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Helston Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Excellent town museum

A bit of a TARDIS of a museum as it keeps going. Really good local history and displayed in an... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Derby, United Kingdom
via mobile
Very interesting

Wonderful museum (both the building and the exhibits), well worth a visit. Conveniently located in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stuart M
Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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  • Average1%
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“local history”(15 reviews)
“rainy day”(14 reviews)
“fire engine”(4 reviews)
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
+44 1326 564027
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This is a little gem. We're local and didn't really know about it, so please make every effort to go and support it. It has a huge collection of items, largely showing life over the last 100 years or so. A lovely way to spend...More

2  Thank Kernowcouple94
RosieKliskey, Manager at Helston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

We're so glad to hear that you found us! Being local we hope you will visit us often because as you said we are free! If you want to keep up to date with what the museum gets up to and what events are on...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Visited here during a very wet and windy day- based on reading great reviews of the museum the night before. When we entered, the lady commented that the museum was liked the Tardis- and it really is! There was a huge array of historical artefacts...More

2  Thank NalaWolf
RosieKliskey, Manager at Helston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave us this lovely review, we're glad we helped keep you out of the rain! We appropriate the comments about signage and it is something we are aware of, we are slowly trying to improve this but as you...More

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All reviews local history rainy day fire engine cider press free entry amazing exhibits treasure trove behind glass all ages school room run by volunteers interesting things couple of hours enjoyable afternoon bronze age staff were lovely lovely visit
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A bit of a TARDIS of a museum as it keeps going. Really good local history and displayed in an interesting manner. The WWI quilt is fantastic.

Thank Sam3314
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful museum (both the building and the exhibits), well worth a visit. Conveniently located in the centre of town.

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

mind blowing.welcoming,child friendly. brimming with stuff. well laid out. friendly helpful staff. free entry. best thing i found in helston.

Thank Jo E
Reviewed 11 October 2018

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

Thank Rod S
Reviewed 11 October 2018 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 4 October 2018

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 October 2018

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 22 September 2018

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 14 September 2018

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

1  Thank melvinabirch
RosieKliskey, Manager at Helston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

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.

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Joanne O
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Response from Joanne O | Reviewed this property |
All ready been dogs are welcome and they even get a treat 😊
28 May 2016|
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!