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

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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William ‘Billy’ Stevenson 1928-2021

We were sorry to hear of the death of Billy Stevenson who has been such a prominent figure in the recent history of Newlyn Harbour. We thought it would be appropriate to share this wonderful picture with Friends of the

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