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St Ives Museum

Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
+44 1736 796005
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Should have been 5 stars

Fascinating museum with a huge amount to see. Very disappointed with the excessive number of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Redbourn, United Kingdom
via mobile
Eclectic mixture of artefacts

I took my 7 year old grandson here and he was fascinated. Clever idea to have a kid's competition... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Brian P
Stockport, UK
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Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
+44 1736 796005
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fascinating museum with a huge amount to see. Very disappointed with the excessive number of notices saying "No photography - by any means" We are trustees at our local museum and would not dream of banning photography. No flash photography would be reasonable.

Thank BloggerJR
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I took my 7 year old grandson here and he was fascinated. Clever idea to have a kid's competition to spot the cat models dotted around the museum to keep them interested

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 13 August 2017

What a complete surprise tucked away in St Ives! When on holiday had a lovely time wandering around this little museum, it is jammed packed. The lady on the front desk was very friendly and was telling us the history of St Ives. Would definitely...More

Thank Gemz1505
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We visited with 2 small children while on holiday and were hugely impressed. The staff at the entrance were friendly and highly knowledgable. The displays are meticulously presented in a very traditional style. The collections predominantly reflect nautical, railway and agricultural themes, but also local...More

Thank JWH-123
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Proper old fashioned museum, smells authentically musty lots of exhibits arranged sometimes a bit quirkily would recommend.

1  Thank PadMcPad
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I tried on several occasions, and at different times, but the place remained closed - so I was unable to gain entry! I was very disappointed indeed! And reading the other reviews, I really missed something special!

1  Thank JuneBug1939
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Attended with my 14 year old Daughter, as you wander around there would always be something that would catch your eye and then you would become adsorbed. fascinating exhibits of time gone by.

Thank father2017
Reviewed 23 July 2017

There really is a bit of everything in this museum and there is bound to be something to interest everyone. It is very easy to get absorbed in reading old news clippings and looking at photos and piecing together the heritage of the area. We...More

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Visited whilst on holiday in St Ives - a small museum with a surprising number of amazing and interesting items in their collection. Well worth a visit if you are in town.

Thank richardinns
Reviewed 4 July 2017

St Ives Museum is very interesting,- absolutely crammed with pictures, models, photos and artefacts about St Ives and the local area. It covers the history of fishing, boats, mining, lifeboats, railways and human stories. It has some interesting old photos of St Ives and there...More

2  Thank Sheilambutcher
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