Alma Place, Redruth TR15 2AT
The Tregellas Tapestries show the story of Cornwall from prehistory to modern day, in 58 encapsulating embroidered tapestries.
Known as Redruth’s hidden treasure, the Tregellas Tapestries are a collection of panels of artwork depicting the story of Cornwall in a unique modern tapestry. The word tapestry perhaps doesn’t quite convey how extensive the piece of art is: in short it is a breathtaking work of embroidery, created with appliqué, collage, paint, wool, silks, metal, cork and wood under the direction of Cornish Bard Rita Tregellas Pope, and two designers Joanne Tucker and Anne Corey. The tapestry was created to advance knowledge of Cornwall’s cultural heritage and showcase Cornish history, pre-history, legends industries and activities. The work took three years to complete and has been on display since 2001.
To mark the Millennium some panels were exhibited at different venues around the country, including Royston Museum, Hertfordshire, Helston, Marazion, Callington and at the Gorsedd in Falmouth.
The Tregellas Tapestries trail starts in the Cornwall Centre, Alma Place, and continues through the covered shopping area and courtyard of Market Way.
Opening / Admission:
Visiting times coincide with the Cornwall Centre – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-1pm.
What you can see / do:
The tapestries are free to view. Staff in the Cornish Studies Library and Redruth Visitor Centre are on hand to help with questions and queries.
Nearest Car Park / Cycle Park:
Fairmeadow Car Park in Station Hill. Cycles can be left outside.
Distance from Bus or Train:
Positioned right next to the transport hub of the town, seconds away from the railway station and main bus stops. The Town Map outside the Railway Station shows the location.
Cornwall Centre - 01209 216760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Guided Tours: 01209 219034