Parish Council visit

Ten newly-elected members of St Agnes Parish Council – the Museum’s landlord – enjoyed a glass of wine or apple juice as part of their private evening visit to the Museum. They asked many questions and concluded that the Museum was a credit to the Parish.

Surfing Soirée makes a splash

The Museum Committee held a very happy and enjoyable “Surfing Soirée” at the Museum to thank all those who had contributed to their vibrant, new exhibition on surfing and surfboard manufacture in the Parish. Some of those attending had never visited the Museum before, but were very impressed by what they discovered.

Surfing soirée

Surfing soirée

Social media has led other surfers through our door for the first time – a man from California has called in especially to see the surfboards, and an Australian living in Bali has written in our Visitors’ Book that he especially liked the surfing display.

St Agnes Turtle tweets #MuseumWeek 2017

It’s #MuseumWeek 2017 and once again our turtle is joining museums big and small for the international online event which celebrates all things from cultural institutions. Every day of the week has been given its own hashtag (with a week-long theme of Women and Culture) but it’s up to the turtle how he interprets it!

All week: #WomenMW

Monday: #FoodMW

Tuesday: #SportsMW

Wednesday: #MusicMW

Thursday: #StoriesMW

Friday: #BooksMW

Saturday: #TravelMW

Sunday: #HeritageMW

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Welcome visitors

On 17 May St Agnes Museum warmly welcomed 23 members of Mylor Local History Group to the Museum. Welcomed by our Chairman, Roger Radcliffe, the group had a chance to look around the exhibits, including the new Surfing exhibition, before finishing their visit with tea and biscuits.

Museum visitors

Welcoming our Museum visitors from Germany

Later the same day, Roger Radcliffe welcomed a group of seven Germans, shown here and accompanied by Barry Gamble, who are applying for World Heritage Site status for their industrial region of the Ruhr, and wanted to know how being a part of the Mining World Heritage Site benefits the Museum. Once again the group had the opportunity to look around the exhibits before going to watch the sunset at Wheal Coates.

Spring Coffee Morning raises valuable funds for Museum

The Museum held its Spring Coffee Morning in the Church Hall on 22 April. It was a beautiful day and crowds filled the hall all morning.

Spring Coffee Morning 2017

A busy scene at the Museum’s Spring Coffee Morning

There were all the usual stalls, with the Museum Shop stall raising the highest individual total – £100. All the stalls did well, and there was some beautiful bric-à-brac, as well as Cornish books on sale.

A valuable total of £430 was raised, while Membership Secretary, Mary Wilson, took £120 in subscriptions.