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Cornwall Visitor Attractions

Cornwall Tourist and Visitor Attractions - many with brief details of disabled access.
Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Cornwall Heritage and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring county of Devon to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.

 

Bodmin & Wenford Railway - Cornwall's only full size railway still operated by steam locomotives, 13 mile round trip through beautiful countryside - "Facilities for wheelchair user visitors are available on the majority of our daytime trains, with purpose built accommodation for passengers and carers, and a ramp to ease boarding from the platform. Up to four wheelchairs can normally be accommodated at any one time." - for disabled access to stations please see their access statement
www.bodminrailway.co.uk

 

Charlestown Shipwreck Centre - countless items from a bygone age as well as artefacts from over 150 shipwrecks - we have no disabled access info for this site
www.shipwreckcharlestown.com

 

Cornish Goldsmiths Treasure Park - hands-on activities for the whole family. Whatever the weather - Redruth - disabled access in all the main areas including ramps, paved surfaces, disabled toilet and a lowered reception, some areas have surfaces which may not be suitable for all wheelchair users or those with limited mobility
cornwall-gold.com

 

Dairyland Farmworld - Newquay - all weather attraction for all ages, museums, nature trail, tractor rides, pony rides, milking the cows, feeding animals, indoor play area, adventure playgrounds - disabled & pushchair friendly, free wheelchair loan available - please see website
www.dairylandfarmworld.com

 

Eden Project - "Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to our striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events" - Bodelva, St Austell - Disabled & pushchair friendly, baby changing, "Changing Places" accessible toilet changing-places-icon, see online access statement here
www.edenproject.com

 

Flambards - With a selection of rides and attractions to suit everyone. Undercover Museum and Exhibitions - Helston - wheelchair access around the park, disabled route guide, disabled & pushchair friendly, baby changing please see website FAQ's
www.flambards.co.uk

 

Geevor Tin Mine - Geevor is one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country. Geevor’s outstanding collections and listed buildings tell the story of Cornwall’s industrial mining past, making it the Western Gateway to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site - we have no disabled access info for this site
www.geevor.com

 

Heartlands - Redruth - visitor attraction and World Heritage Site Gateway. State-of-the-art exhibitions, climb-on sculptures, gardens of real diversity, a giant adventure playscape for kids, art and craft studios and a unique café in the old carpenter’s workshop - ramp access to buildings, lift access to the first floor of exhibitions and Chi an Bobel, Mobility scooters available for hire, hearing loop system within areas of the site, Changing Places toilet changing-places-icon
www.heartlandscornwall.com

 

Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm - animals, tractor rides, cider making (and tasting!) - Truro - disabled access but see website
www.thecornishcyderfarm.co.uk

 

Land’s End - Walks, nature, family attractions, stunning scenery - Sennen - "The principal route through the main site is accessible to manual and motorised wheelchairs but it is important to note that there are undulations in the terrain and sections of cobblestone, The Visitor Centre, Greeb Farm, End to End Story and 4D Film Experience 'Lost World' is accessible for manual and motorised wheelchairs. The RSPB Discovery Centre, Shaun the Sheep Experience, is accessible for manual wheelchairs, accessible toilets please see their website
www.landsend-landmark.co.uk

 

Lappa Valley Railway - St. Newlyn East, Newquay - 3 separate miniature railways, Boating lake  brick path maze, play areas, woodland walk  - Disabled friendly / facilities, compartments suitable for wheelchairs (limited size) see website -
www.lappavalley.co.uk

 

Launceston Steam Railway - narrow gauge steam railway, Victorian locomotives, 5 mile round trip, vintage transport and machinery in the museum - we have no disabled access info for this site 
www.launcestonsr.co.uk

 

Levant Mine and Beam Engine - Unique steam-powered Cornish beam engine in action, Part of Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site, this is the only Cornish beam engine anywhere in the world that is still in steam on its original mine site - National Trust - St Just - Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing - see access on website
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/levant-mine

 

Minack Theatre - world famous open-air theatre created from a cliffside - disabled access to most of the site but not the main auditorium and stage please see the website
www.minack.com

 


 

Museum of Witchcraft - houses the world's largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts and regalia - Boscastle - Access for wheelchair users has been improved but the museum is an old building on two levels so a stair lift has been fitted
www.museumofwitchcraft.com

 

National Maritime Museum Cornwall - For visitors of all ages, collections, exhibitions, activities, research library, galleries include interactive exhibits and objects on open display, as well as music and oral history - level access to the entrance, lift and ramp access available to all floors including the Tower and Tidal galleries, 1st and 2nd floor wheelchair accessible toilets
www.nmmc.co.uk

 

Pirate’s Quest Newquay - "embark on a swashbucklin’ voyage through Cornwall’s pirating past at Pirate’s Quest, Newquay – Come face to face with smugglers, mermaids, and real LIVE buccaneers!...hour-long walk-through experience will allow pirate fans and their crew mates the chance to feel, hear, smell, and see Cornwall’s intriguing legends and exciting history" - "housed in the old Newquay Theatre...there are some features both internal and external which make the property unsuitable for most types of wheelchair access
www.piratesquest.co.uk

 

Poldark Mine Wendron - the only complete tin mine in Cornwall open for underground guided tours and is regarded as one of the most historic locations in the annals of Cornish Mining, set in four acres of wooded riverside gardens - "We regret the mine tour is unsuitable for those in wheelchairs" - Unfortunately we have no other accessibility information for this site
www.poldarkmine.org.uk

 

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum - Family-friendly activities. Wired World explores the undersea world of high-tech cable networks. Mobile Magic is an exciting new exhibition that brings mobile phone technology to life. Discover what life in St Levan was like during World War 2 - disabled facilities and the majority is accessible please see the website
www.porthcurno.org.uk

 

Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden - explore the galleries, also exhibitions, talks, screenings, workshops etc - wheelchairs are available, the lift is suitable for wheelchair users. and gives access to all floors at the gallery, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, please see their website
www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives

 

Wheal Martyn - The UK's only China Clay Museum, 26 acre Country Park with woodland walks, interactive displays, machinery that will enthral all ages - disabled friendly but access to some parts of the site is limited
www.wheal-martyn.com

 

 

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