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Things to do in Cornwall in the Rain

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Discover the best things to do in Cornwall in the rain

It can be tough going on a staycation when the UK’s weather is notoriously unpredictable. However, a rainy Cornwall does not mean a boring Cornwall! There are ample indoor activities to keep you entertained, including escape rooms, galleries and aquariums.

If it’s forecast to rain when you’re due to come down to this wonderful county, don’t worry! We’ve compiled a selection of indoor things to do in Cornwall that are suitable for all ages.

If you’re after a day out that’s filled with culture and history, a visit to a landmark is a must. From Truro Cathedral to Lanhydrock House and Garden, there’s so much to discover about Cornwall’s past.

When it comes to Cornwall things to do in the rain that are unique, be sure to visit the Eden Project or board the Helston Railway. Alternatively, kick back and relax with a tipple after a tour of one of the region’s many breweries, such as the St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre.

Wondering what else there is to do in rainy Cornwall? Be sure to bring out your artistic side at the glass centres of Atlantic Glass Studio and Beau Nidol. Or, put your thinking skills to the test during a visit to one of the many indoor activities in Cornwall, such as Cornwall’s Great Escape Rooms and Eureka Escape Cornwall.

There are so many things to do in Cornwall in the rain! Keep scrolling to uncover them all…


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  • Glowing Glass Art

    Atlantic Glass Studio

    The Old Forge
    Lower Wharf
    Bude
    Cornwall
    EX23 8LG

    07956 770609

    Inspired by the rugged and beautiful landscape around them, artists here craft art and jewellery using a range of fascinating techniques that can be viewed by visitors.  

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    Atrium Gallery

    Lemon Street Market
    Truro
    Cornwall
    TR1 2QD

    01872273631

    An independent gallery where contemporary art sits alongside ceramics, jewellery, and illustration with regular furniture and lighting installations.

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  • Barbara Hepworth
    Image Credits: Rowena Ford(CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

    Barnoon Hill
    St Ives
    Cornwall
    TR26 1AD

    01736796226

    Visit the home and studio of renowned artist Barbara Hepworth and get up close to the works she crafted, exactly where she left them.

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  • Harbour at St Ives

    Barnoon Workshop St Ives

    Saint Ives
    TR26 1JF

    07900 095203

    Make the most of the legendary light in St Ives by putting pencil to paper and recreating your favourite scenery.

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  • Glass blowing

    Beau Nidol

    Lower Wharf Centre/The Wharf
    Bude
    Cornwall
    EX23 8LG

    01288 353388

    A glass workshop and shop nestled in Bude offering visitors the chance to have fun and create something totally unique.

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  • Blue reef aquarium

    Blue Reef Aquarium

    Towan Promenade
    Newquay
    TR7 1DU

    01637 878134

    An underwater world of enchanting sea creatures and colourful corals where visitors will be impressed by the vast amounts of both local and exotic species.

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  • The Boconnoc Estate
    Image Credits:Mike Searle(CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Boconnoc

    The Estate Office
    Boconnoc
    Lostwithiel
    Cornwall
    PL22 0RG

    01208 872507

    Visit one of Cornwall’s most magnificent estates and explore the wealth of stunning plants and ancient woodland.  

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  • Bodmin & Wenford Railway
    Image Credits: Chris Allen - (CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Bodmin and Wenford Railway

    Bodmin General Station
    Bodmin
    Cornwall
    PL31 1AQ

    01208 73555

    Step back in time and take a trip on a steam train from Bodmin Park to Boscarne Junction on a railway that first opened in 1834.  

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  • Bodmin Jail

    Bodmin Jail

    Berrycoombe Rd
    Bodmin
    PL31 2NR

    01208 76292

    Discover life behind bars as an 18th Century prisoner in the heart of Cornwall. Explore the many cells and features that make your visit to the Jail a fun and educational adventure, and just a little bit scary.

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  • Regimental Museum
    Image Credits: Robin Stott(CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Bodmin Keep

    The Keep
    Bodmin
    Cornwall
    PL31 1EG
    (PL31 1DU for sat nav)

    01208 72810

    Visitors will be fascinated by the array of over 12,000 items at this army museum, each telling a story of battle and bravery.  

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