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The Culture Card

The Culture Card gives free access to cultural places for Young People who are Care Experienced, plus a guest.

What is a Culture Card?

Culture Card has been designed by Young People who are Care Experienced.

With the support of Carefree Cornwall and Cornwall Museums Partnership, in collaboration with Emma Saffy Wilson, supported by Cornwall Council.

Where can I get one?

If your Local Authority is Cornwall you should receive one in the post.

Any questions or further information can be got by contacting; [email protected].

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

1PK Porthcurno

Museum explaining the dawn of wireless science in the former global hub of cable communications.

Exterior of Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance

2Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance

This museum features art by the Newlyn School artists (c.1880-1940) and exhibits on West Cornwall history plus changing art exhibitions.

3Falmouth Art Gallery

Modern art and a permanent collection including some masterpieces, plus classes and local projects.

Museum of Cornwall

4Museum of Cornish Life, Helston

Step through the unassuming doors of the Museum of Cornish Life for a truly breath-taking surprise.

Wheal Martyn Clay Works

5Wheal Martyn Clay Works

Discover Cornwall’s secret at the UK’s only china clay mining museum.

Royal Cornwall Museum

6Royal Cornwall Museum

Museum with minerals from around the globe and exhibits about the region’s wildlife and history.

Bodmin Keep

7Bodmin Keep

Local military history is depicted through 12,000 artifacts including weapons & battlefield letters.

8The Box, Plymouth

The Box is Plymouth’s new £46 million cultural destination: a museum, gallery and archive.

9The Leach Pottery, St. Ives

The Leach Pottery is a museum, shop, pottery school and working pottery in St Ives. See the old pottery studios, potters at work, exhibitions and take part in creative workshops.

10Cornwall Heritage Trust

Cornwall Heritage Trust protects 13 historic sites across Cornwall, ranging from the ancient village of Carn Euny and the Iron Age Hill Fort, Castle an Dinas to the 19th-century Treffry Viaduct, part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

Caer Bran, Carn Euny, Sancreed Beacon, Castle an Dinas, Trevanion Culverhouse, St Cleer’s Well, King Doniert’s Stone, Dupath Well, Trethevy Quoit, Tregiffian Burial Chamber are all accessible by bus with a less than 20-minute walk from the nearest stop.

Treffry Viaduct is accessible by train and a 25-minute walk (alight at Luxulyan).


11Discovering 42

Discovering42 is a science, sustainability and art museum with weird and wonderful exhibits that will turn your world upside-down!

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12Newlyn Art Gallery


Be inspired by the best of regional and international contemporary art right by the sea in Newlyn

13The Exchange



Discover the best of regional and international contemporary art in the centre of Penzance


14East Pool Mine, National Trust

Learn about Cornwall’s industrial past at East Pool Mine, in the heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Open for guided tours and home to one of the largest surviving Cornish beam engine’s in the world.

Azaleas and rhododendron with the wooden bridge near the pond at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall.

15Trengwainton Garden, National Trust

Trengwainton is a beautiful garden  with exotic trees and shrubs and winding wooded paths that open onto wide grassy lawns and sea views.

16Godolphin, National Trust

An ancient and atmospheric estate with a medieval garden, historic house and lots of walks in the countryside and woodland

17Levant Mine and Beam Engine, National Trust

A once champion Cornish mine stretching out for over a mile underneath the sea with a rich and tragic past. At its heart is a working Cornish beam engine run on steam.

18St Mawes Castle, English Heritage

Discover the picturesque St Mawes Castle, Henry VIII’s seaside gem.

19Tintagel Castle, English Heritage

Unlock the magic of Tintagel Castle, a clifftop fortress where history meets legend.

20Chysauster Ancient Village, English Heritage

Experience one of the best-preserved ancient villages in Britain.

21Launceston Castle, English Heritage

Explore a mighty Norman castle, with panoramic views of the town and countryside.

22Pendennis Castle, English Heritage

Go on a seaside adventure at Pendennis Castle – Falmouth’s fortress.

23Restormel Castle, English Heritage

Set in a beautiful wooded valley, explore the fascinating past of Restormel Castle.

24Cotehele, National Trust

Discover an atmospheric Tudor house surrounded by more than a thousand acres of gardens, orchards and woods, bursting with wildlife. Explore the house and garden, have a picnic by the river at Cotehele Quay, try freshly baked treats at Cotehele Mill and enjoy the ever-changing sights and sounds of nature.

25Antony, National Trust

Antony is a fascinating place, used by director Tim Burton as a film set for Alice in Wonderland. Explore a beautiful house of silvery, grey stone and  wander around the landscape garden with  modern sculptures and breathtaking views.

26Lanhydrock, National Trust

Magnificent late Victorian country house with garden and wooded estate.

An image of the outside of Tate St Ives - a striking white building with a semi-circular front. In the foreground is a white sand beach, with the town of St Ives and the blue-green sea in the background.

27Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives offers a warm welcome and a year round programme of exciting art exhibitions, displays, workshops and events. Our galleries are fully accessible and we have a café that over looks the beautiful Porthmeor beach. The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is part of our offer and a wonderful space for enjoying art outside.

View up towards the house and parkland across the River Fal

28Trelissick, National Trust

A place to relax. Beautiful garden with Cornish orchard and exotic plants. Set in an estate with stunning views and lovely woodland walks overlooking the river Fal. Historic house that has seen many owners since the 1750s and is now a great place to have a coffee and watch the world go by. Huge second-hand bookshop.

The front of a large house with a manicured lawn and flower beds outside.

29Trerice, National Trust

Tucked away down winding lanes this hidden Cornish manor house is packed with history and feels unchanged by time. Surrounded by varied gardens featuring an Elizabethan knot garden, edible plants, and Cornish kayling lawn.

A woman is taking a photograph on her phone, surrounded by maze-like hedges.

30Glendurgan Garden, National Trust

Created by the Fox Family for their 12 children Glendurgan Garden is a Victorian wonderland, complete with maze, rope swing and access to Durgan beach on the Helford river. Set in a steep wooded valley the Garden is an intriguing mixture of wildflower meadows and exotic specimen plants.   .

Get Involved

Our aim is to give young people in and leaving care the chance to do things for themselves and others.

Carefree Cornwall: Carefree works with young people aged 11-25, who are in and leaving care. If you would like your venue to be added to the card or to learn more about how to get involved, please contact:  [email protected]

  • Cornwall Council
  • Arts Council England