Built in 1899, the Gymnasium was originally called the Impregnable Drill Shed and was owned by the Royal Navy.
History of the Gymnasium
This building was originally termed the ‘Impregnable Drill Shed’. The training ship Impregnable was anchored off Cremyll close by and a Drill Shed was a common term for training buildings for Navy officers, sailors and marines. The training school eventually closed in 1948.
The school in Cremyll then took over the building and it became the Gymnasium. Several people born in Cremyll in the 1950s and 1960s remember playing games and exercising in the Gymnasium as part of their school day.
When the school shut in the 1980s, the Gymnasium was leased by neighbouring Mashfords boatyard until 2019 when Lynher CIC took over the premises.