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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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  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    TR11 3QY

    01326 313388

    With a wide range of interesting exhibitions and events, the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth is a fascinating, harbourside destination, perfect for the whole family.

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  • man admiring contemporary art

    New Craftsman Gallery

    24 Fore St
    Saint Ives
    TR26 1HE


    A gallery exhibiting the work of over 100 painters, potters, sculptors and fine art jewellers set in St Ives.

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  • Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance

    Newlyn Art Gallery

    New Rd
    TR18 5PZ


    A gallery with a 125-year history designed to celebrate Cornish and contemporary art where visitors can explore new works and create their own.

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  • lady looking around museum

    Newquay Heritage Archive and Museum

    Central House
    4-6 Crantock St
    TR7 1JS


    Head to this museum to learn all about the history and heritage of this fascinating Cornish town.

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  • Newquay Zoo

    Trenance Gardens
    TR7 2NL

    01637 873342

    Pay a visit to the fantastic Newquay Zoo and transcend into this exciting animal kingdom, where you can find a large variety of phenomenal creatures as well as being the only place in Cornwall to observe lions.

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  • Old Bakery Studios, Feature

    Old Bakery Studios

    Blewetts Wharf
    Malpas Rd
    TR1 1QH

    01872 278804

    The Old Bakery Studios rests within a historic, industrial building, however, it hosts all sorts of entertainment, from cabaret to live comedy shows.

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  • The Old Guildhall, Gaol & Museum
    Image Credits: Richard Croft - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Old Guildhall Museum and Gaol

    The Guildhall
    Fore St
    PL13 1AA


    Visit this museum housed in a listing building dating back to the 14th century and discover everything you need to know about Looe’s history.

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  • Old Sardine Factory Heritage Centre, Cornwall
    Image Credits: Jaggery - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Old Sardine Factory Heritage Centre

    The Quay
    PL13 2BZ


    Visitors can learn about Looe, the harbour and river and sardines at this 19th century listed building.

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  • cove near old serpentine works
    Image Credits: Colin Vosper - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Old Serpentine Works

    S W Coast Path
    TR12 7LR

    Discover a relic of an unusual and unique industry at the heart of a 19th century trend loved by Queen Victoria.

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  • Padstow Harbour

    Padstow Harbour

    PL28 8BY

    An important and picturesque harbour in town, with many of the fishermen supplying local shops and restaurants and a prominent attraction for visitors to admire the small selection of boats.

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