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Helston Museum, Helston

(4.5/5 based on 100+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Totally fabulous- a real hidden gem and free. Wonderful displays and really brings the past to life. A lovely place to visit. Something for all ages.  more »
  • 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!...  more »
  • This is a little treasure. I have visited this museum many times, whenever we have friends or family staying I try to get them to go and visit. It is full of artefacts and interesting articles, all of...  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