Cornwall Archives and Libraries

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Record Offices[edit | edit source]

Cornwall Record Office[edit | edit source]

Cornwall Record Office
Old County Hall
Truro, Cornwall TR1 3AY UK
Telephone: 01872 323 127
Website: Record Office
Catalogues: Online catalogue, Online catalogue

Cornwall Record Office (CRO) provides a professional archive service for Cornwall. Our main purpose is to preserve Cornwall's archives for the future and make them available for members of the public to access. Our records relate to the people, places and organisations of Cornwall. It holds a wide range of materials dating from the 12th to the 20th centuries.
Main article: Cornwall Record Office

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Cornish Studies Library[edit | edit source]

Cornish Studies Library
Alma Place
Redruth, Cornwall TR15 2AT UK
Telephone: 01209 216 760
Website: Cornish Studies Library
Catalogue: Online catalogues

The Cornish Studies Library (CSL) specialises in helping those who are researching Cornwall or Cornish people. The wide ranging collections cover all subjects, from mining to modern art, from poetry to prehistory, and family history to farming. No membership is required and our service is free.

Cornwall Library Service[edit | edit source]

Cornwall Library Service
Telephone: 0300 1234 111
Website: Libraries

British Library[edit | edit source]

British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB UK
Telephone: 0843 208 1144
Website: British Library
Catalogue: Online catalogue

The British Library has a range of resources relating to Cornwall with particular strengths in printed books, periodicals, newspapers, and maps (and the photographs and other visual images contained within them). Manuscripts, sound and archived websites of Cornish interest are also held and Cornish themes can also be researched using our extensive Electronic Resources.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Royal Cornwall Museum[edit | edit source]

Royal Cornwall Museum
River Street
Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ UK
Telephone: 01872 272 205
Website: Royal Cornwall Museum

Our extensive collections range from Stone Age Cornwall to Contemporary Art, telling stories across cultures and also across the last ten thousand years.

For a long list of Cornwall museums, go to List of museums in Cornwall in Wikipedia.

Collections[edit | edit source]

University of Leicester[edit | edit source]

University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 7RH UK
Telephone: 0116 252 2522
Website: University of Leicester Special Collections Online - Cornwall