Monday, August 5, 2013

Museum Monday - Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling and Fishing

 While visiting Polperro, a beautiful village on the southern coast of Cornwell, I spent a delightful afternoon at the local museum learning about the history of Polperro's fishermen and smugglers.

From the museum's website - Located in The Warren overlooking the harbour, the Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling and Fishing houses a remarkable collection of exhibits and 19th century photographs,

as well as many items of memorabilia dating from the 18th century 

when both smuggling and fishing thrived in Polperro.

 It vividly brings to life the story of this Cornish fishing 
village's extraordinary history and many of the
 people who featured in it. 

The museum often features various artwork from the local school  children based on fishing and historical themes.  The docents are well informed, friendly and love to talk about their village. We very much enjoyed the week we stayed in Polperro, a fishing village that now relies very heavily on tourism. This is also true of our own Morro Bay and we felt a deep kinship with this centuries old spot on the Cornish coast.


  1. This museum looks delightful. This is just the thing I'd make Cathie go to with me, and then she'd say she loved it!

  2. Chris - Cornwall was magic and we loved our week's stay in Polperro. Cornish pasties and Cornish Creme on draft! Mmmmm...