St Agnes Museum

St Agnes Museum

Housed in a former chapel of rest, the collection tells the story of the parish of St Agnes, its history and its people, from mining to fishing. Highlights include portraits by John and Edward Opie, a huge leatherback turtle, and the Whitworth Collection depicting five generations of local village doctors from one family.

St Agnes Museum is full of fascinating artefacts and information about the Parish of St Agnes. There’s lots about the rich mining and maritime history with a detailed model of the former harbour and the fabulous Lady Agnes figurehead.

There are many interesting items in the collection relating to farming, folklore, religion, archaeology, domestic bygones, life in the Victorian era, and much more. The museum is a real ‘Cabinet of curiosities!’


St Agnes Museum

Penwinnick Road

St Agnes




01872 553228