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Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Amazing

loads of interesting historical items to see my family enjoyed the day out with a view to come back... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kayfelix1
Full of History

Amazing building and totally dog friendly and welcoming. What a really enjoyable and interesting... read more

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Higher Market Street | East Looe, Looe PL13 1AA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

loads of interesting historical items to see my family enjoyed the day out with a view to come back and see other things in Looe

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kayfelix1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing building and totally dog friendly and welcoming. What a really enjoyable and interesting visit. Gosh only £2.00!!!!

Date of experience: September 2019
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eastlooetowntrust, Trust Administrator at Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Great to hear you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed August 6, 2019

Visited whilst on holiday in Looe. Had been previously but had not had enough time to look around everything. The museum is full of different artefacts to look at and lots of amazing history about Looe. We particularly enjoyed watching the videos of Looe from...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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eastlooetowntrust, Trust Administrator at Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our museum. There is so much to see in the museum; my current favourite is the display on HMS Looe! I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday and we look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed July 22, 2019

Exeptional archives of bygone days. Loads of historical items on display - Looe is seeped in mystery and history, highly recommend visiting the museum to explore its hidden stories.

Date of experience: May 2019
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eastlooetowntrust, Trust Administrator at Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Thank you for the feedback Marianne! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

A very interesting museum with plenty to see. Used to be a jail and court house with 2 cells and a ghost

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019 via mobile

Stumbled across this museum on a stroll around looe. Son saw the cannon from outside and was sold. Even better children are free and those paying tickets can return again within the year for free showing original ticket. Yay. Passionate local staff help engage the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2018

Well worth a trip to the gaol or as the Americans say jail. This museum has tools , coopers sticks, hand cuffs. Information about who ended up in gaol. I could see this unit involved as part of a hen or stag night. The Staff...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Here on Remembrance Sunday, we went to see the museum as they had the war exhibit. It was fascinating and well laid out. What was nice to see was that there were visitors of all age ranges, all being able to interact with the exhibits...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

They was ww2 memorial weekend only 1st floor available to view but was great experience a lot of information about WW2 wife wants to come again when all the museum is open bit small inside though

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

We took 20 Beavers aged 5 - 8 years, then 20 Cubs aged 8 - 10 years. It was a really enjoyable evening, the children loved the Courtroom experience played out with wigs, gavels and pirate hats! They marvelled at Looe's First Ambulance, and lots...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Outside the museum is the Finbaker Cannon, found in Looe Bay in the 19th century. It is thought to have come from a 17th century Spanish warship. For many years the cannon was upended and used as bollard on the quayside. It... More
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