The role of women will be the focus for a ‘hidden treasures’ exhibition of the Elizabeth Treffry Collection on Women in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Free displays and tours of the collection will take place at Trevelyan House, a grade II-listed Georgian gem in the heart of historic Chapel Street and home of the Hypatia Trust.

The Hypatia Trust is one of 55 organisations across the UK to take part in The Independent newspaper and the Collection’s Trust national campaign called Hidden Treasures.

Free tours will take place throughout the week led by honorary curator and Historian, Dr. Tehmina Goskar. Visitors will be able to view a rare copy of ‘King Arthur's Wood’ by artist and author Elizabeth Forbes, a fairy-tale written and illustrated for her family in 1904, 19th century photograph albums by women photographers and other items from this unique Cornish collection.

Tours start at 2.30pm and will last for 30 minutes on: Monday, June 4, Tuesday, June 5, Wednesday, June 6, Thursday, June 7 and Saturday, June 9.