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Cosy museum in large Edwardian House full of local interest

The museum is run by volunteers, and is only open in the Summer months. It contains a wide variety... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Launceston, United Kingdom

A Georgian property, well set out as a Museum, on three floors, with carefully-thought-out themed... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Dorset, England
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9 Castle Street, Launceston PL15 8BA, England
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All reviews local history helpful volunteers lovely house georgian property national trust couple of hours general history worth a visit bits and pieces entrance hall a real gem young children great place to visit toy exhibits donation costumes
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is run by volunteers, and is only open in the Summer months. It contains a wide variety of items of local interest, laid out in a way that draws you out to see more. Pride of place is a large Polyphon in the...More

Thank BrianAnalogue
Reviewed 12 October 2018

A Georgian property, well set out as a Museum, on three floors, with carefully-thought-out themed rooms. It is all very well presented and the staff are welcoming and helpful.

Thank Modigli
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This is a local museum dealing with the history and people of Launceston. It is well laid out and displayed and we particularly enjoyed the Georgian dining room which is furnished to show the house as it was in its hey-day. The building is National...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This museum is well worth a visit. It holds a lot of history, the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable and it’s free donations are very welcome though.

Thank talbotnicola
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Came across this museum whilst walking around Launceston.... Friendly staff n helpful...place is very clean n thought out Lots to see about history of Launceston n other items of history... And it's free!!! Tearoom would b a nice idea.....

Thank gingermags181267
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Walked here after a trip around the castle. Amazing place with brilliant displays covering more than just the history of Launceston. Farming and kitchen tools really interesting. Allow up to 2 hours to see everything. Admission is free - donations welcome.

Thank Nicicx
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Rarely do you find such a gem of a museum with a population of less than 10k. Stunning, informative and just what you want from a museum. Everyone can marvel at the exhibits and the rooms which takes you back in time. Even the smell...More

Thank pops1940
Reviewed 6 August 2018

you could easily miss this little gem, worth a wander around the 3 floors see what you remember especially as it free

Thank slpunton145
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Having lived in Launceston, for a few years now, this was my first visit to this museum, a short walk from the castle. This is a FREE attraction, but donations can be made. Amazing subjects including local people, the surrounding area, and the railways that...More

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Found this when exiting the castle and decided to pop in for a look.... We had never heard about the museum so weren't sure what to expect. Such a little gem! Very interesting and the stewards were so friendly! A great place to visit if...More

Thank Katieeadson
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11 September 2018|
Response from Keresen | Property representative |
Yes, plenty of places to sit
Claire A
27 March 2018|
Response from Keresen | Property representative |
While dogs are not allowed to walk round the house, we are happy for well behaved dogs to be walked through the museum so that they can stay, supervised, in our garden while their owners visit. there is a dog water bowl in... More
4 September 2017|
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Response from Keresen | Property representative |
Thank you KeithY651 for answering Edna14's question last year. We're now open again for the 2018 season until 26 October 2018, Monday - Friday & all Bank Holidays plus Saturdays 14 April, 12 May, 9 June, 14 July, 11... More