The Poly

24 Church St, Falmouth : 01326 319461
The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

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About Us

Based in an iconic listed building in the heart of Falmouth we are a thriving charity, promoting engagement in the arts, sciences and Cornish history through film, live events, exhibitions, lectures and workshops. 

We are also the proud guardians of locally, nationally and internationally significant collections of heritage archives along with many of the works of Henry Scott Tuke.

Other collections and archive

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Our History

The Cornwall Polytechnic Society (the Poly) was formed in 1833, the inspiration of Anna Maria and Caroline, the teenage daughters of Robert Were Fox of G.C. Fox & Co, a prominent Falmouth firm of shipping agents, and joint owners of the Perran Foundry.

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The Charity

We are a thriving charity, promoting engagement in the arts, sciences and Cornish history through film, live events, exhibitions, lectures and workshops with our roots in artistic and technological innovation and local industry.

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Future Plans

Here we look at what the Future hold's for the Poly.

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WW1 // The Great War - Telling its stories on television with David Parker

How can television possibly convey the nightmare that was the First World War for its fighting troops? TV programme...

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The Poly History - Chapter 3

The third chapter of the Poly's history continues in this talk by Michael Carver. This instalment in the series takes...

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Oil Painting with Sarah Wimperis

Learn a wide range of oil painting techniques from nationally known but locally based artist Sarah Wimperis. Suitable...

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Contact us:

T: 01326 319461
E: info@thepoly.org

Address:

The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3EG

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© The Poly - The Poly is the trading name of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society Limited, a company limited by guarantee and incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number 03909555 and registered charity number 1081199, with its registered office at 24 Church Street, Falmouth TR11 3EG