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Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol

Higher Market Street | East Looe, Looe PL13 1AA, England
+44 1503 263709
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Looe is a South Cornish Harbour Town, located on the River that lends it's name and divides the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
APCMann
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
interesting museum

Not that big, but lots to look at if you are staying in Looe and want a bit of history. Friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LeighHampshire
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Hampshire
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
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“local history” (8 reviews)
“worth a visit” (12 reviews)
“rainy day” (8 reviews)
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Higher Market Street | East Looe, Looe PL13 1AA, England
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+44 1503 263709
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Reviewed yesterday

Looe is a South Cornish Harbour Town, located on the River that lends it's name and divides the Town in two. If you walk through the Old Part you will come across the Town Museum, a 2 storey stone building with an interesting History. There...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not that big, but lots to look at if you are staying in Looe and want a bit of history. Friendly volunteers.

Thank LeighHampshire
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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Was in Looe for the day and decided to visit the museum. On coming up the steps I was greeted by a beautiful dog who was quite obviously the day's star attraction. It's not the biggest museum I've ever been to but there's a surprising...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

We spent around an hour or so looking around the two floors . Be aware that access to the lower floor is via steep stairs. The museum is staffed by volunteers who are really interesting to chat to. Definitely worth the £2 entrance fee for...More

1  Thank graham d
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

Not the biggest of museums but plenty of enthusiasm from the volunteers and some really interesting background to the area. Worth an hour or so of your time to learn more of the area.

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Reviewed September 23, 2017

We spent 90 minutes or so looking around the two floors (steep stairs for the less mobile). You can see the bench where the magistrate sat and two of the tiny cells and there is an eclectic mix of items and photographs. Ok to while...More

1  Thank Christine T
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

I implore you to go to this place whilst on Looe, for only a £2.00 charge it is a great little museum but of local artifacts and history over 2 floors. Note the place doesn't open until 11.00

1  Thank Mark B
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

Its not big, but everywhere you look there are interesting things and folders to read. It costs the princely sum of £2 to enter, but its money well spent. The exhibits are numerous and set in a former courthouse and gaol. World war 1 &...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

What a find! We visited on a wet afternoon in Looe and we are so glad we did. There is a vast array of local information and 'unconsidered trifles' on display, including a TocH lamp, original Punch & Judy puppets, and Great War and World...More

Thank keentraveller45
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

Hadn't planned to visit this place but it started to rain so decided to take a look. So glad we did lots of interesting stuff to read and look at. Looe's past at its finest. Great story about the resident ghost. Well worth a visit.

Thank blackrose987
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