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Helston Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
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Helston ,do not miss

This must be one of the most underrated visits in the southwest. I have visited many times and am... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alex H

This is a wonderful little museum full of fascinating Cornish heritage. A must see for everyone in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jackie V
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“local history”(17 reviews)
“rainy day”(14 reviews)
“free entry”(9 reviews)
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...more
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Helston Folk Museum Market Place, Helston TR13 8TH, England
+44 1326 564027
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All reviews local history rainy day free entry fire engine cider press amazing exhibits behind glass treasure trove local cornish all ages school room run by volunteers interesting things couple of hours bronze age enjoyable afternoon staff were lovely
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This must be one of the most underrated visits in the southwest. I have visited many times and am still amazed at its breadth and depth of interest in a country town anywhere. No doubt to the dedication ,mostly unacknowledged , of people dedicated to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful little museum full of fascinating Cornish heritage. A must see for everyone in my view and immaculately kept. We spent a very enjoyable afternoon exploring this lovely old building and marvelled at the displays and contents. The ladies who were volunteering...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jackie V
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

A bit of a TARDIS of a museum as it keeps going. Really good local history and displayed in an interesting manner. The WWI quilt is fantastic.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Wonderful museum (both the building and the exhibits), well worth a visit. Conveniently located in the centre of town.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

mind blowing.welcoming,child friendly. brimming with stuff. well laid out. friendly helpful staff. free entry. best thing i found in helston.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jo E
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Embarrassed to say I holidayed in Coverack as a child and now count the Lizard as my refuge and quiet holiday but not been not only to Helston but the museum. Sainsburys and Tesco have much to do with their full carparks and the struggling...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rod S
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Wow this lovely interesting museum looks tiny from the outside but it's like a tardis and what some amazing stories and artefacts are in there. We didn't have anywhere near long enough as we were on a coach trip but it is amazing and I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 70ish
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Full of local History and backed up by amazing artefacts. So interesting went back the next day. Incredible story about Fitzsimmons who came from Helston and went on to become Heavyweight Champion of the world. Well done Helston Museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This Museum is full of historic artefacts of local Cornish Heritage, that if not in a museum would never be seen. Bygone rural life exhibits, Cornish Mining artefacts, local Helston Town artefacts.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rotarymowerman
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Our second visit to this lovely museum. Tells you a lot about old Helston and the surrounding areas. Some amazing exhibits such as the giant cider press and old toy collection. Run by very kind staff who are all volunteers and were so helpful. They...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Joanne O
25 July 2018|
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Response from Joanne O | Reviewed this property |
All ready been dogs are welcome and they even get a treat 😊
28 May 2016|
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!