Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling & Fishing, Polperro

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#14 of 68 in Museums in Cornwall
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  • August 20, 2017
    We stayed in Polperro and popped in here to check out the history of the area. £3 each per adult to get in, and it's not massive, but it's interesting to go round if you have half an hour to spare. No...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    A fishing village on a Bay with densely built cottages. Winding streets and teeming with there of the tourists. very picturesque. The small Polperro Heritage Museum is all about the history of the region and with the aid of various photos you can see that this village was formerly very known, lived from fishing and especially of the smuggling. Proof of this is that along the small beach, huge rocks, where you can view the smuggling still caves. You can go into it, on its own responsibility, but then forget to bring no lamp: it is pitch dark. A pleasant thing for the kids! If you have read the history of this village, so you can imagine how the pirates hid their contraband here earlier! Really worth it to spend half a day here ... You will be in a totally different environment!
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  • August 16, 2017
    Really cute and small museum. It's definitely worth a visit if you're in Polperro. You get such a sense of community from it, with photos from people of the town. It was interesting to see how people ...  more »
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  • Picturesque harbour town with a little beach and boat trips. There is no public parking at the harbour. But a large pay and display carpark that is 750 metres inland. It is one road that leads down to the harbour with plenty of shops and cafes but if you don't want to walk there is a shuttle bus service from the car park down to the harbour and back again 😀
  • My mother, father and I moved to Polperro in 1947 when I was 7 years old I re-visited in July this year and everything is as I remember it, it is just as if 'time has stood still for all these years.' I visited the Museum and talked to the lady there, and still remembered some of the families names, I am visiting again in a few weeks. take care of it, it is one of Englands treasures
  • Beautiful - great info on historical smugglers and knitting
  • Beautiful little town with great little roads and a really nice beach with amazing views
  • A must.. if you are in the area

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