Best Museums and Art Galleries In Launceston, Cornwall

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in Launceston in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 35 Launceston museums and art galleries to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum

  • Launceston
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Probably the finest collection of smuggling artefacts in the country, featuring 'The History Of Jamaica Inn' an educational and historical theatre sh...

Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust

  • Tavistock
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust is an award winning museum attraction that forms part of a World Heritage site. Features include a historic vi...

Buckland Abbey

  • Yelverton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Got little history buffs? At Buckland Abbey in Devon, you’ll discover over 700 years of history wrapped up in the beautiful abbey and estate packed f...

Museum of Witchcraft

  • Boscastle
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Witchcraft, which can be found by the harbour in Boscastle, is amongst Cornwall's most popular museums, and houses the largest collection o...

Dartmoor Prison Museum

  • Princetown
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dartmoor Prison Museum, which used to be advertised as Dartmoor Prison Heritage Centre, offers the chance to learn about one of the most famous (and...

Museum of Dartmoor Life

  • Okehampton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Dartmoor Life is a good way to explore the history of Dartmoor. How were sheep shorn on Dartmoor? What did the inside of a Bronze Age round...

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery has permanent galleries with extensive collections in fine art, decorative art, human history (including archaeo...

Merchant's House Museum

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Currently closed for conservation work until further notice. Today, the Merchant's House Museum is the largest and finest surviving example of a late...

Shipwreck Treasure Museum

  • St Austell
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Looking for some treasure? Head down to the Shipwreck Treasure Museum in St. Austell, a great museum packed full of pirates, adventures, ships, and o...

Dartington Crystal Glass

  • Great Torrington
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Dartington Crystal Glass is a great place to take the kids to experience something a little different, with the chance to see award winning craftsmen...

Clovelly Village

  • Bideford
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

At Clovelly Village after being welcomed with an audio visual exhibit, you are free to explore the Kingsley Museum and the Fisherman's Cottage alongs...

House of Marbles4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bovey Tracey
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Explore a history of glass and watch master craftsmen at work from the viewing platform inside the working glassworks on site. Look through the colle...

Cobbaton Combat Collection

  • Umberleigh
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cobbaton Combat Collection is the largest private military collection in the South West, with more than 60 combat vehicles, plus a variety of weapons...

Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

  • Barnstaple
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon has collections and displays that cover the natural and human history of North Devon. Highlights include the...

Barnstaple Heritage Centre

  • Barnstaple
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Barnstaple Heritage Centre offers great entertainment for the whole family, with a fantastic hands on, interactive exhibition, games and quizzes, bra...

Braunton and District Museum

  • Braunton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Braunton and District Museum is housed in the Bakehouse Centre which was specially converted from a former bakehouse and two cottages. We understand...

St Nicholas Priory

  • Exeter
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

St Nicholas Priory, now richly furnished as an Elizabethan town house, is the 900 year old guest wing of a former Benedictine Priory, and offers a gr...

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

  • Exeter
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Get to grips with Devon’s rich history and global connections - for free - with interactive exhibitions at The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art...

Bill Douglas Centre - History of Cinema

  • Exeter
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema) is a public museum and an academic research centre that contains one of the largest collections of prints, bo...

Exeter Sculpture Walk

  • Exeter
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Exeter Sculpture Walk can be found Streatham Campus at the University of Exeter, commonly considered the most beautiful campus in England. The campus...

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