The Du Maurier
Literary Centre in Fowey provides an insight into the life of
Fowey’s celebrated author.
The St Austell Brewery has a fun visitor centre for those
interested in seeing a Victorian Brewery, home of some of
Cornwall’s oldest and most popular ales. 63 Trevarthian Road,
St. Austell, Cornwall. PL25 4BY. 0845 2411122
Visit the Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum at Carthew near St
Austell 01726 850362
(www.wheal-martyn.com) to find about
Cornwall’s china clay heritage and entertain small boys with
huge machinery in operation! There are also adventure woodland
trails and obstacle course to entertain you.
The Shipwreck &
Heritage Centre in Charlestown near St Austell hosts themed
exhibitions reflecting maritime history, situated in a very
pretty little port.
For a day trip
to Falmouth, the largely interactive National Maritime Museum
there is seriously worth a visit. 01326 313388
Caverns are an amazing collection of underground slate caverns.
St Catherine’s Castle, Fowey. Built by Henry VIII as part of his
chain of southwest defences. Children love exploring this cliff
top lookout at the mouth of the Fowey River.