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Local history

The South West region's historic landscape offers unrivalled opportunities to explore its archaelogy, landscape and architectural histories, and also the myths and stories associated with particular sites, such as that of Tintagel which was, according to medieval legend, the birthplace of King Arthur.

Learn about the local history in Devon and Cornwall through some of our recent research projects in our communities. 

Institute of Cornish Studies

The Institute of Cornish Studies (ICS) seeks to promote a greater knowledge of historical and contemporary Cornwall.

Cornish story

Cornish story is the outreach programme of the Institute of Cornish Studies and explores the ongoing story of Cornwall. 

Powderham Castle

We're working with the Earl and Countess of Devon to uncover fascinating new insights into the long history of their family by examining centuries-old documents at Powderham Castle.