Wadebridge dates right back to the 14th century so there’s a lot of history in this Cornish town. And nowhere clues you up on this history quite as much as the Wadebridge and District Museum, which houses a large collection of photos and memorabilia from around the area over hundreds of years.
The museum first opened in 2007 and saw thousands of visitors come through its doors before closing in 2010 as its site needed to be developed. The team behind the attraction then went on a hunt for a new place, with temporary exhibitions of its collection being held over the following three years. In September 2013, however, it reopened in the location it still stands in today at Trebur House in Chapel Lane. It’s dog-friendly and has full wheelchair access. And the best bit? It’s free! Although donations are appreciated by the team.
Check ahead to make sure that the Wadebridge and District Museum is open as its opening times do vary. And then enjoy a supremely local collection of exhibits, including artefacts that were actually made in the town. Also ask the knowledgeable volunteers who man the museum about the history of the district and its people. Then you’ll be armed with enough information to take out and discuss while you chow down in one of the town’s fantastic pubs or restaurants. That’s the proper Wadebridge way!