East Looe Town Trust

Registered Charity No: 1166934

VAT Registration No: 526 8810 29

East Looe Town Trust
Fore Street
East Looe
PL13 1AA

Tel: 01503 263709



The Trust is generally opento the public at the times below, but may vary

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00 to 14:00 (closed 12:30 to 13:00)
Closed: Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun

To make an appointment outside of these hours,
please call or email the Trust Office

Public Holidays: Closed

Welcome to the official website of East Looe Town Trust

Welcome to the website of East Looe Town Trust. We aim to keep the community and visitors informed about what the Trust does throughout the year to support the local community and help make Looe a wonderful destination for visitors.

Trust Prepares for Summer Season

The summer season is fast approaching and Trust staff are busy getting the beach and seafront into great condition to welcome visitors and locals. This year we will trial bins for disposable barbecues, as these are potentially dangerous for our staff to handle and, when still hot, can melt our bins! Barbecues are permitted only if they do not cause danger or annoyance to other beach users. We will also put cages on the seafront where people can putitems like boogie boards, buckets, spades, waterguns etc. One will be for bulky, broken items, so they don't block up our bins and the other one will be for items people don't want to take home, but which someone else can use. Hopefully this will help reduce the amount of waste and the avoid some items ending up in the sea.  

In June the Trust hopes to take delivery of our new tractor so we can continue to take seaweed off of the main part of the beach and smooth the beach out of holes and sand mounds. The Trust is very grateful to generous contributions from West Looe Town Trust and Looe Town Council towards the cost of the tractor -over £22,000.

After 2 1/2 years with the Trust, Trust Manager, Anona Vazquez-Masson is leaving us. She has been an enormous assetto the Trust, introducing much-needed modernisation, and will be greatly missed. Our best wishes go to Anona and her family. We hope to have a new Trust Manager in place soon to keep the Trust on track with all the work coming up. Simeon Daley is joining Antony and Billy in the Maintenance Team over the busy summer period keeping the seafront, beach and Wooldown clean and tidy.  

Our beautiful, multi award-winning museum opened for the season on 1st April, with many changes and improvements already in place and more to come soon. It is well worth a visit to find out fascinating and surprising things about the history of Looe and its people.

From the Chairman and Trustees


20 May 2019

Re-opening of the Looe Old Guildhall Museum & Goal

On the 1st April the Museum opened its doors for a new season with a flourish of good news and achievements. To mark the opening for the new season the puppet based on Captain Thomas Bond sliced through the ribbon with his sword. Captain Bond was a famous son of Looe and Commander of the East Looe Volunteer Corps, The Diehards, established to defend the town during the Napoleonic wars 1798 – 1810 Their motto was ‘Never Say Die’

Mayor, Armand Toms (pictured with Museum staff) said how pleased he was with the success of the museum and what a credit the 19 volunteer staff were, and its success was down to their fantastic effort.

The museum has a fascinating collection of artefacts which give an insight into the Town’s history over the ages. Entry fee has been held at £2.00 per adult with children under 18 free entry.

Petra Stephenson, Manager of the Museum volunteer group, said how pleased she and her fellow volunteers are in their success and being able to tell stories from Looe and involving the whole community.

Petra said ‘The museum’s share of a recent £700k grant (£135,000) we won will be used to towards an immersion reality project in conjunction with Falmouth University - we look forward to being able to use the Reality possibilities in the Museum to enhance our artefacts and stories of Looe’.

Last year the Museum attracted approximately 5,000 visitors and over 1,000 children.

The museum will remain open until mid-November. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 11.00am to 4.00pm. Weekend opening is 11.00am to 1.30pm, longer if there are sufficient volunteers.

Further details on the Museum are available on our website www.eastlooetowntrust.co.uk

3 April 2019

About the East Looe Town Trust

The East Looe Town Trust is a registered charity and owns open areas such as the East Looe Beach and Seafront and the Wooldown, as well as buildings, including the Old Guildhall and Gaol, which houses the Museum, the “new” (1878) Guildhall and a number of other properties.

The Trust is responsible for the maintenance of all these areas and buildings for the benefit of the community now and in the future. Where funds are available the Trust makes modest local charitable donations.

We try to keep the public informed on our website and through social media. We welcome interest and enquiries and, within our limited resources will try to respond as best we can.

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