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Isles of Scilly Museum

Church Street | Hugh Town, TR21 0JT, England
+44 1720 422337
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Everything You Would Want in a Museum

Superb, packed with information - all the boards very readable, too - and made most welcome. Looked... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Anthony P
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
Simply Excellent and Captivating

We called by on an inclement day and so very glad we did. Its a mere £3.50 to go in and if you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CiderMonkey
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Zululand, South Africa
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Exhibits of local interest from pre-history to the present day: the Romano-British brooches and coins from Nornour; the Bryher Sword and Mirror; the Civil War in Scilly; finds from many shipwrecks; model boats; collections of birds, shells and clay pipes; an old Scillonian kitchen and much, much more. The Museum is in Church Street, Hugh Town, St Mary's, half-way between the Town Hall and the Parish Church. We have an excellent reference library and a growing collection of family history records, accessible to the public by appointment with the Curator.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Church Street | Hugh Town, TR21 0JT, England
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+44 1720 422337
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Superb, packed with information - all the boards very readable, too - and made most welcome. Looked forward to learning the history of the islands and was not disappointed.

Thank Anthony P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We called by on an inclement day and so very glad we did. Its a mere £3.50 to go in and if you wish to leave for lunch then the ticket will allow a return. Great news. The place is full to the brim of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This smallish museum has all the things you'd expect: ships equipment, models, history of wrecks, birds and sealife, and a few that take you by surprise. We especially liked the section on archaeology, including a very rare bronze sword and lots of pottery

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

A superb range of artefacts, arranged with well researched commentary, telling the history of all aspects of Scilly life. Staff and volunteers are helpful and infectiously enthusiastic! A must-visit while you're here.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is an ideal place to visit, as we did, on a rainy day. The museum is near the centre of Hugh Town not far from the town hall and tourist information centre. The cost of entry is £3.50. The displays are on two floors...More

Thank SergeLourie
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

So much squeezed in to a tiny building. Lots of local history, could take a whole day to read it all if you're really committed.

Thank MattW79
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Considering the size there's a lot to see and some good history of The Isles. Ideal for passing the time for an hour or two, good value and friendly staff.

Thank Wooler
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Considering this is a tiny museum inside an ugly concrete block in a tiny town on a small island several hours away from the mainland it is incredible. If there is any fault with it, it is the sheer amount of stuff to look at....More

Thank Martin A
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Isles of Scilly is famous for it's fantastic views. But it also has a lot of history. Not least the shipwrecks and all its maritime stuff. Not just that but social history. This is a great display and you can spend hours going round...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We visited here on a cold windy day before the weather turned. It was not expensive and had a wealth of history in it. We stayed over an hour and it was a good experience and worth the visit. I particularly enjoyed reading about the...More

Thank Samantha S
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