Set in the heart of the village, in the Admiralty Boathouse

The purpose of the archive is to preserve, store and share documents, pictures, film and audio material relating to Newlyn and its people.

The archive was founded in 2009 and moved to its present location in 2017 through the generosity of the Harbour Commisioners. It is a community organisation run by volunteers.

Friends of the archive pay an annual subscription of £5 a year or a life subscription of £100 and play an active part in running open days, staffing the Boathouse, filing and researching archive material.

News & events

New at the Boathouse

According to Iris Green in her booklet ‘On Newlyn Hill’, George Sherwood Hunter and his wife Constant Mary were living at the Malt House on Chywoone Hill by 1902, having moved there after the Gotches had left. He was soon

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Peter’s Blowin

‘Peter’s blowin’ was the word that went round Newlyn when the foghorn sounded on the South Pier. Peter Hosking was the sailmaker who lived at Green Rocks. The foghorn would be blown every minute when Peter could no longer see

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