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Check for opening times as it is not always open, but worth a visit as it has much memorabilia from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
Good exhibits and jolly volunteers

I paid a short visit to the museum to try and find information about childhood holidays in the... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Philip L
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Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
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All reviews hand written local fishing tin mining rainy day couple of hours eclectic mix run by volunteers worth a visit admission fee few hours little gem per adult on display artifacts photos farming canyon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Check for opening times as it is not always open, but worth a visit as it has much memorabilia from the area and is quirky and informative.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PaulDH2011
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I paid a short visit to the museum to try and find information about childhood holidays in the town. The volunteers were jolly, helpful and welcoming and did their best to answer questions about people I met 60 years ago. An entertaining episode in an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Philip L
Reviewed 29 September 2018

St Ives Museum was once a pilchard cellar and later a laundry. The upper floor was also the Seaman's Mission. The building was turned into a museum in 1968 and is staffed by volunteers. It showcases the history of St Ives from its earliest beginnings...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We found this quite fasinating and intestering. Although our party were adults we found it quite fun to find the hidden teddies put around to add interest for the children.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank pammysummers
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Our second visit, after a few years, such a lot of maritime history/history of St Ives. We should all , as visitors, visit here at least once. Run by volunteers and a lot of information on the fishing industry of the past too. Thank you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank V B
Reviewed 19 September 2018

On the face of it the museum is nice enough but who in this century believes the general public would be happy to pay for entry only to be faced with sign after sign saying no photography? It's not as if they are flogging a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

The museum mostly deals with the local social, agricultural and industrial history. There are however especially interesting displays concerning fishing and a fine collection of memorabilia regarding the Hain Line - a global shipping line that was once run from the town. It was particularly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bobcat202
Reviewed 29 August 2018

It seems as if everyone who has ever lived in St. Ives cleared their grandparents' storage basements and donated their things to this museum. It is absolutely full of old odds and ends, which pretty much define the history of St. Ives as a residential...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank carpjsc
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This a small local museum covering two floors. They have lots of cases full of photographs and artefacts. In fact, there was some donated Victorian clothes which were fab see. A good local attraction to visit. The museum does have a small admission fee, but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tasia M
Reviewed 25 August 2018

A wonderful museum, which conveyed so much about the local history of the place - through an amazing variety of donated items, very imaginatively displayed, installations about the local industries and culture, and fascinating old film footage. The attendants were also a mine of interesting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cecilia R
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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.