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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

  • Padstow Lifeboat Station

    Padstow Lifeboat Station

    PL28 8SL


    Visit this lifeboat station at Mother Ivey’s Bay where you’ll get to see a lifeboat up close and here tales of dramatic rescues

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    Padstow Museum

    Station House PTC
    Station Rd
    PL28 8DN


    A charming museum run by volunteers showcasing the social and family history of Padstow.

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  • children and lady at pottery workshop

    Paint a Pot

    Fore St
    The Quay
    PL13 1AD


    A family-run ceramic studio set in the heart of the historic fishing port of Looe offering visitors a chance to create a lasting memento of their visit.

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  • Paradise Park

    Paradise Park

    16 Trelissick Rd
    TR27 4HY

    Award-winning Paradise Park features over 130 species, many colourful birds, plus, otters, red pandas and more. Amazing summer flying shows, close encounters and a JungleBarn indoor play centre.

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  • woman throwing pottery

    Parsons Pottery

    Unit 1
    The Stables
    Quinceborough Farm
    EX23 0NA


    Learn how to join clay, throw pottery and paint pieces alone or as a family at this charming farmland pottery.

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  • Pencarrow House
    Image Credits: Wolfgang Glock - CC BY-SA 3.0

    Pencarrow House and Gardens

    PL30 3AG


    A Georgian manor house nestled on the edge of Bodmin Moor with something for everyone to explore.

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  • Pendennis Castle

    Castle Dr
    TR11 4LP

    01326 316594

    Built by Henry VIII in the 14th century, Pendennis Castle is a magnificent fortress managed by English Heritage, overlooking stunning coastal views and open all-year-round for tours.

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  • Penlee House Gallery and Museum
    Image Credits: Ruth Sharville - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Penlee House Gallery and Museum

    Morrab Rd
    TR18 4HE


    Discover the history of West Cornwall with this collection of archaeological finds, fabulous ceramics, social history and fashion.

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  • man at museum

    Penryn Museum

    Higher Market St
    TR10 8LT


    A museum set in an old market hall dating back to 1570 with a collection of toys, tools, art and ancient pottery on display.

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  • Penwith Gallery, Feature

    Penwith Gallery

    Back Rd E
    Saint Ives
    TR26 1NL

    01736 795579

    After a moment of peacefulness amidst lovely artwork? Come to Penwith Gallery.

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