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Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol

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Address: Higher Market Street | East Looe, Looe PL13 1AA, England
Phone Number:
+44 1503 263709
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

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Enjoyable visit

I had a flying visit to this museum. This museum is small but there is lots to see. Very friendly helpful staff. Some interesting exhibitions. Good to visit if you are in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Preston, United Kingdom
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely small town museum with some brilliant old photos and newspapers. So interesting and you could spend ages in here just looking at the newspapers alone.

Thank YantoReddish2013
Preston, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a flying visit to this museum. This museum is small but there is lots to see. Very friendly helpful staff. Some interesting exhibitions. Good to visit if you are in the area.

Thank bargainsavvy
Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museum, but with lots of interesting bits and pieces and history. Even supposed to be haunted by a young girl who had supposedly been incarcerated in the gaol there by an unscrupulous magistrate who wanted to have his wicked way with her...but she mysteriously disappeared! Never to be seen again. Cheap to get in and worth the money.

Thank tansyflower
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

For such a small museum there was much to find, if you are interested in local history. Reading through the newspaper articles was worthwhile. One of the jewels in the crown of this museum visit was a chat with the two ladies who ran the museum. They were more than willing to impart their knowledge. There was also an opportunity... More 

Thank Ivana6591
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is a great place to go if you want to know about the history of looe and the surrounding areas in Cornwall

Thank Colin A
Looe, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

A old building limited space interesting but limited access especially for the disabled. I think more interesting for the old than the young.

Thank mjbslb6126
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53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

The best part of visiting this museum were the volunteers working there. Passionate about history in general and especially the history of Looe. I cannot say enough amazing things about these ladies. Support this place and keep it running! It is worth it! There were many interesting artifacts throughout the museum from throughout the times and the building itself and... More 

Thank Ashley T
Edgware, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Lots of interesting things to learn here. I even learnt where the expression "not big enough to swing a cat in" came from. Want to know? Visit the museum.

Thank Heath H
Westbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We popped in as it was drizzling and I was curious to know more about Looe. The staff were lovely and quite enthusiastic about the museum which is run by volunteers. Its packed to the gunnels with artifacts and some of the exhibits had obviously been there a long time. I'm prepared to read everything but not everyone else is... More 

Thank Sandy J
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Went last week. Had an enjoyable hour in the museum. Interesting look at the history of Looe and the surrounding area.

Thank gwenda41

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