Padstow Museum
Padstow Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Padstow Museum is currently closed until further notice due to the coronavirus situation. We are now situated in our new premises in The Old Station House next to the Padstow Town Council Offices. Please contact us to verify opening hours before planning a visit. We look forward to your visit as soon as we can reopen. Thank you.
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HillaryDawn
Paphos, Cyprus48 contributions
Aug 2019
Excellent, informative little place. My four-year-old enjoyed it and had lots of questions. The staff were very friendly and willing to speak about the different displays. Lots and lots of information; if you're able to walk around and read everything, you could easily spend an hour in here.
Written 29 August 2019
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Hi HillaryDawn Thank you for taking time to review our Museum. So pleased your 4 year old enjoyed the visit, as that's the age to get them interested in going to museums. Thank you again
Written 30 August 2019
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2mercury
Formby, UK270 contributions
Aug 2019
For such a small space this collection of local artefacts is quite outstanding, covering topics ranging from the early lifeboats, local industries such as shipbuilding, which diminished with the trend towards steel ships, to domestic cooking.
Information covering each topic is well laid out, easy to read and very informative.
The collection of old tools is especially interesting. Look out for the chain which had been carved out of a single piece of wood by a local craftsman.
Entrance is free, but donations are welcomed and deserved.
Written 28 August 2019
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Hi 2mercury Wow thank you for your splendid review. The chain you mentioned was actually carved by Bill Lindsey a local boat builder who also happen to start our Museum with all his boat building tools. The chain was made out of mahogany, 2inch x 2inch and some 26 feet long, he made the wooden chain all by hand, and when finished it had grown two feet in length. Thank you again for your review and hope you call in again when your back in Padstow.
Written 29 August 2019
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laner1234
Worcester, UK30 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Lovely little museum however I was disappointed in the way in which the lady spoke to my young daughter in a confrontational and inappropriate manner. I would suggest that if items in the museum cannot be touched then appropriate signage should be displayed. Apparently, as advised by the lady this is an unwritten rule at all museums, although the many museums we have visited artefacts can be touched. The gentleman was extremely knowledgable and did not appear concerned when I handled the items on display so slightly contradictory or perhaps a dislike towards children.
Written 16 August 2019
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Hello Laner1979 I can only apologize for the unfortunate occurrence. which you and your daughter experienced, people can sometimes be abrupt without thinking, or it is their manner. But good can come out of bad, as we are looking into ways for the children to be able to handle items associated to our displays, they must be unbreakable of course, as we don't want the children to injure themselves. my apologies yet again and thank you for informing us.
Written 17 August 2019
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ArwinSuffolk
Great Whelnetham, UK23 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We visited the museum with our 2 children aged 9 and 8. We were welcomed by Linda and Phil, who were clearly very knowledgable and made the visit very interesting for the children (and adults). The exhibits were well displayed and interesting and greatly enhanced by Linda and Phil.
Written 6 August 2019
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Thank you for your kind review and pleased you enjoyed your visit. Yes Phil and Linda are two of our little Gems, you could talk to them for hours. Thank you again
Written 7 August 2019
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Kate I
4 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
so much interesting material in a small space - brilliantly presented and laid out - well done MUCH improved.
Written 30 July 2019
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Hi Kate 1, thank you for your review and so pleased you like our little Museum you have obviously visited before do come again next time your in Padstow Thank you.
Written 31 July 2019
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TripMember03232016
London, UK121 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Lots to see in this small museum giving a potted history of this town. Best to get talking to the volunteers who bring the history to life. A good way to spend an hour. Free to get in, but donations are much appreciated.
Written 18 July 2019
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Hi thank you for your review and so pleased you like our new Museum. Yes our volunteers do love to chat to our visitors. As you say we do appreciate any donations, as we are totally independent we run on donations, not government funded Thank you again
Written 22 July 2019
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LozScot
Ayrshire, UK36 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Lovely little museum explaining some of the maritime, cultural & social history of Padstow. Entrance free, manned by volunteers so please put a small donation in their collection box.
Written 7 July 2019
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Hi LozScot Sorry for the delay in replying. Thank you for your review, So pleased you like our little Museum, we are all rather please in our new home and how its been put together. Thank you
Written 22 July 2019
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Justin O
4 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This might not be the biggest museum you'll ever visit, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a museum that embodies the local area so well. Lots of local interest and staffed by extremely interesting locals who have clearly put their heart and souls into the endeavor. The short audio clips recounting ship wreck stories were a highlight for me. Go and visit the museum, and take a moment to chat with the volunteers - you won't regret it.
Written 14 May 2019
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Hi Justin O, Thank you for taking time to review our Museum, glad you liked chatting with our volunteers. We all have different tales to tell our visitors and learning more through research. We do hope you will come again next time your in Padstow. Thank you again.
Written 16 May 2019
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Nick Collis Bird
Dorset, UK53 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
The one negative review was about the old premises. The museum has now moved to the old station house in the main car park and is superb. Free entry and full of interesting artefacts. When we visited the volunteers on duty were knowledgable and friendly. Well worth a look.
Written 3 May 2019
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Hi NickCollisBird. Thank you for taking time to review our Museum most kind. Also mentioning the Old Museum, It is so different to our new Museum. We hope you might visit us again if your in Padstow. Thank you x
Written 6 May 2019
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1949etwall
Ashbourne, UK1,654 contributions
Apr 2019
No fee to enter this volunteer staffed museum on the railway car park.

Displays are very good and offer an insight into the history of Padstow.

This is small with limited space- and unfortunately it only takes someone to unthinkingly monopolise one particular display - to the detriment of others.

Well worth a visit.
Written 9 April 2019
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Hi 1949etwall Thank you for taking time to review Padstow Museum. Its good to get everyone's feedback. We are in the process of another interactive screen being installed, but they do take a little more time to load up. We hope to see you again when you next visit Padstow, then you can see the new interactive in place. Thank you
Written 11 April 2019
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