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“Lots to see”

Isles of Scilly Museum
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 pipes; an old Scillonian kitchen and much, much more. The Museum is in Church Street, Hugh Town, St Mary's, half-way between the Town Hall and the Parish Church. We have an excellent reference library and a growing collection of family history records, accessible to the public by appointment with the Curator.
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Although the museum is quite small spread over 2 floors there is a lot to read and see including iron age artefacts, weaponry and items salvaged from wrecks up to the present day-rain or shine well worth a visit

Thank Andy L
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Sometimes the weather does not cooperate and you do not get to do the hiking or boating to other islands...so you don;t do some things and this is a fun and historical place to visit. You should do it even if the weather is good!!!

Thank 66travelor
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

This is a tiny but obviously well-loved and well-curated museum which covers more things than you can imagine...or see in a couple hours. It's like a cabinet of wonders: There are exhibits on recent findings from the Roman times, a history of pipes, the gig-building craft, local shipwrecks, the part the Scilly Isles played in the English Revolution and in WWII. There's a LOT of history on these little Isles, and the Museum have done a wonderful job making it accessible to the casual visitor. For good measure, it's also a miniature natural history museum, with a large collection of local birds (stuffed) on display. This is the place to come for a concentrated introduction to all things Scillonian.

1  Thank xLennaMae
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

I visited the museum on a recent trip to the Scilly's and loved it! I enjoy learning about the places I visit and like history in general and this museum was great for that.

I especially enjoyed the sections about the ancient burial grounds and the shipwrecks.

The gentlemen that sold the tickets was very knowledgeable and had great stories to share.

1  Thank LizJou
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

The first impression is that it is all a bit chaotic and not very big but the museum is a bit like the Tardis and in actual fact there is a lot in a relatively small space which is on 2 floors. It is an ideal place to spend a couple of hours and gives a good insight into the history and development of the islands.

Thank Lizzie071
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