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Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol

Higher Market Street | East Looe, Looe PL13 1AA, England
01503 263709
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Ranked #10 of 19 attractions in Looe
Type: Historic Sites
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Portsmouth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Swanbourne
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Bath
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Looe
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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birmingham
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Southport, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

while I was shopping my husband went into here very cheap to enter very interesting and worth a visit

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

interesting place we went in with 10 minutes to spare until closing so the lady didn't charge which was very nice of her ,full of lots of historical fcats about Looe and smuggling etc

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