News from Truro Launderette

Boscawen House, Chapel Hill, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3BN

01872 272005

(Closed Bank Holidays)    Last self-service wash - 2:45pm

(Normal Hours)  Last self-service wash - 4.15pm

News from the Launderette

Longer opening hours from Monday 12th April

Truro Launderette will be open for longer from Monday 12th April:

Monday - Friday

08.30am to 4.00pm - last self-service wash/dry 2.45pm

Saturday - open all day

08:30am to 5:30pm (normal hours) - last self-service wash/dry @ 4:15pm

Closed Sundays as usual.

Launderette Opening Hours - January 2021

We are shortening our opening hours during lockdown 3:

Monday - Friday

9.00am to 2.00pm - last self-service wash/dry 12.45pm

Saturday - open all day

08:30am to 5:30pm (normal hours) - last self-service wash/dry @ 4:15pm

Closed Sundays as usual.

Drying Only Service at Truro Launderette

Don't forget our 8 high capacity, high speed drying machines are available for a drying only service.

Helping you sort your washing quickly, efficiently and cost effectively!

COVID-19 - Update

from the National Association of the Launderette Industry - click on this link to visit their website.

Updated 24/03/2020 07:45

Launderettes and dry-cleaners are permitted to remain open providing the following is followed:

"Retail and public premises which we expect to remain open must:

  • Ensure a distance of two meters between customers and shop assistants; and
  • Let people enter the shop only in small groups, to ensure that spaces are not crowded.
  • Queue control is required outside of shops and other essential premises that remain open."

Launderettes make a vital contribution to Public Health by providing facilities to the general public for washing clothes, bedding and towels etc. We believe that launderettes should continue to stay open, following guidelines to protect the health of staff and customers.

Launderette owners and operators should familiarize themselves with the business and staffing guidance given at The following is industry-specific advice for Launderettes and their customers.

The Prime Minister's evening address on 23/03/2020 contained no specific information regarding launderettes. NALI agree that it is vital to slow the spread of the disease, but firmly believe that an individual's hygiene is a contributory factor. Other countries have realized this and allowed, or even encouraged, launderettes to continue to operate, and we believe this will, and should be, the case in the UK. Our advice to launderette owners is to remain open, whether you offer self-service and serviced-washing, or if you wish to restrict your service to just one offering, providing the advice below is followed. You may also wish to restrict the number of customers in the shop at a time, and reinforce social distancing.

Advice for Launderette customers:

If you are self-isolating due to the display of symptoms, please leave an extra 72 hours at the end of your 7 or 14 day isolation period before visiting a launderette or sending laundry to be processed.

Before taking your laundry to a launderette, whether to use the machines yourself or for a service was, shake out your items well at home, and place unfolded in your bag. Wash your hands thoroughly before leaving home.

Where possible when using machines, place the mouth/opening of your bag directly into the machine and tip your articles in. You may wish to consider wearing your own rubber gloves.

Only let your hands touch the surfaces you need to in order to operate and load / unload machines.

Keep a reasonable distance between staff and other customers using the facilities.

Keep any children under close supervision and do not let them run around touching everything.

Take all your rubbish home.

Covid-19 - News Update

Truro Launderette is open as normal for all your washing / drying and laundry needs. Our staff are cleaning meticulously as always and are wearing gloves as a precautionary measure. Please call or speak to a member of staff if you have any concerns.

Come Rain or Shine - use our home washed drying service

Visit Truro Launderette and use our large capacity drying machines - available Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 5.30pm. Our machines are more efficient than your domestic dryer!

Hello from the team!

Don't forget our large capacity machines are perfect for washing and drying duvets and blankets and our dry cleaning service takes care of your more delicate fabrics like your curtains.

Drying Only

Our 8 large capacity dryers are very popular in the winter months for our home washed drying only service.

Our quietest times are weekdays, Monday to Friday in the mornings!

Pensioners Offer

25% discount off washing machine cycles at Truro Launderette. Available every day - just ask the team before you start your wash.

n.b available on washing cycles only (not for drying)

Plenty of Change

The launderette is fully staffed at all times and have plenty of change available for our washing and drying machines.

Come Rain or Shine

At Truro Launderette, we can help you with all your day to day washing and drying requirements. With our efficient washing and drying machines, large load capacity, service wash/dry and ironing service, we can take the pressure off by helping with your wash!

Home Washed Drying Only

Our home washed drying only service is very popular with our customers and just recently we fitted an eighth large capacity dryer (we have had seven of these machines for many years). This will help alleviate any waiting time during periods of high demand for this popular service.

We also offer a take-in service for drying only washing.

Parking & Drop Off

Although we are conveniently located on the edge of the City Centre loading and unloading is legal outside the main entrance on Chapel Hill despite the double yellow lines, and parking is also available nearby. Please ask staff for information.

Did you know...

Our Big Green Drying Machines are large and efficient and are at least as cheap to use as your home dryer...and much quicker too.

Our Team of Staff

The launderette is fully staffed at all times and our friendly, experienced and helpful staff have worked with us for many years. They are always on hand to offer advice with regard to washing, maintaining the quality of your garments, and whether your fabric is more suited for dry cleaning.

A bit of History

Truro Launderette was purchased by the family in 1978 (40+ years ago!) - the original business was in a barely profitable trading position with 6 steam dryers in situ (the steam was supplied to heat exchangers - a sort of radiator from a one million BTU steam boiler that took up a massive amount of space behind the dryers) that were hugely inefficient. Our investment into the business began and within 18 months we installed 7 'state of the art' gas dryers and buying just one new front loading washing machine - this was all we could afford based on the money the bank would lend us at that time. Since then we have completely refitted the launderette a number of times and we are one of the few remaining small family businesses in Truro.


  • DRYING ONLY (home washed)
  • PICK UP/DELIVERY by arrangement