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Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol

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Address: Higher Market Street | East Looe, Looe PL13 1AA, England
Phone Number: 01503 263709
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Old Guildhall is tiny, but at £4.50 for a family ticket, you can't complain! The children were given worksheets to complete and were allowed to keep their pencils after answering... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Kington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Called by here on a wet Sunday morning although it is very small the 2 ladies running it were both very informative and took time to tell our kids about the things they could see very helpful and I would recommend this to anybody wanting to kill an hour

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southend on sea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Old Guildhall is tiny, but at £4.50 for a family ticket, you can't complain! The children were given worksheets to complete and were allowed to keep their pencils after answering the questions. There was a lot of information about Looe over many many time periods, with plenty to look at, however due to the size of the building it would... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Basically two rooms packed with lots of things to see and information to read ranging over a very long period of time. A fair amount of local and fishing history as well as general. Difficult to appreciate as exhibits haphazardly organised (probably due to shortage of space). Worth a half hour visit on a rainy day certainly. Staff very friendly... More 

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Solihull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A haven on a rainy day. Have visited Looe many times but never found time to fit in a visit. So on a rainy day, we decided to take a look and so glad we did. We paid £4.50 for a family ticket and were greeted by two lovely ladies who gave us a quiz sheet to complete. They chatted... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Small, a little disorganised but well worth spending some time understanding the past of Looe and the surrounding area. At an entry fee of £2 you really can't go wrong.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I thought i would pop in to learn more about Looe. Very interesting although i could have spent more time in there I got there quite near to closing. There is the ghost of Jennifer although I didnt see her. Lots about the old fishrrmen the jail which is downstairs and Looe history. Well worth the visit. The lady on... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Small but perfectly formed. The building itself is fantastic and the items and information available in the museum are well worth the £2 entrance fee. There's only 2 rooms, though, so don't go in expecting to while away a great deal of time.

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Kenilworth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

As a museum it does, as other reviewers have said, need updating and reorganising but that might affect the attraction to this small museum packed with local info. If you are interested in Looe family history (as we are), there is a surprisingly good collection of data including microfiche of local church records. I am afraid that the staff are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We Visited this lovely little museum whilst on holiday. It's amazing how much information can be packed into a relatively small space, the building itself is lovely, the staff are friendly and welcoming. There are some fascinating exhibits plus a very chilly and spooky prison cell downstairs. I don't think I'd like to be down there on my own! I... More 

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Plymouth uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Ashamed to say that have walked past this fascinating building and not been in!!! BUT what a fascinating place filled with so much atmosphere and wonderful interesting objects that me and my hubbi had NEVER seen before ... A Devil Fish , a Cat O Nine Tails, first ever Ambulance /ambulator, Fishermans/women's wooden Shoes, pictures of looe to liskeard CANNAL,... More 

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