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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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Nice visit hiding from some rain

So much squeezed in to a tiny building. Lots of local history, could take a whole day to read it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Packs a lot in

Considering the size there's a lot to see and some good history of The Isles. Ideal for passing the... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Hornchurch, 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 good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“two floors” (7 reviews)
Church Street | Hugh Town, St. Mary's, TR21 0JT, England
+44 1720 422337
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We walked passed this Museum several times as it looked very small and not worth a visit. On our last morning we were persuaded to go. Yes it is small. However if you want to spend an hour and more getting a wide knowledge of...More

1  Thank Theenglishcritic
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is an excellent way to pass an hour or two on St. Mary's especially if the weather is wet. The exhibition on 2 floors affords some excellent insights into island life over the centuries. If you are interested in ship wrecks, this is a...More

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21 January 2017|
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