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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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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Popped in with low expectations but found it very interesting. We spent 40 minutes there but I would have liked to stayed longer to look at more of the newspaper articles and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
Richard H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Redhill, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent an enjoyable time looking at the huge range of artifacts and hearing from the guides who were very knowledgable. It felt like a step back in time.

Thank looeisbest
Looe, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Well worth a visit, interested and friendly staff who are really keen to share their knowledge, you can easily spend a couple of hours if you're really interested.

Thank Catherine1966
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Popped in with low expectations but found it very interesting. We spent 40 minutes there but I would have liked to stayed longer to look at more of the newspaper articles and photographs.

Thank Richard H
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We visited the museum on a wet and crowded morning. It's triny but crammed with memorabilia - much of it from the two world wars as well as Looe's historic past as a fishing town and smuggler's lair. Some of the exhibits are hands on for children. There's a great deal of information on offer - too much to take... More 

Thank WaterSoldier
Kington, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Marcus M
southend on sea
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

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 

1 Thank sarahmayok
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Thank Sarah M
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank tracywwwdot
Rugby, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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.

Thank Simon F
Glossop, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

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 

1 Thank CatherinevSymons

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