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Committed to the preservation and enhancement of the beautiful and historic Cornish town of Falmouth.

The Falmouth Civic Society was formed in 1972 and since that time the Society has played its part in bringing influence to bear on the planning process to secure the preservation of the maritime and architectural history of the town whilst at the same time supporting renewal where appropriate by sympathetic and complementary development.



The latest blue plaque which is in honour of Robert Were Fox 1789-1877 at Rosehill House, now part of Falmouth University. He was a Victorian Quaker philanthropist, inventor and natural philosopher

blue plaque


Our latest newsletter

Minutes of Committee Meetings

We are raising money to replace the Fitzroy Barometer and restore its housing, See poster

Dates for Your Diary.

 Thursday 21st April at 2.30pm Talk by the fire brigade on safety in the home. King Charles Hall, New Street
Monday May 9th 2pm The Opes Walk, Part 2, led by Angela Shields Meet Bell's Court, Market Street
Thursday 30th June at 4pm Visit to Morrab Library with a talk and tour and a chance to see the gardens.
Tea and biscuits will be provided and it is suggested we make donations for that.  There will also be a chance to browse and purchase secondhand books.
Lifts will be offered
Monday 12th September at 6pm A talk by a Volunteer Speaker and Cornwall Wildlife Trustee, Charlie David Venue to be arranged


These events are being considered at the moment, so keep your eyes open for the dates, and when confirmed we will email you with the details.

Re-visit to Kresen Kernow. Our visit last year was very successful and interesting. We were shown round, and saw behind the scenes, and old maps of Falmouth, including one from 1690.

Visit to the United Downs Geothermal Project. You may remember that we had planned a visit before the pandemic began and we are hoping to revive this trip once it is safe to do so. In the meantime, there is plenty to read about the progress of the project on social media and their website.

Visit to the Lizard, led by Jon Gutmanis, who has offered to arrange a day out to look at the rocks and tell the story 'in the flesh'.


Talk by Mike Jenks on Falmouth’s two Georgian mansions built between 1787-1789, and/or on making our towns and cities more sustainable, and what Falmouth can do about it

Talk by Jon Gutmanis on why Cornwall was so richly endowed with minerals and able to support a world-leading mining industry in the 18th and 19th centuries. Plus a look at today’s legacy in geothermal heat and power projects, and exploration for lithium.



Recording of talks on NEWS page also the latest newsletter.

Our response to Supporting Housing Delivery & Public Service Infrastructure Consultation

Latest Planning Applications

Minutes of 2021 AGM

Our walking trail of Falmouth.

Click here to download or print.

Click here for links to more detailed information on sites.

We have also produced a German version for our many German visitors.


Falmouth's Neighbourhood Plan

Falmouth Neighbourhood Plan Referendum result: 3,471 ‘yes’votes (93.6%) 228 ‘no’ votes (6.1%), 6 votes rejected. Turnout 21.08%. The Plan is now is part of the development plan and carries full weight in Planning decisions.

List of Falmouth's Opeways

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