Exhibitions & Displays

Our portal for shining a light on digital exhibitions, displays and curated collections of heritage stories & memories.

Check back as we add more new items to the collection and reveal more about our history, projects and heritage events.

Poster & Handbills

Throughout the history of City Hall and more recently, Hall for Cornwall, posters have been used to great effect in a variety of different ways. Explore how in this digital exhibition.


Heritage VR Tour

An interactive journey through our heritage using virtual reality. Step back in time whilst exploring our transformed theatre. Tour and drone footage is accessible on mobile, desktop and tablet.

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Cinderella: If the show fits

A illustrated history of the nation's most enduringly popular pantomime, and the subject of our 2021 Christmas Show.


Rock N Rhythm Competitions

Join the hottest music event in town. Organised by Truro Round Table, these competitions held at City Hall drew young talent and audiences of up to 1000 during their heyday between the late 1960s and early 1970s.


Volunteer Fire Brigade at City Hall

The people, businesses and stories based at City Hall. Find out about how the fire brigade worked, who staffed it and why they were ideally based for a devastating fire close to home in 1914.

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Visual Poetry: Andrew Fentham's Triptych

This commission takes an all-at-once look at the history of Hall for Cornwall. Texts are inspired by the heritage, technologies and architecture involved. Factual detail and myth mingle.

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Community at City Hall during WWII

Find out how City Hall played its role during WWII.

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Oral History: Christine Holmes

Listen to Christine, who volunteered at the Hall For Cornwall from its opening in 1997, right up until the final performance prior to transformation in 2018.

Oral history: Roger Heayn

Listen to memories of City Hall during WWII as told by Roger Heayn, Truro boy and soldier. (Image Courtesy Mary Evans / Everett Collection)


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