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Murdoch Day

Event date: 17th June
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Town Centre

Photo Credit: Greg Martin/Cornwall Live

William Murdoch, the Inventor, is famed for the innovation of the use of coal gas in lighting as a replacement for oil and tallow. William Murdoch lived in Redruth and his house was the first in the UK to be lit by gas lighting in 1792. Fast forward a few hundred years to a whole day dedicated to the legacy of his innovation but also all that makes Redruth great- past and present.

Murdoch Day is Redruth’s big day and really gets right to the heart of what the town is all about – its heritage, history, industry, but most of all community. On June 17th 2023, the town will be packed with events and entertainment throughout the day for families and the community to enjoy. Read our guide to find out all the fun things that are happening on the day.

Murdoch Day Festival Guide



Town Timetable


Gool Peran Lowen

A section of the A30 and part of the A390 will be closed from 8pm Friday 16 June – 6am Monday 19 June 2023. Please check the diversion routes before travelling – A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross | National Highways

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