The Village Green Society Lectures: Katherine Ashton, Helston Museum

museum front

butter market

Curator of Helston Folk Museum, Katherine Ashton, will give an illustrated talk about the work of Helston Museum, including a quick tour of its collections.

Founded in 1949, the building was originally designed as the town’s Market House in 1837, with two separate buildings – one for butter and eggs, the other the meat market, and retains the original sloping granite floor. The Museum expanded into the meat market in the early 1980s, then into the adjoining Drill Hall in 1999.

The Museum’s collection reflects both the social and industrial history of The Lizard Peninsula, from mining, fishing and farming through to home life in the 18th – 20th centuries.

Previously run by Cornwall Council, management of the museum was taken over by the South Kerrier Heritage Trust in August 2013. The Trust is a local registered charity working with the community, and day to day work at the museum is largely undertaken by volunteers.

11:40am in the Happidrome.

Image credits: Helston Museum, West Briton
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