of the village of Porthcurno and the part it has played in world communications. Explore the underground tunnels and secret escape stairs constructed during the war.

St Michaels Mount a rocky island in Mounts Bay crowned by a medieval church and castle is managed by the National Trust and can be visited between April & October.

Theatre

The most renowned local theatre is the Minack, a unique open-air theatre with spectacular views. The theatre was created from the cliffside at Porthcurno by Rowena Cade in the 1930ís. There are performances by visiting theatre groups throughout the summer. There are also theatres in St Ives, Penzance and Truro.

Minack Theatre looking toward The Logan Rock

Gardens

Trengwainton gardens (NT) are a 10 minutes away. A similar distance away is Trereife House & Gardens and there is also Trewidden Gardens with a garden centre just outside Newlyn. Penzance has the sub tropical Morrab Gardens in Penlee Park

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