Kresen Kernow Tour

06 Mar

Kresen Kernow is Cornwall’s brand new, state-of-the-art archive centre. Constructed in the Brewhouse of the former Redruth Brewery, this beautiful building is a new public space for Cornwall, opened last September.  As well as 1.5 million records covering 850 years of history, Kresen Kernow has bright and airy research rooms, and has made magical use of the original architecture of the brewery.
We were shown around the public areas and the, usually private, strong rooms and it was fascinating. Our guide was brilliant with lots of knowledge bringing local history alive. They plan on having  every book written in Cornwall, about Cornwall or by Cornish authors and my Dad’s work is there! They don’t have every one of his books and said they would certainly welcome the copies that they are missing.  We plan on donating all the missing copies.
Join us on this brief tour. They run regular tours so if you get the chance, go along. It is the most amazing resource for us all to enjoy.


Posted by on March 6, 2020 in architecture, art, Uncategorized


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7 responses to “Kresen Kernow Tour

  1. Judith Butler

    March 7, 2020 at 6:35 am

    It is absolutely beautiful!! The way they have used the gorgeous architecture is amazing!

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 7, 2020 at 7:36 am

      It is! It’s light and spacious and quite takes one’s breath away when a corner is turned and the next beautiful bit is revealed. 🙂

  2. utesmile

    March 6, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    That looks fantastic. Well worth a visit when I come down!

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 6, 2020 at 8:15 pm

      Definitely. It’s amazing, not just the remarkable building but also the magnificent resources on Cornish history and family history – a wealth of wonderful information. 🙂

  3. Arkenaten

    March 6, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Looks fabulous.
    I wonder if any of my family records will be there, too?
    My father was born in Newquay.
    I think my grandfather was born there as well. I shall have to ask dad the next time we chat.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 6, 2020 at 8:14 pm

      There are family records and photos, all manner of information. You can use lots of their facilities online. Here is the link Do let me know if you use it and what you find out about your family. 🙂

      • Arkenaten

        March 6, 2020 at 8:15 pm

        I will, Sally.


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