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

1887 Queen Victoria’s Jubilee

As they expected, Newlyn was a-buzz with Jubilee celebrations. The Penzance ones were over, having taken place on June 21st. There had been a spectacular start to them with a 21-gun salute fired by Mr Runnalls from his quarry on

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HMS Warspite

Photo of HMS Warspite being towed between Prussia Cove and Hogus Rocks. The tug boats are Brahman (front) and Englishman (rear). Private Collection. On February 24th we attended a talk about the battleship HMS Warspite at the Cornish Story Cafe in Marazion. The talk was given by Richard Holme and sponsored by the Cornwall Heritage

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