Museum of Cornish Life, Helston: Photograph collection

Helston Museum

In 2015, Helston Museum was awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to improve access to and care of our extensive photographic collection.

This online resource allows you to browse and search hundreds of images from Helston, The Lizard Peninsula and surrounding areas. We hope to add more images in future, resources permitting.

We would like to thank the team of volunteers who brought a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience to the project and have been working hard to sort, re-package, digitise and catalogue the museum’s photographic material.


Wherever possible, we have tried to identify, credit and contact copyright holders. Please email in the event that you are the owner of the copyright, or related rights, in any of the images on this website and you believe that the use of this material infringes your rights. We will withdraw the material from our website upon receipt of your written objection and our initial verification of your complaint, while the matter is investigated.

Supply of Images

We are currently unable to offer the purchase of images through our website. If you would like a copy of a particular image, please send an email to At present, we charge a reproduction fee of £5 per image for personal use (some copyright holders require a charge in addition to our reproduction fee). This fee assists in the funding and preservation of our collections. Please contact us if you wish to use one of our images for commercial purposes. Please note, we can only supply images where the copyright is held by us or where we have permission from the copyright holder.

Helston Museum cannot guarantee that your use of material obtained from us will not infringe any copyright or other intellectual property rights. It is your responsibility to judge whether any of the material may need clearances for your intended use and to obtain them.