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Museum of Cornish Life, Helston

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Full of fascinating stuff nicely arranged

I liked the building which is a Victorian market building. Exhibits grouped by theme eg domestic... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Atlanticstorm
Excellent and interesting. And dogs allowed

As you walk in the place looks small,but as you make your way through it goes on and on. A lot to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Explore 19th and 20th century Cornish culture and industry in the heart of Helston. Browse our spectacular collections housed in Helston's historic market buildings - much bigger than it looks from the outside! Explore the way our grandparents and...more
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Helston Folk Museum Market Place | Market Place, Helston TR13 8TH, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is a lot bigger than it looks, staff were helpful if you needed them. Many exhibits both local and in common usage over the last centuries arranged in Tardis fashion, when you think you've come to the end there's still more to be...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I liked the building which is a Victorian market building. Exhibits grouped by theme eg domestic life, archaeology, trades, archaeology, fashion, toys. Lots of places to sit down and admire. Helpful staff. FREE! HLF much as your funding is appreciated please don’t change this gem...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As you walk in the place looks small,but as you make your way through it goes on and on. A lot to see and keep Old and Young entertained for an hour and a half or more, if you get tired easy there are seats...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely chat with one of the volunteers who told me that around 95% of the museum stores are on display and I have to say that’s impressive. Most museums will have lots of stuff in back rooms that aren’t available to view. There...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spend a couple of hours here, lovely place to visit. Bigger than I thought it would be and really well organised into sections, made it much more interesting and engaging. Staff very welcoming, excellent way to pass a rainy morning. Best of all it was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

Welcomed in by a lovely gentleman the other day and thoroughly enjoyed our two hour visit. Very interesting exhibits and loads to see over two floors. Free to enter which is great but do make a donation so that the museum can continue its valuable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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RosieKliskey, Manager at Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2019

Oh we are so pleased to hear that you had a warm and friendly welcome to the museum, our volunteers love welcoming our visitors and sharing stories. Thanks, Rosie, Assistant Museum Curator.

Reviewed January 14, 2019

Pros Free entry Open all year Interesting building Eclectic collection Cons Some exhibits not very interesting Bit cluttered and muddledMore

Date of experience: November 2018
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RosieKliskey, Manager at Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2019

We're sorry to hear that you didn't find the museums quirkiness to your taste, but we feel that every object has a story some are impressive but sometimes the objects that seem insignificant can have the most history and best stories to tell! We're constantly...More

Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Helston was an important area during The mining. Registering claims from claimants. This museum features 19th and 20th century life.

Date of experience: April 2018
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RosieKliskey, Manager at Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2019

We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed learning about our mining collection during your visit, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! Thanks again, Rosie, Assistant Museum Curator.

Reviewed December 11, 2018

This must be one of the most underrated visits in the southwest. I have visited many times and am still amazed at its breadth and depth of interest in a country town anywhere. No doubt to the dedication ,mostly unacknowledged , of people dedicated to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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RosieKliskey, Manager at Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2019

Thank you so much for this glowing review! It really does make it worth while knowing when our visitors have had such interesting and informative repeat visits! Thanks again, Rosie, Assistant Museum Curator.

Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful little museum full of fascinating Cornish heritage. A must see for everyone in my view and immaculately kept. We spent a very enjoyable afternoon exploring this lovely old building and marvelled at the displays and contents. The ladies who were volunteering...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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RosieKliskey, Manager at Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2019

Thanks so much for this lovely review! We're so pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful visit to our treasure trove! Thanks again, Rosie, Assistant Museum Curator.

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joanneo728
July 25, 2018|
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Response from Finspeak | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think they would mind two small dogs. Cornwall is the most dog-friendly county in England
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twomercstel
May 28, 2016|
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Response from RosieKliskey | Property representative |
Hello Terry, we do indeed have a display about Bob Fitzsimmons, his house is also just a 5 minute walk up the road from the museum, complete with blue plaque. We hope you enjoy your stay!
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