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Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol

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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 1 week ago
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 3 weeks ago
pete9412
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Higher Market Street | East Looe, Looe PL13 1AA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Victoria K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank pete9412
Reviewed September 16, 2018

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

Thank Emilykateslack1992
Reviewed September 15, 2018

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

Thank RogerandPauline
Reviewed September 7, 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!

Thank Amy M
Reviewed August 29, 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

Thank Tracey H
Reviewed August 1, 2018

A wonderful visit to this very interesting small museum of the towns history. Lots of lovely old photos and artifacts and extremely friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Sandie A
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Small museum in the old Gaol full of interesting local info. Always worth a visit for the small entry fee.

Thank BL63
Reviewed July 14, 2018

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 June 20, 2018 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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