Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol, Looe

Old Guildhall Museum and Gaol, Looe

The Museum and Gaol is contained in a 15th century listed building with a fascinating display of Looe’s past: the building itself retains many of its Medieval features, ancient cells and the original raised magistrates bench. With exhibits from the Bronze Age to the modern day, there’s no shortage of things to look at, including our new Smuggling Immersive Cabinet and our Augmented Reality model of Looe Island which takes you back to 1160.

The museum is spread over two floors and you enter into the upper floor of the building, which from 1587 to 1878, was the East Looe Town Hall and Magistrates Court. Beneath the magnificent timber-framed roof, laws were made and enforced, and the town was administered by the Mayor and Corporation, known as Burgesses. Downstairs, you will find more exhibits, plus the two cells used to hold the criminals of Looe in the past. This really was a case of 'send them down' from the court above.

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Admission & prices

Please check the website for details of opening times from 17th May 2021. The museum is using a timed booking system which can be accessed at: https://old-guildhall-museum-and-gaol.arttickets.org.uk/

Adults: £2
Children (5 yrs-16): £1
Family: £4.50

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Information

The Old Guildhall Museum and Gaol is run by East Looe Town Trust.

There is disabled access to the lower floor of the museum using a ramp, and we have a television which gives a tour of the upstairs of the museum. Please ring 01503 263709 so we are prepared for your visit.

We welcome dogs on leads.

The Old Guildhall Museum and Gaol
The Guildhall
Fore St
East Looe
Cornwall
East Looe
PL13 1BW

T: 01503 263709
E: info@eastlooetowntrust.co.uk

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Old Guildhall Museum and Gaol, Looe

The Old Guildhall Museum and Gaol
The Guildhall
Fore St
East Looe
Cornwall

East Looe, CORNWALL PL13 1BW