best places to visit in cornwall in the rain

best places to visit in cornwall in the rain


best places to visit in cornwall in the rain

Don’t let a bit of rain, drizzle or light rain shower ruin your Cornwall holiday.

Here are some fab ideas to entertain you and your family no matter what the weather.

Rain rain go way – but here’s what to do to carry on having fun

In no order – just stuffed full of ideas

National Maritime Museum – Falmouth

Take a trip to Falmouth

Situated in front of the stunning harbour – said to be the 3 rd. Largest deep-water harbour in the world

Promoting Cornwall Falmouth and the rest of the world

Award winning charity and learning program

Opened in 2003

Celebrating Cornish boats, the sea and fishing and Cornwall’s position in worldwide trade

15 stunning galleries and beautiful exhibitions, illustrate the past present and future of our sea faring nation

See a hanging flotilla of small boats

A place to enrich an understanding of the sea and Cornwall

Don’t miss monsters of the deep

Built from the derelict sheds of boat builders

Discover myths and legends

Falmouth galley and tidal zone

Blue Reef Aquarium – Newquay

Try to spot Nemo and Dory at the blue reef

Home to river and ocean favourites

  • Giant pacific octopus
  • Black reef shark
  • Dwarf caiman crocs

Take a walk and explore the underwater tunnel – this runs through the ocean tank

  • See exotic fish
  • Logger head turtle
  • Cornish waters
  • Tropical rivers / Cold seas /Warm seas

Reef sharks

40 naturally themed habitat and displays

From Cornish rocky shores to the exotic seas

Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Charlestown

Visit Charles town near St Austell

This historic port and world heritage site and scenes for countless holly block buster

Venture through underground tunnels

It has over 8,000 artefacts from 150 shipwrecks

Visit the Shackleton experience and frozen in time

Bodmin jail

Shelter from the rain! this jail has had a massive facelift as well as an adjoining hotel

Discover the dark walk experience

Unlock Cornwall’s dark history

Over 8.5 million spent on this attraction

Built originally in 1779 for king George III

Eden project

Dodge the rain – in the world-famous biomes that make up the Eden project

Visit the tropical rain forest

Located in a reclaimed China clay pit

Visit invisible worlds exhibition

And Mediterranean oasis

Geevor Tin Mine

One of Cornwall’s last working mines

Geevor tin mine gives you an opportunity to visit a real mine

Men and boys worked this mine between 1911 and 1990

The visit will give you a fascinating insight into what life as a Cornish tin miner is all about

18 the century mine

Largest preserved mining site in the UK

Visit hard rock museum and victory shaft


Adrenalin Quarry – near Liskeard

Rain rain – you are soaking any way; you might as well enjoy yourself

Go wet and wild at this amazing water park

Have lots of inflatable fun on the oversized trampoline, monkey bars, swings zip wire and giant swing

Karting and axe throwing

Throw some you love off a cliff

Pk Telegraph Museum – Porthcurno

This was once the largest telegraph station in the world. It was the forefront of world communications for many years

In 1870 the first undersea cable was laid connecting Cornwall to the rest of the world

Explore the WWII archives and bunkers, lots of interactive hands-on exhibitions

Cable hut

Pendennis Castle

Grab some culture and Cornish history as you escape the rain

Made between 1539-1547

It has 360-degree defence

It has defended England from its enemies for over 400 years

Overlooking Carrick roads in the river Fal estuary

Tudor fortress

Coastal views

Step into England’s story


Hall for Cornwall – Truro

Grab a show at the newly refurbished hall for Cornwall

Originally built in 1846

It became a prison and rebuilt 1915 after a fire

Museum of witchcraft – Boscastle

This tiny museum is home to the largest collection of witchcraft artefacts around – as well as history of with craft in Cornwall

Created by Cecil Williamson opened in 1960

3000 objects and over 7000 books


Make the most of a rainy day and have some fun.