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Address: Higher Market Street | East Looe, Looe PL13 1AA, England
Phone Number: +44 1503 263709
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Lovely old time museum about Looe

Lots of interesting things to learn here. I even learnt where the expression "not big enough to swing a cat in" came from. Want to know? Visit the museum.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 24, 2016
Heath H
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Edgware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best part of visiting this museum were the volunteers working there. Passionate about history in general and especially the history of Looe. I cannot say enough amazing things about these ladies. Support this place and keep it running! It is worth it! There were many interesting artifacts throughout the museum from throughout the times and the building itself and... More 

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Thank Ashley T
Edgware, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Lots of interesting things to learn here. I even learnt where the expression "not big enough to swing a cat in" came from. Want to know? Visit the museum.

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Thank Heath H
Westbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We popped in as it was drizzling and I was curious to know more about Looe. The staff were lovely and quite enthusiastic about the museum which is run by volunteers. Its packed to the gunnels with artifacts and some of the exhibits had obviously been there a long time. I'm prepared to read everything but not everyone else is... More 

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Thank Sandy J
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Went last week. Had an enjoyable hour in the museum. Interesting look at the history of Looe and the surrounding area.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Visited Polperro and Looe on Monday and tried both museums on offer. Overall I preferred the Polperro museum. This one is OK but not brilliant. Lots of steps to negotiate so not ideal for those with mobility issues. Could be organised better

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Thank Ifachef
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

It was nice to look at all the objects within the museum but I thought it could have been a little more interesting.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Looe is a lovely place to come and visit. It was my first visit here. The Museum was fantastic, the area is rich in history and stories of old. There was even talk about ghosts. There are two floors to look over with plenty to look at and readabout. Entry was £2 with the option to come back again with... More 

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Neath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We were greeted by very friendly and helpful staff, The museum has an interesting collection of history and artefacts.

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Thank Jim S
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

This place is small but it's absolutely packed with history about Looe and the surrounding area. Loved reading about the past and seeing lots of pictures too. Lots of information about Looe Island which we later visited. You pay £2 entry and you can return again if you present your ticket. Great place to spend a couple of hours. Would... More 

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Thank barbara s
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

I visit Looe at least 3-4 times a year due to family connections, and visiting these old building in the village is a must for any visitor, so quaint and oldie worlde that you never get fed up looking round.

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