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St Aubyn Estates Cottages

16 August 2019

Our Top 5 Indoor Activities

Things to do in West Cornwall whether the sun shines or the mizzle sets in!

‚ÄčKnown for its beautiful coastline, spectacular beaches and the great outdoors, Cornwall’s changeable weather can mean that outdoor activities can be put on hold for a day or two - so here are a few indoor activities to enjoy in the mean time.

Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno 

The Telegraph Museum harks back to a time when Cornwall was at the forefront of world communications. On the site of the first undersea cable (laid in 1870), you can explore WWII tunnels, follow quiz trails, and enjoy hands-on historical exhibits.

Tate St Ives, St Ives 

Perched above Porthmeor Beach with views across the Atlantic Ocean, the gallery showcases some of the best-loved British artworks of the 20th century alongside an ever-changing programme of exhibitions and art-based activities for all the family.

Seal Sanctuary, Gweek 

Experience animal welfare in action at The Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek. Hear about dramatic rescues and meet the seals, sea lions, otters, penguins and paddock animals. Visitors can also go behind the scenes at Cornwall’s only working Seal Hospital.

Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen 

Go underground in an 18th century tin mine. Enjoy one of the best days out in Cornwall for the whole family - filled with discovery, exploration and adventure.The stunning Cornish coastline around Pendeen was once at the heart of the Cornish mining industry, providing jobs and community around the tin and copper mines. Today, Geevor Tin Mine gives visitors an opportunity to visit a real mine and learn what life was like for a Cornish miner.

St Michaels Mount, Marazion

From ancient cobbles to castle walls, through time and tide, St Michael’s Mount is always beckoning. Stride across the cobbled causeway, or cross by boat. Climb up to the castle to discover stories of harbour, legend and family home. Admire the views, hear the islanders’ tales and unearth a history that lives on in every step. Through time and tide the Mount always creates moments to remember. What will yours be?