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Helston Museum, Helston
(4.5/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
Helston Museum was established in 1949 and is housed in a large listed building, formerly the Butter and Egg Market, Cattle Market and Drill Hall in the centre of Helston. The deceptively small entrance leads into five display halls on two floors, bursting with exhibits reflecting the history of Helston and the surrounding area. With one of the best social history, photograph and costume collections in the South West, Helston museum is a fascinating and FREE experience, where you are guaranteed a warm welcome from staff and volunteers.
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  • We had not been to Helston before and visited the town as we had just been to Godolphin House so the free museum came as a surprise. even more surprising was its size. Eclectic it is: a bronze age vas...  more »
  • A fascinating look into the history of Helston and surrounding areas and of the people who have lived there. Plenty to look at and enjoyed immensely by our whole family. 
  • on our "family research journey" a Helston council officer directed us to the Helston Museum were the very pleasant and knowledgeable lady in charge took all the information we had and said their rese...  more »
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  • Lots of great info but not very well laid out
  • Great place for dome helston heritage! Well worth the free entry!
  • The museum looked very nice, but was badly let down by the miserable old bag who turned us away for being a whole 2 minutes past the last entry time, because we "couldn't possibly see all the exhibits, it being such a large building". Honestly you'd have thougt it was the Louvre. I'd like to think we'd go back another day, but if our welcome is going to be as frosty, I don't think we'll bother.
  • A very pleasant little museum of local domestic life through the centuries. Free entry, just leave a donation.
  • Interesting museum well worth a visit