Liskeard & District Museum

Liskeard & District Museum

See iconic toys from the past such as James Bond’s Golden Gun and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Learn about the history of the area and the many trades and crafts which flourished in the past. The museum is part of the World Heritage Site for Mining. Displays include mining and geological artefacts. Explore the development of the town from Mesolithic settlers to the present time.. from the Iron Age to the Plastic Age!

The museum is housed in a Victorian Gothic Style stone building, that was the former East Cornwall Savings Bank. Called Forester’s Hall, it was designed by one of Liskeard’s foremost architects, Henry Rice. The building was built in 1835, a time when Liskeard was becoming prosperous thanks to wealth from local mines. The history of the area is tied up with the early extraction of tin and agriculture.

The church records of baptisms, marriages and burials for the parishes of Herodsfoot, Lanreath, Liskeard, Quethiock, St Cleer, St Ive, St Keyne, St Neot and St Pinnock are available in the Museum. We welcome families conducting local family history research.

By combining a visit to the Museum with a visit to St. Martins Church and Stuart House, visitors can get a feel of an ancient Cornish Town. To explore Liskeard, follow the Heritage Trail, free copies of which are available in the Tourist Information Centre and Stuart House. Entry to the museum is free of charge, families are welcome and the building is fully wheelchair accessible with a lift to all three floors.

Opening Hours  

Monday to Friday – 10.00 – 16.00

Saturday – 10.00 – 13.00


Foresters Hall

Pike Street


PL14 3JE

Tel: 01579 346087