The Eden Project, St Austell
The Eden project is an educational charity and easily one of the most popular attractions in Cornwall. Two huge biomes built in a disused China clay pit house the world's largest indoor rainforest, along with amazing plants within the Mediterranean climate section including a few of our very own Cornish plants! Alongside the indoor biomes, you can enjoy walking around the generous outdoor gardens, and there’s even an indoor ice skating rink in the winter season! Suitable for all ages and a great family day out with onsite restaurant facilities. In peak season be sure to pre-book your tickets online!
Address: Bodelva, Par PL24 2SG
The Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay
Would you like to see Black Tip Reef Sharks, giant pacific octopus’s and underwater tunnels?! Then the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay is a must-see attraction for you! Get up close and personal with amazing sea life walking through the underwater tunnels, including a variety of big sharks, brightly coloured fish and also the venomous lionfish!
The aquarium is home to more than 40 innovative displays of underwater sea life, with regular feeding displays and rock-pool workshops, this is a great place to take the kids for a few hours!
Website: www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk Address: Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU
National Maritime Museum, Falmouth
The award winning National Maritime Museum located overlooking the beautiful Discovery Quay in the centre of Falmouth hosts 15 galleries, a boatbuilding workshop, interactive exhibits and a collection of artworks, maps, small boats plus plenty of fascinating maritime memorabilia! It features a 100-foot lookout tower with amazing panoramic views over Falmouth harbour, which also happens to be a great location to stop for lunch, with many great cafes and restaurants all set within Discovery Quay!
Address: Discovery Quay, Port Pendennis, Falmouth TR11 3QY
Poldark Mine, Helston
Poldark Mine (as seen in the hugely popular hit BBC drama) gives you a true underground mining experience and a real sense of historical atmosphere when exploring this 18th century tin mine. One of the most historic locations in Cornish mining history, it’s spread over 7 levels, revealing the workings of the Wheal Roots Tin Mine which prospered during the 1700’s. Poldark mine offers great educational guided tours, and we think it’s a great rainy day Cornish activity!
Address: Trenear, Wedron, Helston, TR13 0ES
The Tate Gallery, St Ives
Overlooking Porthmeor Beach and out to the Atlantic Ocean, the Tate St Ives is one of the most iconic art galleries in the UK. Displaying iconic artworks by famous figures such as Barbara Hepworth, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, the Tate has put St Ives on the map as one of the must-go locations for abstract art. The Tate café is also a great coffee stop, with spectacular views over the old town of St Ives.
Address: Porthmeor beach, Saint Ives TR26 1TG
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