Royal Institution of Cornwall

Royal Institution of Cornwall

Charity information

Royal Institution of Cornwall

The Royal Institution of Cornwall was founded in 1818 to promote discovery, learning and an appreciation of Cornwall's natural and artistic heritage. Its belief was (and still is) that the people of Cornwall should have access to great cultural artefacts without having to travel to London.

Today the RIC delivers these aims through the Royal Cornwall Museum. With exceptional collections of art, archaeology, world cultures, natural history and geology the museum attracts and entertains over 100,000 visitors a year. Projects working with young people, dementia sufferers, young families and schools ensure that the wonders of the collections can be discovered by everyone. "The Royal Cornwall Museum has a superb collection and can be described as the guardian of Cornwall's cultural heritage.. It can rightly call itself a centre of excellence for museum learning" 2008 Sandford Award.

  • Bicentennial Appeal

    The project will create a financially stable future for the museum service. Contributions ... More
  • Keeping the museum watertight

    To protect, display and safely store our exceptional archives, photographs and collections... More