Arts and Crafts

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Explore the Cornish craft scene to discover local treasures

Welcome to this fabulously creative little corner of Cornwall. Whether it’s lovely galleries tucked away down tiny little streets where you can meet the makers or mooching the corridors of the world famous Tate St Ives, there is something wonderful to see every which way you turn. 

Go gallery hopping

From tiny studios where you can meet the artists to galleries showcasing the best in contemporary art and crafts, Cornwall’s art scene is thriving.

Visit Newlyn Art Gallery or The Exchange in Penzance for world-class exhibitions, seek out sculptures tucked away amongst sub-tropical plants at Tremenheere or pop in to artists’ co-operative The Guild of Ten in Truro for something quirky and unique.

Find out more about galleries and art exhibitions on the Cornwall Arts & Crafts Directory.

Meet artists and makers at Open Studios

Each May, over 250 artists, craftspeople and designers throw open the doors to their studios and invite the public in as part of Cornwall’s Open Studios programme. Running over nine days, it’s the ideal way to get a glimpse behind the scenes and pick up a unique piece of Cornish artwork to take home with you.

Explore St Ives

Follow in the footsteps of Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Patrick Heron and beat a path to St Ives. There are galleries galore to explore, and you can easily while away a few hours in Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

A photo of the Tate at St Ives from the perspective of the nearby beach.
Don't miss the
fab Tate St Ives

Built between 1988 and 1993, the incredible Tate St Ives – built on the site of the towns’  old gasworks – showcases the very best of British modern art with connections to the St Ives area. 

We include up to a whopping £475* of Extras in your holiday!

Your young family holidays will be some of the most special you take. To make sure you get great value from your break at Bosinver, we include a whopping £475 worth of activities and facilities within the price of your holiday. So once you arrive you’ll know that you can relax and enjoy the time you spend with us without worrying about additional costs.

*When compared to similar venues that charge extra for activities, facilities and equipment.

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