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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

  • Pottery Box, Bude

    Pottery Box

    EX22 6LD


    A pottery studio, metal workshop and animal sanctuary offering fun and creative days out for the whole family.

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    Predannack Anti-aircraft Battery and Museum

    TR12 7AT


    A museum housing historic firearms, artillery, carriages, barrels and much more in Helston.

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  • Prideaux Place

    Prideaux Place
    PL28 8RP

    01841 532411

    Take a tour around this charming Elizabethan manor house to discover its stunning architecture and intriguing rooms, as well as the beautifully well-kept gardens.

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  • Rebel Cinema Feature

    Rebel Cinema

    Treskinnick Cross
    EX23 0DT


    A traditional style independent cinema showing the latest film releases in Bude.

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  • Eyam Museum

    Royal Cornwall Museum

    25 River St
    TR1 2SJ

    01872 272205

    A celebration of Cornwall’s industrial heritage with collections of the county’s archaeology and finest art assemble, proudly on display to demonstrate the importance of Cornwall’s history.

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  • Saint Agnes Museum, Cornwall
    Image Credits: Jim Linwood - CC BY 2.0

    Saint Agnes Museum

    Penwinnick Rd
    St Agnes
    Saint Agnes
    TR5 0PA


    A museum full of fascinating artefacts and information about the parish of St Agnes including its mining and maritime history.

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    Image Credits: Jack Oughton - CC BY-SA 3.0

    Salcombe Distillery and Gin School

    The Boathouse
    28 Island St
    TQ8 8DP

    A distillery offering visitors the chance to learn the art of distillation and create their very own gin.

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  • Saltash Heritage Feature

    Saltash Heritage

    17 Lower Fore St


    A museum formed in 1986 with a collection of pieces and information relating to the history of Saltash.

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  • Saltram House, Devon
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    Saltram House

    PL7 1UH


    A historic mansion dating back to 1743 full of treasures and with a magnificent park and gardens to explore.

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  • Sclerder Abbey Feature

    Sclerder Abbey

    Sclerder Ln
    PL13 2LZ


    A stunning former Carmelite monastery just half an hour from Plymouth offering peaceful retreats to visitors.

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