Lostwithiel Museum

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Lostwithiel Museum
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The museum is housed in a Georgian building on Fore Street. It was originally the Corn Exchange and has also been a school-room, a butchers, then a magistrate's court and the town jail. Nowadays the building houses the Guildhall, which is used for meetings of Lostwithiel Town Council, above the museum. The museum was founded in 1972 and it is now is now a fully accredited museum and a registered charity, which is run entirely by volunteers. During the summer season the museum organise weekly guided Heritage Walks around Lostwithiel. No prior booking is needed for these regular walks, which last about 90 minutes. Further details available on our website.
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RIchard035
Northwood, UK1,070 contributions
Jul 2021
Although the museum is small (only a few rooms) there are a large number of interesting exhibits on the history of the area crammed in. The staff are very friendly and keen to provide additional information. There is no charge for entry but donations are welcome.
Written 8 May 2022
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ivdgbfhb
Newquay, UK22 contributions
Aug 2019
The museum has a really fascinating collections with some great objects including an 18th century fire engine. there are also a couple of trails for children and a family history research area. It also organises heritage town walks and there's a book of local walks that take you further afield. Friendly volunteers - the museum is free and relies on donations. Lostwithiel is also a beautiful historic town with a castle and some great independent shops. A bit of a hidden gem in Cornwall.
Written 8 August 2019
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Kevin R
14 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
There is not a lot of room in here so not suitable for large groups. The little museum is packed with exhibits, domestic articles, old tools etc. The industrial and mining history of the area is interesting.The volunteer on duty was helpful, and I bought some leaflets for local walks.
Written 18 June 2019
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Toops B
Lostwithiel, UK58 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
If you are in Lostwithiel don't miss this gem. It gives an amazing insight into this historic little town, which offers many opportunities to explore its chequered past. The museum is small but rich in exhibits.
Written 4 February 2019
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Jenkswales
Swansea, Wales232 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Fascinating insight into the town's history. Lots of displays and old photos from an old Cornish town.
Written 23 September 2018
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Alison H
Kirkcaldy, UK56 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Certainly worth half an hour but limited opening hours might be a problem. This presumably due to relying on volunteers.
Written 1 August 2018
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Anita
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK778 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
A small museum just in 2 rooms with the back room being the old jail. An interesting mix of social history of the area. Worth a visit for 20/30 minutes. Friendly staff. Donations welcome.
Written 26 July 2018
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Susie Y
Brackley, UK157 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
What a beautiful building. It’s old beams can be found on the higher level. So much history..I will certainly go again when visiting the arey
Written 4 July 2018
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Marnie M
29 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Visited lostwithiel from Manchester with my partner, the museum was very interesting and the lady running it was very informative and welcoming. Would highly recommend
Written 1 July 2018
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MIKE P
Chelmsford, UK1,243 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
This very interesting local history museum can be found just off the A390 in Fore Street. It is full of old documents & artifacts which relate to this ancient town & the surrounding area, well worth a visit.
Written 21 September 2017
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