Liskeard & District Museum

Liskeard & District Museum: Hours, Address, Liskeard & District Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Liskeard & District Museum
4.5
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Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Liskeard is an ancient Cornish town with a fantastic museum where you can learn about local Cornish history, explore the development of the town from Mesolithic settlers to the present time. Find out about the social history of Liskeard and its local heroines including Emily Hobhouse. Also not to be missed are iconic toys from the past including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, James Bond's Golden Gun and our full size dalek and other Dr Who props! The building is fully wheelchair accessible and dog friendly - and admission is FREE. We look forward to welcoming you
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DuckysWife
United Kingdom632 contributions
Very interesting people orientated artifacts and exhibits in excellent condition. Found a few things that brought back childhood memories. Very welcoming and friendly member of staff at front desk where the tourist office is before you go into the museum.
Written September 27, 2021
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dave s
Bude, UK705 contributions
Couples
Very interesting small local museum that also houses the Tourist Information Centre. Museum is on three floors but won't take you long to get round. The ground floor section on toys is fascinating. Staff really friendly and helpful. Note that this is NOT the Stuart House, which is a five minute walk away and also worth a visit.
Written August 9, 2016
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Lorene K
Honolulu, HI26 contributions
Solo
Volunteer Paul Day was very kind and shared his knowledge of the mining history in the area; it enhanced my experience in researching my family's genealogy
Written September 27, 2013
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LosGatosbritanicos
Plymouth, UK113 contributions
Couples
I can't find too much to say about this place as there is not much to say, but you will find it down a side street in the centre of town, behind Webb's Hotel, inside the tourist info.

The staff and very helpful and welcoming, which makes a change in Cornwall.

The collection is various cabinets in a back room, well lit and well displayed with some awesome toys, too many to list here

If you are a collector its worth taking a look although it won't take you much more than half an hour at the most.

Worth going to see, and its free too.
Written July 27, 2017
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Sonia B
Plymouth, UK453 contributions
Friends
I am so glad we decided to visit the museum as it is full of very interesting artefacts in lovely surroundings this was much more enjoyable than we had expected as it does not look very big from outside but is really worth a visit if you are in the area and would be good to combine your trip by going to Stuart House at the same time, two well looked after properties.
Written February 8, 2017
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Sonia B
Plymouth, UK453 contributions
Friends
We were very surprised at this lovely museum and its contents especially on the top floor with the fascinating display of minerals and a very well pieced together display of different types of stone.There was a wonderful Meccano working model on the ground floor which was a hands on display from the mine working days and the whole place was so clean and bright. I noticed there is a lift which would give easy access to any one less able so it is well worth a visit and we will certainly be going in again when we are next in the area
Written September 23, 2016
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Gordon E
Redditch, UK263 contributions
Family
When in Liskeard a visit to the museum is a must for young children and grown up alike. There are many artefacts of interest including toys from the past,social history of the town,a great camera section also have with the Enlightened Eye on the top floor. The museum is free entry the staff are very friendly and are grateful for any donations for the upkeep of the museum
Written July 17, 2016
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Chris K
Guildford, United Kingdom114 contributions
Couples
A very interesting museum with some interactive displays, a lively family history facility and a current display of children's toys through the ages. The working Meccano beam engine is a wonder to behold. We spent over an hour visiting the three floors. The top floor is dedicated to the history of mining and there are rock samples, computer displays and recorded lectures to enjoy explaining the history. Entrance is free but donations welcome or just buy something in the gift shop. A hidden treasure.
Written April 20, 2016
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Tracy_Hod
Cornwall, UK8 contributions
Family
Recently refurbished and currently hosting an exhibition of childhood and toys - a real nostalgic treat for all ages.
Also has a fantastic mining and minerals room with interactive displays and further exhibits on local history.
Friendly, knowledgeable staff and volunteers and a great gift shop too.
Written April 4, 2016
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paul s
Liskeard, UK10 contributions
Family
The museum is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Liskeard but has had great refurbishing job and is light and airy, one set of items that took me back to my childhood were the toys, books, school desks and cane, i do remember that day, this is the current main exhibition, up a flight of stairs is an array of items from cameras to local pottery and Liskeard history dating back to the 1300's, one more flight and you have what the area was busy with, mining, some very interesting and varied rocks are displayed, altogether i had an enjoyable hour or so and being in the town center an addaed bonus.
Written March 1, 2016
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  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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