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“One of the country's best local museums”
Review of Helston Museum

Helston Museum
Ranked #7 of 47 things to do in Helston
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: GWITHTI HELLYS A' GAS DYNNERGH! Welcome to Helston Museum! 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 parents lived and wonder at the way things were done only a few years ago. "A Treasure Trove of Memories and Curiosities!"
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“One of the country's best local museums”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Free. Excfellent book shop with full range of specialist antiquarian pubs. (eg Shire Albums). Displays are thoughtful and extensive, with generally good labelling and a sense of love and interest and inricacy. Had some good-humoured discussions with curator about disputed provenaces and designations. Serpentine display very informative. Allow 90 minutes, I would say. Brilliant for children. Very little here is electronic, interactive and flashily electronic (and thus usally broken in my experience). It is a classic museum of collection, restoration/stabilisation, interpreattion and display. We would have paid a fiver and felt happy - but it is free! Thank you. (Btw - better than Truro and Dorchester County Museums, the latter now charging!)

Visited September 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Better than you would expect”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We went into Helston Folk museum to escape a drizzly day. We thought it might interest us for a short while. But we were pleasantly surprised to find so much more than we expected. Its bigger than we realised and chock full of interesting displays of local history and industries. They have a new are upstairs for school visits and special exhibitions. There is no entrance charge but they deserve a generous donation to help with the upkeep.

Visited September 2013
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