Indoor Attractions in Cornwall

5 Enticing Indoor Activities in Cornwall
When the sun is out and the weather is favorable there’s really a ton of stuff to do in Cornwall. From nature trails to its famous coastline – the list of potential activities just goes on and on. If the weather is being a bit gloomy however or you’d rather not venture outdoors for other reasons, there are still quite a few enticing indoor activities that you can get up to in Cornwall.

The Eden Project

The next best thing to being outdoors is being indoors but still surrounded by nature – and that’s precisely what the Eden Project provides. Spanning two massive biomes, its domes provide diverse growing conditions for the numerous different species of plants that are collected there.

Being one of Cornwall’s more famous attractions, there’s no shortage of activities within the Eden Project. Choose between lounging in the gardens, riding the Skywire, participating in educational and informative family activities – and much more.

Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay

Take a trip to the heart of the ocean – while not setting a foot off dry land. The Newquay Blue Reef Aquarium features a huge ocean tank and underwater tunnel where you can spend your time exploring the beauty of its varied habitats.

With tons of different creatures that range from black tip reef sharks to giant pacific octopus, loggerhead turtles, and much more – the Blue Reef Aquarium also offers guided tours should you want a member of their staff to show you around and provide a fun fact-packed experience.

Museum Visits

If you’d prefer to indulge in a bit of history, Cornwall plays host to two great venues: The Maritime Museum and Royal Cornwall Museum – both of which offer an excellent experience.

Aside from that there are also several art galleries in the area some of which are museum-styled such as The Tate, Penlee House, and so on. Depending on your tastes, you should be able to find something to your liking


While Cornwall isn’t exactly a shopping destination by any means, it does have several shopping areas – the biggest of which is at Truro. Alternatively you could try Penzance or St Austell, or even some of the smaller townships.

In addition to general shopping, Cornwall is known for its individual shops that cater to a wide range of products. Paying a visit to one of the many garden centers, or looking at Cornwall hot tubs may be an excellent way to spend a rainy day in.

For other ideas you may want to look into visiting some of the stately manors, taking a trip to a spa, enjoying a pleasant meal, or even exercising your creative bone with pottery sessions. Add to that the numerous events that are held in Cornwall year round that constantly pull in their fair share of visitors too. Frankly speaking there’s no end of possibilities and now that you have several ideas of what to do it shouldn’t be too difficult to find out more.