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This is a gem

The museum is not big, but packs a huge amount into a small space. It is full of everything from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beth H
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Really interesting

Well there is a lot in this small museum! Including a full size boat. This museum was so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
itchyfeet2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Exhibits of local interest from pre-history to the present day: the Romano-British brooches and coins from Nornour; the Bryher Sword and Mirror; the Civil War in Scilly; finds from many shipwrecks; model boats; collections of birds, shells and clay...more
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Church Street | Hugh Town, TR21 0JT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is not big, but packs a huge amount into a small space. It is full of everything from prehistoric times through to recent history. The information on the srone and bronze age settlements is fascinating, along with the large collection of metal and...More

Thank Beth H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well there is a lot in this small museum! Including a full size boat. This museum was so interesting, really informative local history, in particular Torrey Canyon, the lighthouses and shipwrecks. A great way to spend a morning for very little money. Don't miss it.

Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We were visiting St. Mary’s on a day trip from Penzance and stumbled across the museum while exploring the island and decided we would pop in to escape the blazing sun for a while and we were so glad we did! £9 for 2 adults...More

Thank Clare D
Reviewed August 3, 2018

The museum has got a bit cluttered and holds some rather old taxidermy that might be best disposed of; but there is a great deal of interesting stuff.

Thank Fellwalker2011
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Packed with interesting exhibits and information. It really helped us to understand the history of these islands. Very good value for money. A must visit.

Thank pete-the-meat-uk
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Whilst on holiday in June 2018 we decided to visit this museum while waiting for our ferry back to Cornwall. What a great choice to have made. The museum is packed with fascinating artifacts and articles. We spent two and a half hours in there...More

Thank Dave T
Reviewed June 15, 2018

We paid £3 each as pensioners to enter the museum. It has an excellent display of all aspects of Scilly life and history. We could have spent much longer there. The museum is cramped and could do with more room to show their exhibits, but...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous place, we learned so much about the area and its history. The exhibits are well presented and detailed; I was particularly interested by all the photos from the Gibson family, it really brought the islands' fascinating history to life. The museum is...More

Thank Amy P
Reviewed June 6, 2018

I wish they had bigger premises, on the rainy day we went people had to wait for others to finish reading the many interesting info boards before they could have a go. It is over 2 floors, and covers the islands' history from the Stone...More

Thank bookworm48London
Reviewed May 27, 2018

This small museum is worth a visit if you are on the island of St Mary's. It's is full of fascinating artefacts, old and new. You are easily lost in the history of shipwrecks and Scilly life. The lady at the reception desk was incredibly...More

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