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Helston Museum

Helston Folk Museum Market Place, Helston TR13 8TH, England
+44 1326 564027
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An absolute hidden gem

Having been for a wander around Helston we saw the fingerpost to the museum and decided to have a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JED121013
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Hook Norton, United Kingdom
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Very interesting if you want to know anything about Helston and surrounding areas good for the kids... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Allan R
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Explore 19th and 20th century Cornish culture and industry in the heart of Helston. Browse our spectacular collections housed in Helston's historic market buildings - much bigger than it looks from the outside! Explore the way our grandparents and parents lived and wonder at the way things were done only a few years ago. "A Treasure Trove of Memories and Curiosities!"
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  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“local history” (15 reviews)
“rainy day” (13 reviews)
“free entry” (8 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Helston Folk Museum Market Place, Helston TR13 8TH, England
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+44 1326 564027
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been for a wander around Helston we saw the fingerpost to the museum and decided to have a look. We were really pleased to have done so as it's a magical place. The exhibits are so well displayed without any massive modernity. Everything would...More

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RosieKliskey, Manager at Helston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a lovely review! We're so pleased to hear that you and your family had a great visit to the museum! We're also very happy that you enjoyed our D.I.Y cafe! Thanks again, Rosie, Assistant Museum Curator.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting if you want to know anything about Helston and surrounding areas good for the kids to know how people lived back then

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RosieKliskey, Manager at Helston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! QWe're glad to hear you had a nice day out! Thanks again, Rosie, Assistant Museum Curator.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Helston museum has advanced in its artefax and exhibition displays beyond any other museum in Cornwall, due to the fantastic work of the excellent staff, trustees and the consistent dedication of most of its volunteers. It is a vital place to visit for every honourable...More

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RosieKliskey, Manager at Helston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you so much for this wonderful review, it makes us so happy that you enjoy the museum so much and you are right, one visit is not enough! We are trying to bring the museum to its full potential which is why displays are...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

I visited this museum when staying for a week in Helston. Helston is a fascinating town full of history. It was not surprising then that the museum was equally interesting, It is housed in the old butter and meat market. The place is crammed with...More

Thank Jenny A
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RosieKliskey, Manager at Helston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you for this glowing review! We'r so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit, as for the interpretation, we are aware that we do need to improve certain areas, but as we're sure that you can appreciate with the scale of the museum...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Visited on a Friday morning and we were immediately greeted by friendly and enthusiastic volunteers. Lots to see in the museum and all free! We were able to make ourselves a drink and donate money in a box for it which we thought was a...More

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RosieKliskey, Manager at Helston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thanks for the great review! We're pleased to hear that our volunteers were cheery and helpful and we're very excited to hear that you enjoyed using our pop-up cafe! Thanks again, Rosie, Assistant Museum Curator.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

What a surprise this museum was!! You will need a long time to fully appreciate this museum. Set next to the Guildhall just off Coinage Hall Street. The museum contains a huge amount of exhibits. These have been acquired since the end of the 2nd...More

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RosieKliskey, Manager at Helston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thanks for your lovely review! We're so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful and fulfilling visit to the museum, it's true you can get lost in here for hours! We hope you'll make your return trip soon! Thanks again, Rosie, Assistant Museum...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Lots of Cornish history in an Untypically larger than you think Museum.. the front looks narrow but it goes back a long way and in places is on two floors...

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RosieKliskey, Manager at Helston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thanks for the kind review we are often referred to as a Tardis and we can see why! We're glad to hear you had a great visit to the museum, Thanks again, Rosie, Assistant Museum Curator.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This is an amazingly rich and diverse local museum, much larger than you could imagine from outside, friendly and enthusiastically run by volunteers. We went on a rainy day, but this is absolutely worth a visit whatever the weather. Crammed with exhibits covering one aspect...More

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RosieKliskey, Manager at Helston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you so much for this glowing review, between our small staff team (just two of us) and our 80+ volunteer team we are striving to make Helston Museum be the best it can be! We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed our pop-up cafe...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Helston museum is tucked away behind the guildhallbut what a wonderful gem. Lots to see play area for the children often just pop in for a short while when shopping always something new to see

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RosieKliskey, Manager at Helston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

We're glad to hear that you are a regular visitor to us! It's lovely to hear that you can dip in and out anytime because you are of course always welcome, we'll see you again soon! Thanks again, Rosie, Assistant Museum Curator.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

A group of us were walking in the area and went to the museum expecting a small area with a few items. We were amazed by the number of items we saw, the history and the impressive way it was as presented. As many of...More

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RosieKliskey, Manager at Helston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

What a wonderful and informative review, thank you so much! We're pleased to hear that both locals and visitors enjoyed the trip and we're pleased to have heard that we surprised you with our size, we hope you'll visit again soon and tell all of...More

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twomercstel
28 May 2016|
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Response from RosieKliskey | Property representative |
Hello Terry, we do indeed have a display about Bob Fitzsimmons, his house is also just a 5 minute walk up the road from the museum, complete with blue plaque. We hope you enjoy your stay!
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