Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling & Fishing A small museum located right on the harbour side of the village, containing a fascinating insight into the history of fishing and smuggling from the late 18th century to date. It houses a remarkable photographic record dating from around 1860.
The collection is complemented by a wonderful collection of ships models. Family history is also well catered for with records available for viewing. The collection is housed in what was the old pilchard factory until the early 20th century. Find out more.
Polperro Harbour and Headland Walk A figure-of-eight walk around the historic fishing village and the headlands surrounding Polperro covering historic sites including the net loft perched on Peak Rock, the Victorian sea pool, the lighthouse and the site of the mediaeval chapel. 2.9 miles. Steepness: moderate. Find out more.
The Ebenezer Gallery The gallery exhibits work created by members of the East Cornwall Society of Artists. Exhibitions run daily from April to the end of October. Find out more.
Polperro Model Village Land of Legend & Model Railway No visit to Cornwall would be complete without a visit to the famous Polperro Model Village and Land of Legend. Explore the village of Polperro in miniature, and learn about the Cornish myths and legends. More than 60 years in existence, having survived fire and floods, this famous attraction continues to delight families of all ages. Find out more.
Polperro Arts Foundation The Polperro Arts Foundation was founded by a group of talented artists in 2001 who were keen to continue the 50 year tradition of promoting arts in Polperro, Cornwall. All our artists live and work in Polperro and its environs and have equal input in the running of the gallery along with the help of volunteers. The foundation plays a significant role in encouraging the arts in the community; being actively involved in local events in particular the annual Polperro Festival. Find out more.
Polperro Music and Arts Festival Polperro Festival is based on a much older tradition dating back centuries which celebrates the coming of summer and was born from a mixture of known old traditions, and the community’s wish to attract more people to this beautiful south coast village.
The week long free festival includes plenty of live music, an arts and crafts fair, a comedy night, the lighting of the solstice bonfire, the colourful village carnival and a unique mock mayor choosing ceremony with the winner being wheeled through the town, stopping at each inn before finally being dunked in the sea! Find out more.
Boat & Fishing Trips Pulling into Polperro from the sea is an unforgettable experience, especially when you’ve caught a basket full of fish! Fishing trips or pure pleasure cruises are easy to arrange from the quayside and in advance from William John fishing and Charters and Smuggler Boat Trips.