Learning outside the classroom

Kresen Kernow welcomes visits from community youth groups, for example Cubs and Brownies. A typical visit can last up to two hours and include a tour of our secure strongrooms, home to 14 miles of shelving and 850 years of Cornwall’s history. Groups will also be able to see a range of documents related to a topic of their choosing (where relevant items are available) and may also take part in a creative activity, such as quill pen writing.

Group visits can take place in morning, afternoon or evening slots at pre-arranged times. We usually ask for at least three months’ notice to ensure we can accommodate your wishes. Please note that we adhere to Ofsted and Department of Education recommended adult:children ratios for visits of young people.

Outreach visits to your group can also be arranged. Outreach visits usually last around an hour and will involve an introduction to the work of Kresen Kernow, and a research or creative activity connected to documents in our collections. We would ask for at least three months’ notice to enable us to prepare for a visit like this.

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For more information please read our Teacher’s guide to visiting Kresen Kernow.

The Kresen Kernow team are also always open to discussing opportunities for joint projects and partnerships and in the past have worked with a wide range of local organisations. Please contact our Learning Lead, or email them at kresenkernow@cornwall.gov.uk, if you have any ideas or suggestions.

For general information on visiting us, please see our Visit pages and access information.