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St Ives Museum

Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
+44 1736 796005
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Quirky and fascinating

Loads of interesting things to see and such a lot of variety that there should be something to... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2016
Gilli B
,
Penzance, United Kingdom
Unpretenious but absorbing

This museum is really memorable. If you take the time to read the material and imagine yourself in... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2016
DavidCarolKt
,
Hereford, United Kingdom
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“local history” (14 reviews)
“bits and bobs” (3 reviews)
“tin mining” (5 reviews)
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Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
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+44 1736 796005
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"rainy day"
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"interesting items"
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"worth a visit"
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"little gem"
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"per adult"
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"few hours"
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"on display"
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"artifacts"
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

Loads of interesting things to see and such a lot of variety that there should be something to interest everyone. A local flavour and eclectic mix of artefacts, memorabilia, photographs etc

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Reviewed 10 January 2016

This museum is really memorable. If you take the time to read the material and imagine yourself in St Ives in times past this is a great insight into the way that Cornish people lived their lives.

Thank DavidCarolKt
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

St Ives museum is great, a super place to while away a couple of hours or so in the unlikely event that it might ever rain in St Ives! You'll learn a lot about the town, its history and challenges over the years, as well...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2015

This museum was amazing value for money , just £1.50 to enter , with so many different displays and photographs you could spend half a weeks holiday looking around. Very helpful voluntary staff who are obviously passionate about St,Ives and it's history.

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Reviewed 14 October 2015

We spent three hours in this fascinating museum, learning all about pilchard fishing, tin mining, farming and the local history. Wide range of exhibits, including railway and maritime memorabilia, too many to mention. A surprise round every corner. It should appeal to adults and children....More

Thank Gail N
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

Ok lots of stairs but there is a stairlift. I've never seen such a wide range of artefacts giving such a wide history of a place and a people. There's something for everyone and it's not boring, I loved the cats, but kept losing count...More

Thank Judith w
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

Excellent value for £2 ideal for a damp afternoon and staff very friendly and knowledgeable; much about the history of St Ives and some genuinely moving anecdotes about the fishermen and lifeboat crews lost at sea

Thank Ian J
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

This small museum covers all the event in the lives of the working people in the past from St Ives. Ver inexpensive and you can spend a couple of hours look at all the lives of St Ives

Thank barnwood
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

Amazing place! The history of St Ives! A must visit! They have a room downstairs running a loop of a video showing St Ives from when it was a fishing port years ago! Fabulous!

Thank Jean O
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

Lively area. Plenty going. Lots of hire boars around. and seagulls. RNLI boat in the water when we visited. Do call at the lifeboat station. . ~Lots effaces, bars and galleries in the area.

Thank Liz M
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Hayley B
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Response from JWH-123 | Reviewed this property |
Actually yes. They can get clipboards, find artefacts and answer questions as they go round.
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