Interested in Cornwall’s history, archaeology and culture? Helston's residents are being asked to have their say on the development of the Kresen Kernow project to house Cornwall Council’s archives and historic collections.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Cornwall Council, the new centre will be built on the old brewery site in Redruth.

The service cares for the millions of records including documents, photographs, books, maps and databases that capture this information and is due for completion in 2017.

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 consultation will come to Helston on Tuesday, May 6, with a mini-roadshow in the town's library, combined with a family history advice session, bookable through the library, from 10am to 3pm.

For full details of the events and locations, and a survey which people can use to give their views, visit

Julian German, the council’s cabinet member for economy and culture said: "We want the project to create a vibrant community resource and excellent research facilities so we want as many people as possible to tell us what they think. Your views will help us to make sure we meet the needs of everyone, across Cornwall and beyond, who might want to use it."