20 Best Museums and Art Galleries In Looe Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Museums and Art Galleries In Looe

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in Looe in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 29 Looe museums and art galleries to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Ships at Charlestown Shipwreck Centre in St Austell

Charlestown Shipwreck Centre

  • St Austell
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Charlestown Shipwreck Centre, housed in old china clay loading premises on the waterfront, has an interesting collection of objects that have been re...

Outside view of Merchant's House Museum in Plymouth

Merchant's House Museum

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Currently closed for conservation work until further notice. Today, the Merchant's House Museum is the largest and finest surviving example of a late...

Outside view of Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery has permanent galleries with extensive collections in fine art, decorative art, human history (including archaeo...

Outside view of Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum in Launceston

Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum

  • Launceston
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Probably the finest collection of smuggling artefacts in the country, featuring 'The History Of Jamaica Inn' an educational and historical theatre sh...

Outside view of Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust in Tavistock

Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust

  • Tavistock
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust is an award winning museum attraction that forms part of a World Heritage site. Features include a historic vi...

A group of boys playing at Buckland Abbey, Photo credit National Trust/John Millar

Buckland Abbey

  • Yelverton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Got little history buffs? At Buckland Abbey in Devon, you’ll discover over 700 years of history wrapped up in the beautiful abbey and estate packed f...

Exhibit at Dartmoor Prison Museum in Princetown

Dartmoor Prison Museum

  • Princetown
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dartmoor Prison Museum, which used to be advertised as Dartmoor Prison Heritage Centre, offers the chance to learn about one of the most famous (and...

Exhibition room at Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle

Museum of Witchcraft

  • Boscastle
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Witchcraft, which can be found by the harbour in Boscastle, is amongst Cornwall's most popular museums, and houses the largest collection o...

Girl at ShelterBox Visitor Centre in Truro

ShelterBox Visitor Centre

  • Truro
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Take an insight look into charity work at ShelterBox Visitor Centre in Truro. The whole family will have a chance to get involved in the interactive...

Outside view of Pendennis Castle in Falmouth

Pendennis Castle

  • Falmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Pendennis Castle is acknowledged to be one of the finest fortresses built by Henry VIII, so history buffs and imaginative kids are in for a treat! Yo...

Kids watching boats on indoor lake at National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

  • Falmouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

National Maritime Museum Cornwall are Triple Award Winners, voted Visitor Attraction of the Year two years running at the Cornwall Tourism Awards: al...

Street view of Museum of Dartmoor Life in Okehampton

Museum of Dartmoor Life

  • Okehampton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Dartmoor Life is a good way to explore the history of Dartmoor. How were sheep shorn on Dartmoor? What did the inside of a Bronze Age round...

House of Marbles guest

House of Marbles4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bovey Tracey
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Explore a history of glass and watch master craftsmen at work from the viewing platform inside the working glassworks on site. Look through the colle...

Exhibit at Dartmouth Museum

Dartmouth Museum

  • Dartmouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dartmouth Museum is a small friendly museum in an old house in Dartmouth. It might even be haunted! We love kids. We just can't eat a whole one! And...

Outside view of Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre in Helston

Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre

  • Helston
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre Established in 1619, the twin towers of Lizard Lighthouse mark the most southerly point of mainland Britain. The li...

Outside view of Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery in Torquay

Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery

  • Torquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery offers visitors Medieval Abbey Ruins to explore, a Historic House and Gardens, Interactive Galleries and Art C...

Fossil rocks at Brixham Heritage Museum

Brixham Heritage Museum

  • Brixham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Brixham Heritage Museum offers a fascinating way to discover the complete history of the small fishing town of Brixham, with a number of interesting...

Ship at The Golden Hind at Brixham

The Golden Hind at Brixham

  • Brixham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Golden Hind at Brixham is a full sized replica of one of the most iconic ships from the age of exploration being a feature of this picturesque ha...

Torquays Dinosaur World

Torquays Dinosaur World4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Torquay
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Torquays Dinosaur World throws you hands-first into Jurassic territory where fossils come to life! See life-sized dinos and learn loads about our pre...

Outside view of Torquay Museum

Torquay Museum

  • Torquay
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Torquay Museum is a family-friendly museum with games, quizzes and trails plus blockbuster summer exhibitions designed to engage children and adults...

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