Cornwall Council is asking anyone interested in Cornwall’s history, archaeology and culture to get involved and have their say on the future of a new history archive centre in Redruth.

The Kresen Kernow project cares for the millions of records including documents, photographs, books, maps and databases that capture this information?

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Cornwall Council, the new centre will house Cornwall Council’s archives and historic collections, and will be built on the old brewery site in Redruth.

The scheme is due for completion in 2017 and members of the project team are now offering people the opportunity to share their views on the services, events and activities they want to see the project and the building provide.

The formal consultation will begin in Redruth on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1 when the team will take over the old Boots shop in Fore Street between 10am-3pm as part of the town’s St Piran’s festival.

Visitors will be able to recall the sights, sounds and smells of the old brewery as well as hearing more about the project and sharing any thoughts and memories with the team.

There will be further opportunities to get involved later in the year when a project focusing on the history of the brewery site gets underway. This will provide opportunities for the local community and schools to take part, as well as anyone else with a connection to this historic site.

Following the initial event on 28 February and 1 March, there will then be a further ten consultation roadshows taking place in venues across Cornwall.

For full details of the events and locations visit

There will also be a survey on the Council’s website which people can use to give their views. The link to this consultation is