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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…

Image Credits: Mr Eugene BirchallCC BY-SA 2.0

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    Perranzabuloe Museum

    Ponsmere Rd
    TR6 0BW

    A museum celebrating the rich history of the parish of Perranzabuloe in Perranporth.

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  • people at the cinema

    Phoenix Cinema

    11 Berkeley Vale
    TR11 3PL


    An independent cinema in Falmouth set in a historic building and offering luxury cinema experiences.

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  • people clinking beers in glasses

    Pipeline Brewing Co

    Unit 19a Great Western Railway Yard
    Penwinnick Rd
    St Agnes
    TR5 0PD


    A Cornish brewery crafting beers using fresh ingredients and Cornish water where visitors can taste the latest brews.

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    Pirate’s Quest Adventure Golf

    St Michael's Rd
    TR7 1RA


    An adventure golf course in Newquay offering swashbuckling family fun with breathtaking piracy themed sets.

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    PK Porthcurno

    Eastern House
    TR19 6JX


    A museum dedicated to Cornwall’s vital part in communications technology where visitors can explore a WWII bunker and view early scientific inventions.

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    Polgoon Vineyard

    Rosehill Mdw
    TR20 8TE


    A family-run vineyard and orchard in Penzance where visitors can sample wines, ciders and juices.

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    Image Credits: Reading Tom - CC BY 2.0

    Polperro Harbour Heritage Museum

    4 The Warren
    PL13 2RB

    01503 272423

    A museum located on the harbourside dedicated to the fascinating smuggling and fishing history of Polperro.

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    Polperro Model Village

    Mill Hill
    PL13 2RP


    A model village allowing guests to explore Polperro and learn about the Cornish myths and legends.

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    Porfell Wildlife Park and Sanctuary

    PL14 4RE


    A wild family attraction located just a short distance from Looe offering visitors the chance to get up close to animals from around the world.

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    Image Credits: Ruth Sharville - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Port Eliot House and Gardens

    St Germans
    PL12 5ND


    The home of the Earl of St Germans with a history dating back 1000 years and 100-acres of landscaped gardens where visitors can explore artwork, antiques and an array of plant species.

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