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Very interesting little museum,well worth a look,sometimes gets overlooked in the hurly burley of... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
markhM9236AK
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London, United Kingdom
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We visited the museum and although it is small it is really interesting and the lady who works... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
BeckynKen
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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The Institute Market Place | Market Place,, Padstow PL28 8AL, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well set out museum museum, which had many interesting exhibits, but spoiled by a volunteer, who gave incorrect information.

Thank LIZ151247
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Very interesting little museum,well worth a look,sometimes gets overlooked in the hurly burley of the town but has some interesting facts about the area

Thank markhM9236AK
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We visited the museum and although it is small it is really interesting and the lady who works there was helpful and interesting to talk to and made the visit extra special. Well worth visiting.More

Thank BeckynKen
widgywhoo, Public Relations Manager at Padstow Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you for your review and kind words about our volunteers making your visit extra special. I assume you visited in 2017 as we are in the process of moving to new premises in the Old Railway Station. So this will be totally a new...More

Reviewed September 18, 2017

Restricted to summer opening the small upstairs rooms are packed with interest, including 'obby 'oss stuff & old prints of the harbour etc. I learned a lot.

1  Thank Cornish_traveller43
Reviewed September 14, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed this small but fascinating museum, the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and were quite happy to talk about anything about the town, even when there is no exhibit on the subject. The main focuses are the lifeboat service, with some great...More

2  Thank Godiva2000
Reviewed September 4, 2017

What a great find on a wet day.. Everything from the war to Sir Walter Raleigh. Both of the curators' where enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

2  Thank Lee R
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

Excellent , extremely interesting . Curator was very knowledgable on local history and very friendly. Well worth a visit

1  Thank Jo22222
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

A very pleasant and educational trip to the Padstow museum. It was rather a wet day and we were dodging the rain showers. However, I'm glad we visited. The kids learnt quite a bit too, having visited Padstow a number of times over the years....More

1  Thank Simon M
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

A lovely find, the lady was brilliant with the children they did a free educational quiz and we all learnt so much about Padstow & Cornwall, a great find and definitely worth a vist.

1  Thank Nata1931
widgywhoo, Public Relations Manager at Padstow Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

Thank you for your kind review, I'm pleased your children enjoyed the quiz, hope they got a prize and the stickers ! We can all learn something new every day.

Reviewed July 8, 2017

Quite steep steps but worth the effort, the volunteers were so helpful and enthusiastic, and really happy to share their knowledge of the town and area. A small, almost cluttered room, but every exhibit case was full of interesting snippets and facts. Visited 7.7.17

Thank John T
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Darby G
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Response from widgywhoo | Property representative |
Hi to keep you up to date. I don't think we will make it for Easter opening, looks more likely to be May. Unfortunately the designers are very behind :-( . But if you were looking for anything in particular or researching... More
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