What’s new for ’22 at St Agnes Museum

The Temple of Venus built by Tony and Hilary Giles
The Temple of Venus built by Tony and Hilary Giles

The Museum has reopened and for the new season there is a colourful display of local pottery covering the last hundred years, starting with sisters Annette and Helen Bulkley in the 1920s and continuing until two current St Agnes potters, Valerie Kent at Goonbell and Anne Treleaven at Churchtown. Also in the cabinet are small paintings recently donated to the Museum, which have not previously been displayed.

A second new display celebrates the double centenary of the birth of Passmore Edwards, the “Cornish Carnegie” born at Blackwater.

Visitors can also enjoy the Virtual Reality experience taking them back to 1904 on St Agnes harbour wall watching the schooners being loaded and setting sail.

The shop has many Cornish souvenirs, postcards and books for sale. New for this season and just published is local author John Branfield’s comprehensive biography of St Agnes artist, Tony Giles, lavishly illustrated with his paintings and also photos of the unique garden built by Tony and his wife Hilary, including the “Temple of Venus” shown here. The book is available from the Museum Shop and online.