The Arthurian Centre
The exhibition room is sited near to the 6th Century inscribed stone at Slaughterbridge in North Cornwall.
The Exhibition itself was completely re-written and presented recently after extensive research over more than 20 years
The collection of display panels, photographs, illustrations, texts and specially commissioned paintings embrace more than 1,500 years of history and legend.
This is the only place in Cornwall dedicated to telling the ‘story behind the stories’ of King Arthur in such depth.
Joe Parsons explains : “ We wanted to fire the imagination and stimulate thinking. People have always argued over Arthur and will do so long after we are gone. There is much truth underlying all the stories of dragons, damsels, magic and derring do.
To me, the King Arthur legend strikes responsive chords that are just as contemporarily important today as they have been in any age. It projects an ageless symbolism that everyone enjoys and relates to because they recognise aspects of their own personality within it. Even Star Wars’ used it to good effect!”.
The Exhibition is a collection of gripping stories told against a background of clashing cultures and religious ideas all illuminated by great works of art and poetry.
The unique Exhibition now differs from others by telling the story of Arthur alongside known historical fact.