Medicine through time

Please be aware that some of our services are temporarily suspended. However, if you are interested in making a booking, please do complete the enquiry form below. 

Key information: free, on-site visit, online exhibition (coming soon)

Our collections show how much has changed from the early days of medicine.  Our online exhibition (coming soon!) gathers together a range of sources which may be useful for supporting your classroom teaching and giving a local focus to this GCSE topic.

Visits to Kresen Kernow

Free facilitated visits to Kresen Kernow are available. We can accommodate one class at a time and visits usually last up to 2 hours. A group visit will typically entail a tour of the building, including our secure strongrooms, home to 14 miles of shelving and 850 years of history, and a research activity using original Cornish documents held in the archives on a theme related to your area of study (subject to availability). Classes will have dedicated use of our learning room.

Please note: we adhere to Ofsted and Department for Education guidelines for staff-pupil ratios. For more information, please read our Teacher’s guide to visiting Kresen Kernow.

Enquire about booking a workshop or visit here

For general visitor information, please see our Visit us page.