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Historic Looe

During your stay in Looe you may wish to take some time to step back into the past and discover Looe’s rich heritage. The museum is a good place to start. Situated in the Old Guildhall and Goal, It contains everything from prehistoric finds, up-to memories of World War II. It,s also a great place to go if you are researching family history. Information on the history of The Old Malt House is contained in the museum.

The Old Malt House 1889


You can also wonder around the town using the Looe Heritage trail to guide you. This is a great way of discovering what the old buildings were used for and you might even find yourselves walking along streets you didn’t even know existed.Looe is full of History and has retained its historic character to the present day. Looe gives those who stay the opportunity to experience authentic Cornwall.

The Old Malt House dates back to the 17th century and is believed to have been used in the production of Whisky which when made was carried next door to the pub where it was sold in copious quantities to local fishermen and no doubt a few pirates, smugglers and wreckers too!

Looe Museum contains information on the history of the Malt House.