Penryn Museum now has a lot of new displays.
In the last year, volunteers have been working hard to create new displays for the museum. We have a display all about the history of the postal service in the town as well as expansions to the granite displays.
The granite industry in Penryn was once massive and was the towns version of mining. Many quarries were situated in the villages in the surrounding areas and the granite had to come down through the town to the big granite yards or to be shipped out from the harbour. Freeman and Mcleod are the names well known for working with granite, but the industry goes back long before they came to Cornwall and included many other names and locations. To find out more on this subject, please visit the museum and have a look at the two display folders which include all the information our volunteers have worked hard to put together.