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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

  • Lizard Lighthouse

    Lizard Lighthouse

    TR12 7NT

    01326 290202

    Discover history and heritage at this 18th century lighthouse situated at Lizard Point.

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  • trellis arch with flowers in garden

    Mary Newman’s Cottage

    51 Culver Rd
    PL12 4RE

    01579 384381

    Step back in time and get an insight into life in Elizabethan England inside this authentic Grade II listed cottage.

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  • Woman picking up plant in garden centre

    Merry Harriers Garden Centre

    EX39 5QE

    01237 431611

    Merry Harriers Garden Centre and restaurant located in the heart of North Devon just a short distance from Bideford.

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  • Minack Theatre, Cornwall

    Minack Theatre

    Minack Theatre
    Cornwall Road
    CO3 9BL

    01736 810181

    Carved into the cliffside overlooking the beautiful Porthcurno Bay is the world famous Minack Theatre, a unique venue offering a full programme of opera, drama and musicals during the summer months.

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  • person working on mosaic

    Moon Hare Studio Mosaic

    EX22 6BH


    Learn the art of mosaic at this charming studio just a few miles from the north Cornish coast

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  • morwenstow parish church
    Image Credits: Robert Cutts - CC BY 2.0

    Morwenstow Parish Church

    Unnamed Road

    01288 331404

    Visit this charming church dedicated to the local saint Morwenna with a history dating back to Norman times.

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  • model train

    Moseley Heritage Museum

    Tumblydown Farm
    Tolgus Mount
    TR15 3TA

    01209 211191

    A museum with lovingly restored working engines once used at a local tin mine.

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  • Mount Edgcumbe House
    Image Credits: JThomas - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park

    PL10 1HZ

    01752 822236

    Visit the ancestral home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe, explore the magnificent gardens or go on a thrilling adventure in the surrounding countryside.

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  • Mousehole village

    Mousehole Village


    A picturesque fishing village brimming with character and charm that will delight visitors at every turn.

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  • mother and daughter in a museum

    Museum of Cornish Life

    Market Pl

    01326 564027

    A free-to-visit museum housing thousands of objects of interest guaranteed to fascinate visitors.

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