Lostwithiel Museum

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Lostwithiel Museum
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The museum is housed in a Georgian building on Fore Street. It was originally the Corn Exchange and has also been a school-room, a butchers, then a magistrate's court and the town jail. Nowadays the building houses the Guildhall, which is used for meetings of Lostwithiel Town Council, above the museum. The museum was founded in 1972 and it is now is now a fully accredited museum and a registered charity, which is run entirely by volunteers. During the summer season the museum organise weekly guided Heritage Walks around Lostwithiel. No prior booking is needed for these regular walks, which last about 90 minutes. Further details available on our website.
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ivdgbfhb
Newquay, UK22 contributions
A great little museum
Aug 2019
The museum has a really fascinating collections with some great objects including an 18th century fire engine. there are also a couple of trails for children and a family history research area. It also organises heritage town walks and there's a book of local walks that take you further afield. Friendly volunteers - the museum is free and relies on donations. Lostwithiel is also a beautiful historic town with a castle and some great independent shops. A bit of a hidden gem in Cornwall.
Written August 8, 2019
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Kevin R
8 contributions
Small but interesting museum.
Jun 2019 • Solo
There is not a lot of room in here so not suitable for large groups. The little museum is packed with exhibits, domestic articles, old tools etc. The industrial and mining history of the area is interesting.The volunteer on duty was helpful, and I bought some leaflets for local walks.
Written June 18, 2019
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Toops B
Lostwithiel, UK58 contributions
Cute, fascinating and informative
Jul 2018 • Friends
If you are in Lostwithiel don't miss this gem. It gives an amazing insight into this historic little town, which offers many opportunities to explore its chequered past. The museum is small but rich in exhibits.
Written February 4, 2019
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Jenkswales
Swansea, Wales232 contributions
Small but interesting
Sep 2018 • Couples
Fascinating insight into the town's history. Lots of displays and old photos from an old Cornish town.
Written September 23, 2018
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Alison H
Kirkcaldy, UK56 contributions
Very interesting local museum staffed by volunteers
Jul 2018 • Couples
Certainly worth half an hour but limited opening hours might be a problem. This presumably due to relying on volunteers.
Written August 1, 2018
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Anita
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK728 contributions
Social history of the area
Jul 2018 • Couples
A small museum just in 2 rooms with the back room being the old jail. An interesting mix of social history of the area. Worth a visit for 20/30 minutes. Friendly staff. Donations welcome.
Written July 26, 2018
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Susie Y
Brackley, UK154 contributions
Local Histry tour.
Jun 2018 • Couples
What a beautiful building. It’s old beams can be found on the higher level. So much history..I will certainly go again when visiting the arey
Written July 4, 2018
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Marnie M
19 contributions
Well worth a visit
Jun 2018 • Couples
Visited lostwithiel from Manchester with my partner, the museum was very interesting and the lady running it was very informative and welcoming. Would highly recommend
Written July 1, 2018
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MIKE P
Chelmsford, UK1,243 contributions
Lovely little museum
Sep 2017 • Family
This very interesting local history museum can be found just off the A390 in Fore Street. It is full of old documents & artifacts which relate to this ancient town & the surrounding area, well worth a visit.
Written September 21, 2017
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TFB52
Nottingham, UK6 contributions
Great little place
Sep 2017 • Couples
Very interesting little local museum. Well worth a visit and free to get in, though it deserves a donation to keep it running by volunteers.
Written September 13, 2017
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