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Mes a'n Kemmyn/Out of the Ordinary exhibition - July

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This summer, Kresen Kernow is hosting a very special temporary exhibition...

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This summer, four historic Cornish language play scripts return to Cornwall for the first time in centuries. The exhibition at Kresen Kernow will unite The Cornish Ordinalia and The Creation of the World (on loan from the Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford) with The Life of St Meriadoc/Bewnans Meriasek and The Life of St Kea/Bewnans Ke (on loan from the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth) under one roof for the first time in history. The manuscripts form a very significant part of Cornwall’s written and language heritage, as well as providing glimpses of a distinct theatrical tradition which took place here centuries ago.

As our Treasures Gallery is very small, it is essential to book tickets.

Tickets are available at half-hour intervals during exhibition opening hours. There is one ticket available per slot. The ticket is valid for you to attend with companions, subject to social distancing restrictions. We recommend a maximum of 6 people attend at once, as the gallery is very small.

The time on the ticket is for your admission to the Treasures Gallery. We advise arriving 20 minutes earlier to explore the first part of the exhibition.

Visitors to Kresen Kernow will need to adhere to current social distancing rules and regulations. At present, access to the library and archive is by appointment only. If you would like to combine your exhibition visit with a research trip, please book that separately. Visit to see the most up-to-date guidance and information.

If you have any questions, or would like to bring a larger group to visit the exhibition, please contact us at

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