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Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol

Higher Market Street | East Looe, Looe PL13 1AA, England
+44 1503 263709
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Fascinating local history

This small Museum is on two floors of the old Guildhall and Goal and focuses on history of the town... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
293gillianc
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Rainy day

Great little museum. Lots fitted in a small space. Friendly helpful staff. Well worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
valtreg
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“local history” (8 reviews)
“worth a visit” (12 reviews)
“rainy day” (9 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 3 days ago

This small Museum is on two floors of the old Guildhall and Goal and focuses on history of the town through the ages but especially on the first world war. There are handwritten documents and pages from newspapers of the time. It is all quite...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little museum. Lots fitted in a small space. Friendly helpful staff. Well worth a visit. Tickets £2 each which can be reused till October.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 28 May 2018

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

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Reviewed 8 May 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 17 April 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

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Reviewed 27 October 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 23 September 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 22 September 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 21 September 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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