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Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol

Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:00
Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
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Interesting local history

Very interesting my teenage son (almost 16) did the quiz which was offered to him which he enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Victoria K
Interesting Mix of Artefacts

Interesting place to visit. Lots to see and read spread over 2 floors. The lady who works here... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
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“worth a visit”(14 reviews)
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Higher Market Street | East Looe, Looe PL13 1AA, England
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All reviews local history worth a visit rainy day two floors interesting artifacts lower floor on display cannon balls resident ghost world war treasure trove of information prison cell exhibits including steep stairs family ticket princely sum entrance price
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a trip to the gaol or as the Americans say jail. This museum has tools , coopers sticks, hand cuffs. Information about who ended up in gaol. I could see this unit involved as part of a hen or stag night. The Staff...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Here on Remembrance Sunday, we went to see the museum as they had the war exhibit. It was fascinating and well laid out. What was nice to see was that there were visitors of all age ranges, all being able to interact with the exhibits...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 16 November 2018

They was ww2 memorial weekend only 1st floor available to view but was great experience a lot of information about WW2 wife wants to come again when all the museum is open bit small inside though

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rockosworld
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We took 20 Beavers aged 5 - 8 years, then 20 Cubs aged 8 - 10 years. It was a really enjoyable evening, the children loved the Courtroom experience played out with wigs, gavels and pirate hats! They marvelled at Looe's First Ambulance, and lots...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Victoria R
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Very interesting my teenage son (almost 16) did the quiz which was offered to him which he enjoyed, I think it surprised himself that he enjoyed writing down the answers to the questions, he said it made him take time to look at the exhibits...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Victoria K
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Interesting place to visit. Lots to see and read spread over 2 floors. The lady who works here also talks you through many of the exhibits and even lets you play with her cannon balls. You can try your hand at semaphore if you know...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pete9412
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We visited here on a rainy day. The staff here are extremely knowledgeable and are more than happy to answer any questions.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Emilykateslack1992
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Very interesting building with a very interesting history. Many interesting artifacts from 'old Looe'

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RogerandPauline
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Tiny little museum but lots of interesting displays and information - don’t forget to check out the jail cells downstairs too! It’s very reasonable to get in. The chap was very welcoming and knowledgeable -definitely worth a visit if you’re in Looe!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amy M
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This tiny museum is a treasure trove of information. The two gentlemen who run it are amazing, very friendly and went out of their way to give local knowledge of areas. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the quiz that was completed as we went round. A...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tracey H
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