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Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol

Higher Market Street | East Looe, Looe PL13 1AA, England
01503 263709
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Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Looe
Type: Historic Sites
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
28 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Pop in for the princely sum of £1.80 to enjoy all sorts of items and information about the history of Looe. I didnt have time to do it justice and will be back!

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Fascinating, window into local history, painstakingly documented in lots of collections of photos, articles and family histories. Worth a visit.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We happened across the museum in Looe and were glad that we went in. It only costs £1.80 each and there is a whole treasure trove of information packed inside. The chap that met us was clearly passionate about the museum and knew loads about the local area. There are folders upon folders of information on the local history and... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Firstly, this attraction is worth visiting especially as its so cheap but despite the amount of information its all too much to take in. Some information stored in folders is on top of display cases. we felt this was insufficient displaying of information that may have been important or helpful. For information quantity you would go to a library. For... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A small but packed museum. Very informative about Cornish and local history. Helpful staff/volunteers. Really relaxed atmosphere. Definitely worth a look.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

One of those places that you could easily dismiss. It's quirky, with some fascinating exhibits and a real eye-opener. Worth a look

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Well worth taking time out to visit and have a look. Learn some of Looe's history and background. Not suitable for wheelchair or infirm however due to steps

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Bedford, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Been holidaying in Looe/Polperro for years but only visited this museum this year. It's on 2 floors. You enter up the stairs outside onto the top floor. 2 friendly staff on duty the morning we visited. Very informative. They have lots of things to read including folders and folders of the history of Looe. There is a dedicated folder for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Don't visit this museum if you want hands on audio visual excitement, it's not that sort of place. However, if you want to find out about the history of the town and its people through pictures, papers and artifacts then this is the place. Run by volunteers and closed in the winter, the museum can help family historians with its... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We were surprised at some of the more mediocre reviews of this place but then again it depends on your interests and what you expect to find - for us it was a fascinating visit for £1.80 each. It must have taken forever to compile all the many files and folders absolutely bulging with history and information - so much... More

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