The College Open Days

Week St. Mary, Cornwall

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2019 - 10am to 4pm

No booking required.

The College  is the remains of a remarkable school, almost the first to be founded by a woman, Thomasine Bonaventure, in 1506 at the place of her birth. The old school room is now a large sitting and dining room with a huge open fire and thick stone walls.
The buildings which remain here today have been partially demolished to suit changing functions but also to provide building materials for other village buildings. Dressed granite jambs, heads and tympani can be seen built into the walls of many neighbouring cottages, although enough survives of the College to give us some idea of the imposing group which stood on the site in the reign of Edward VI.

We are opening The College in association with Heritage Open Days.

On Saturday, a heritage trail will be available which will take you around important sites in the village. Refreshments will be available in the Parish Hall.

Free Admission and leaflets on the building's history. Click here for location.

For further information please contact Booking Enquiries. The Booking Office is open Mon to Fri - 9am to 5.30pm.

Please note that due to the nature of our historic buildings and places, some may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or certain disabilities. We do all we can to enable access wherever possible; if you have any access concerns that you’d like to discuss before visiting, please contact our Booking Enquiries team on 01628 825925.


At this property you are able to drive down and drop any guests with limited mobility at the main house and then return your car to the car park. Please ask a member of staff on site if you need to do this.