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Helston Museum

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Missed this one for the last 40 years!

Embarrassed to say I holidayed in Coverack as a child and now count the Lizard as my refuge and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rod S
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Marple, United Kingdom
Fantastic

Wow this lovely interesting museum looks tiny from the outside but it's like a tardis and what some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
70ish
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Helston Folk Museum Market Place, Helston TR13 8TH, England
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All reviews local history rainy day fire engine free entry treasure trove all ages behind glass amazing collection run by volunteers school room interesting exhibits couple of hours bronze age staff were lovely lovely visit fascinating place two hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank 70ish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank michaelwatkins668
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank rotarymowerman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank NewportAndrew
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Great and friendly staff, amazing collection of local artefacts. Great for kids too. Can't believe it's totally free. It does, however, rely on donations.

Thank Cubraiser
RosieKliskey, Manager at Helston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your glowing review! We're so glad you had a wonderful time during your visit to the museum! Thanks again, Rosie, Assistant Museum Curator.

Reviewed 30 July 2018

From the outside the museum looks small, but its like a tardis on the inside! There are 3 different levels to the museum, discovering topics from the wars, to old school education and woman's fashion, along with a lot more. You could easily spend hours...More

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RosieKliskey, Manager at Helston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are indeed much bigger on the inside! We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the museum and our collections! Thanks again, Rosie, Assistant Museum Curator.

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Situated in a nice village with shops and nice little pubs around dogs are more than welcome with water bowl and a doggy biscuit 🍪 from the friendly staff on entrance a little refreshments area with an honesty’s box an toilets inside and public toilets...More

Thank Joanne O
RosieKliskey, Manager at Helston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks four your lovely review, we're glad to see that you had a great visit to the museum and that your found our amenities to your liking, our pop up cafe is a relatively new venture and we're pleased to see that it is valued...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Decided to pop in here today to escape the baking heat for a little while and wow, were we glad we did - like all museums, entry is free though donations are gratefully received. From the minute you enter the exhibition floor, there are literally...More

1  Thank Clare D
RosieKliskey, Manager at Helston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a kind and generous review! Thank so much our volunteers will be so pleased to hear that you enjoyed you visit so much! We are happy to hear that your enjoyed our outside seating area too it is a lovely spot to catch some...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018

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

1  Thank JED121013
RosieKliskey, Manager at Helston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

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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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 😊
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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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