“Celebrate the grand opening of Kresen Kernow! With music from local choirs, as well as a special piece composed specifically for this day, talks, family crafts, exhibitions of treasures and sneaky peek tours, we’ll be delighted to welcome you. Our Open Day ties in with Redruth’s International Mining and Pasty Festival, so there is a lot more going on in the town that day as well.”

Kresen Kernow (‘Cornwall Centre’) is home to the world’s largest collection of documents, books, maps and photographs related to Cornwall’s history. Everyone is welcome to visit and explore these amazing collections when the centre opens to the public tomorrow, Saturday 7th September, 10am – 4pm.

It has been a long held ambition for Cornwall to have a new archive centre and local studies library. Over time the idea gained momentum and support from Cornwall Council, and the former Redruth Brewery site was chosen as its location in 2012. A successful initial application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund was made later that year, which was followed by an extensive programme of consultation involving 2500 people across Cornwall.

The Story Republic will be there to entertain you with tales of Kernow and all that has happened over the years. Enjoy the day, explore, have fun, be entertained and discover so much of the wonderful history of Cornwall.


Location: Kresen Kernow, Little Vauxhall, Redruth TR15 1AS