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Heart of Conflict: Cornwall’s World War One

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Drawing by A Cragg

Our new exhibition Heart of Conflict: Cornwall’s World War One is now open at the Royal Cornwall Museum and will until the end of June 2017.  We’ve worked closely with local historians, volunteers and community groups to gather stories and material to display. These are stories that have previously been untold: stories that didn’t make the history books but nonetheless deserve to have a spotlight thrown on them.

Thousands of men and women left Cornwall between 1914-18 to fight in France and further afield. For those left behind, these were years of privation, anxiety, grief and extraordinary sacrifice.

Heart of Conflict – funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund – looks at how people  kept body and soul together during those years, how they lived and how they loved.

Heart of Conflict will run until 30 June 2017 at the Royal Cornwall  Museum, River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ. Tel: 01872 272205. For more information email

  • Museum opening times over Christmas and the New Year: The museum will be closed 24th-27th December and the 2nd January. Normal opening hours are Mon-Sat 10am-4.45pm. Last admission 4pm. Open Bank Holidays. Admission charge £5.50 (including a £1 voluntary donation). Free for Under 16s.