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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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Bath
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Okay for a cheap trip with the grandkids...glad it wasn't more in cost as there were not much there to see and do...but for that price its okay ish. Please get more things in to see...and maybe some things more for the grandkids to do...that would have helped us.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Lots of information with very passionate staff - something to do in Looe when it is raining. Very small - half an hour and you are done

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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

The items on display seemed a bit random and the only way to understand the history of Looe was to read through loads of ring binders. Could do with an update

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