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Isles of Scilly Museum

Church Street | Hugh Town, St. Mary's, TR21 0JT, England
+44 1720 422337
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A Fantastic Cross-section of Silly Life

A superb range of artefacts, arranged with well researched commentary, telling the history of all... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Plymouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
An interesting local museum

This is an ideal place to visit, as we did, on a rainy day. The museum is near the centre of... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Richmond, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rainy day” (10 reviews)
“two floors” (8 reviews)
Church Street | Hugh Town, St. Mary's, TR21 0JT, England
+44 1720 422337
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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.

Thank lawrencehill
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
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
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
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
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

1  Thank Nick S
Reviewed 10 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
Reviewed 25 May 2017

As regular visitors to Scilly we always call in to the museum to see the new annual display and go back to the fantastic collections of archaeology, ship wrecks and social history. Its small, compact and can get very crowded on a rainy day but...More

Thank Gill S
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My husband and I spent 2 hours here learning aabout the history and people of the isles. Including the civil war and ww1 and how the sea rules the lives of those in the Isles

Thank collettee303
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The staff we're very helpful, they had stair lifts for the disabled all the way round the museum there were chairs to sit on. The history of the Isles was displayed in chronological order with all the ship wrecks, war info, birds, lighthouses etc. Wish...More

Thank Bernard H
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21 January 2017|
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