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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

  • Church of St Materiana

    St. Materiana’s Church

    United Kingdom
    PL35 0DJ

    A late 11th or early 12th-century church nestled in the charming village of Tintagel in north Cornwall with Roman and Bronze Age relics.

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  • Star Glazers

    Star Glazers

    17 High St
    TR11 2AB


    A relaxed café in Falmouth where adults and children alike can get creative and learn how to paint, stencil and stamp pottery.

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  • Church at Talland Bay

    Talland Church

    Talland Church
    Talland Bay
    PL13 2JB

    This 13th-century church sits on the outskirts of Looe, situated along the Cornish Celtic Way. It’s open daily with services open to all.

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  • St Ives

    Tate St Ives

    Tate St. Ives
    Porthemeor Beach
    St Ives
    TR26 1TG

    +44 (0)173 679 6226

    An outstanding collection of British art in a revitalising, fresh setting that has a special emphasis on celebrating local St Ives artists and their creations.

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  • The Blue Bramble Gallery, Feature

    The Blue Bramble Gallery

    Market House
    Market Pl
    Saint Ives
    TR26 1RZ


    The quirky Blue Bramble Gallery has been a part of St Ives’ art scene since 2014. Come here to admire and buy local artists’ quirky artwork.

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  • The Castle Bude
    Image Credits: Nilfanion - CC BY-SA 3.0

    The Castle Bude

    The Wharf
    EX23 8LG


    The Castle Bude came to be in 1830, when it was built by Sir Goldsworthy Gurney. Nowadays, this Cornish landmark is a must-see for any visitor or local, with its exhibitions, grounds and café waiting to be explored.

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  • The Celtic Tossers, Feature

    The Celtic Tossers

    8 Tabernacle St
    TR1 2EJ


    The Celtic Tossers is an indoor venue for axe throwing in Truro. The centre welcomes skilled and beginner axe throwers as well as groups, making for a great experience with friends!

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  • The Daphne Du Maurier Literary Centre, Feature

    The Daphnne Du Maurier Literary Centre

    Tourist Centre 5 South Street
    PL23 1AR

    01726 833 616

    Are you a fan of Daphne Du Maurier or literature in general? You’ll love a visit to The Daphne Du Maurier Literary Centre, where

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  • The Exchange, Feature

    The Exchange Gallery

    Princes St
    TR18 2NL

    01736 363715

    The Exchange Gallery is an award-winning contemporary art space resting in Penzance. Here, you can find changing exhibitions that feature artwork by local, regional and international artists.

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  • marconi centre exterior
    Image Credits: Paul Mison - CC BY-SA 2.0

    The Marconi Centre

    TR12 7JB

    +44 (0)1326 241656

    Visit the site where ground breaking experiments that paved the way for the communication technology we have today took place.

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