Fowey Museum may not be Cornwall’s largest (it’s housed in one room) but it has the character of being found in one of the town’s oldest buildings and it’s crammed from top to bottom with fascinating artefacts. TripAdisor’s reviewers never fail to take to the site and express their delight at this quirky little museum and there are new displays added each year.
Fowey Museum is open between May and September, and is a captivating Fowey attraction, especially for those with a passion for history. The museum is packed full of displays and artefacts, including naval, political and military objects and there’s an emphasis on the seafaring heritage of Fowey too.
Discover the history of Fowey and the people who have called it home and don’t miss surprising exhibits such as the cape Garibaldi wore throughout his Italian campaign. There’s also a cabinet crammed with curiosities, so you’ll learn as well as explore during a visit.
Things to look out for include photographs and ship sails from Fowey’s maritime heritage, and the cloak of the Italian military leader General Garibaldi. The museum is situated in the oldest area of the town, and there is a small charge to enter.