Archives Database

Our collection of many of our boats and objects are on display for visitors to see. A less visible collection is our archive of boat plans, documents and photographs relating to the maritime history of Cornwall and the development and use of boats. Some of the archives are small – barely a single photograph – others are very large. This is our fastest growing collection and we are working hard on cataloguing everything.

Below is a small sample of our holdings searchable by keyword. This is being regularly updated.

You can view the archives by making an appointment with our Curator via email to: Copies of documents or photographs for personal research can be supplied, subject to a small fee and normal copyright law.

View the database here