Kresen Kernow

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We were delighted when Kresen Kernow, Cornwall’s new archive centre, secured £11.7m funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2015, and we are now busy delivering this brilliant project. Kresen Kernow will be an exemplary modern archive and library space, bringing together the world’s largest collection of manuscripts, books and documents related to Cornwall, as well as Cornwall Record Office, the Cornish Studies Library and the Cornwall and Scilly Historic Environment Record, for the first time.

Please note, Cornwall Record Office and the Cornish Studies Library are now permanently closed. Kresen Kernow is open to the public for research from the 11th September  2019, 09.30am. 

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Cornwall Council, Kresen Kernow will provide a bespoke building, excellent digital facilities, dynamic volunteering opportunities and a diverse range of events, exhibitions and activities, which will improve access and attract wider audiences to celebrate and share in Cornwall’s rich and distinct history.

Kresen Kernow will also safeguard the historic Redruth Brewery building at the heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site in Redruth. 

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For further information visit the new Kresen Kernow website