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St Ives Museum

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Address: Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
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Despite the exterior - give it a chance

This museum is absolutely crammed full of folk history, amazing items you just won't find anywhere else, including the C19 photos of the sailors pulled from the sea, the Joanna... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2015
Newbury, United Kingdom
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2015

This museum is absolutely crammed full of folk history, amazing items you just won't find anywhere else, including the C19 photos of the sailors pulled from the sea, the Joanna dolls and the amazing (although he has to be a fake) "Tiny".

1 Thank Araminta_Merrylegs
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

a snapshot back in time of how st ives used to be. now the well to do rent cottages close to the harbour when in fact the poor workers lived here and the rich to the back of st ives, how things change. lots of interesting history.

Thank markieboy7
Bath, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015

This museum has a wonderfull collection of historical items associated with St Ives and the fishing/mining industry. Its a large exhibition over 2 floors and practically covers life over many years from the early 1700's onwards. Although the layout hasnt changed much over the years, and in some cases could do with a "refresh" its well presented and the staff... More 

Thank Steve C
Llandudno, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

I really enjoyed my spontaneous trip to this little museum.They do not over charge which is a bonus.They have interesting historical artifacts (if your into all that??),my children even enjoyed it to my surprise (my children are 13 & 7).The staff are very friendly and are only too happy to answer any questions.I would say it is not very well... More 

Thank Heidi F
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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389 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

Lacking in information about most of the objects. At least one hour needed to see everything. Very cheap entry.

Thank cngj
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47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2014

I hope that they never try to improve this museum, I love the way it is, it is perfect and I have had many happy visits here through out my life. The museum is full of old style museum charm, dusty objects in-cases with hand written labels, the museum is much a museum of its self, as are the objects... More 

Thank Happy20102010
Derby, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014

My great grand daughter & I visit St Ives quite frequently, & we always find time to pop into this lovely old museum which is packed with interesting treasures. There is far too much to digest in one visit, & every time we go, we learn or see something new. It is a real trip down memory lane, because when... More 

Thank pat w
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173 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

I have been visting the town since the mid 1950's but is some years since I visited the Museum which has grown quite considerably. FAR too much to see in one visit but all very interesting bits of "old St Ives" the fishing, boat building, mining and town life with pictures on may old characters. Wee worth a visit but... More 

Thank johnwetherill
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

In the centre of St Ives this museum traces the history of the area. It covers all subjects from railways to farming and fishing, local characters and historical events. The museum houses a diverse collection of artefacts both ancient and modern.

Thank Anthony S
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Ok its a local interest museum, but the staff, probably volunteers, tried so hard to engage and be helpful we were very impressed. It's cheap and well worth browisng the exhibits as the collection is very varied.

Thank MeonValleyOdbod

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