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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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Worth a Visit

This is tucked away down a small side street in Looe, well worth finding. It is housed in a small but most interesting building. The staff are very willing to add extra... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kenilworth, England, United Kingdom
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158 reviews 158 reviews
42 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is tucked away down a small side street in Looe, well worth finding. It is housed in a small but most interesting building. The staff are very willing to add extra information about the items on display. A good mix of local items.

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Looe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It may be small but perfectly formed and full of local history. Very helpful staff always on hand to explain items.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I love the museum because they let me have a touch of some of the things. it was fun to see I learn a lot from seeing all the stuff

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
37 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Portsmouth
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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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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