Cornwall has fabulous weather all year round, however that is not to say it can’t rain all year round as well. So here are just a few things to brighten even the gloomiest of days.
After years of neglect Bodmin Jail is now a fantastic museum spread over six floors of a building dating back to 1779. Originally built for King George III the prison was built by the prisoners with 20,000 tons of granite brought from Bodmin’s “Cuckoo Quarry” The restored ruins offer a harrowing insight into what life was like for the men, women and children imprisoned there. As well as visiting the cold dank cells and the execution pit, there is a covered courtyard, licensed bar and restaurant, making Bodmin Jail a great all weather
The Tate, St Ives is the regions leading international modern and contemporary art gallery, best known for its work by the St Ives group of artists who came down to the town at the beginning of 20th century. The work in the gallery includes some of the famous works by artists of the time including Ben Nicholson, Alfred Wallis and Peter Lanyon. On show until 23rd September are the brilliant works of the most important and respected living American artist, Alex Katz.
While in St Ives you can also visit the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. On display in the museum you will find works is bronze, stone and wood, paintings and drawings and archive material by Britain’s most influential female sculptor. The artist’s studio, untouched since her death, gives you the rare sense of being in the workshop of a creative genius.