Due to the current

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open the Museum.

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October 28, 2020

Museum wins Innovation Award at Cornwall Heritage Awards

Mevagissey Museum has won the Innovation Award at the 2020 Cornwall Heritage Awards run by the Cornwall Museums Partnership for the - Septimus 'Some Seal' Exhibition.

The Museum wishes to thank everyone invloved. The Museum Volunteers, local schools, Three bays Wildlife and especially the Cornwall Seal Research Trust.


Septimius is Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust’s 2.4m long adult male grey seal skeleton who was known to the group when he was alive, as he died, decomposed and then got rebuilt into an articulated skeleton. Local to Mevagissey he was found dead at Chapel Point just a mile away.


The narrative accompanying Septimus contains important messages to do with marine conservation and the wider world we live in.


The Exhibition was made possible by working in partnership with Three Bays Wildlife and Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust.


Septimus was on display for nearly two weeks on the second floor of the museum and was accompanied by different visual media and props that included a 10-minute film documentary of his story.


The Museum was instrumental in obtaining funding for the Septimus story leaflet that accompanied the exhibition. This was used in the educational workshops that took place run by CSRG and supported by the museum’s volunteers.


No one will ever forget the day we welcomed Septimus the seal to the Museum who proved to be are very own local Dippy the Dinosaur.

March 15, 2020

Museum AGM Cancelled

Due to the current circumstances Mevagissey Museum AGM on Tuesday 17th March has been cancelled. This will be rescheduled at a more suitable date in the future.

October 18, 2019

Mevagissey Sea Shany Festival at The Museum

Mevagissey Museum welcomes the villages Sea Shanty festival on Saturday 19th October from 11 am to 4 pm. All are welcome to attend with four different acts throughout the day.

Please note that we are restricted on numbers at this free event due to the size of the Museum.

For more info see: http://www.mevashantyfest.co.uk/

August 07, 2019

Museum Closed Friday 9th August

Due to forecast weather conditions the Museum will be closed on Friday 9th August, apologies for the inconvenience. 

June 02, 2019

Septimus 'Some Seal' at Mevagissey Museum

We are delight to welcome Septimus the seal to Mevagissey Museum as a temporary exhibit running 3rd June to 14th June.

Septimus is some seal the third largest dead seal recorded in Cornwall (he was found at Chapel Point).

Come and be amazed at how big he is and learn about his story which is fascinating.

Entry to the Museum is Free and but please be aware that you may wish to plan your visit to see Septimus around school visits.

Recommend times to visits include 3rd, 5th , 6th, 8th, 9th , 11th, 13th 14th June or late in the day at any time.

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Welcome to our Mevagissey Museum website.  The Museum is a registered charity and is free for all. It houses three floors of exciting and diverse exhibits, including a kids trail and changing themed exhibits.
Open daily 

             Good Friday to end of October half-term 11.00am to 4.00pm

                          July and August 10.00am to 5.00pm

Mevagissey Museum
East Wharf, Inner Harbour
Cornwall  PL26 6QR     


Tel: 01726 843568

Email: info@mevagisseymuseum.com



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