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St Ives Museum

Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
+44 1736 796005
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What a little gem

St Ives museum is great, a super place to while away a couple of hours or so in the unlikely event... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2015
Shipston-on-Stour, United Kingdom
Great way to spend a few hours on a cloudy day

This museum was amazing value for money , just £1.50 to enter , with so many different displays and... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2015
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“packed full” (7 reviews)
“bits and bobs” (3 reviews)
“couple of hours” (12 reviews)
Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
+44 1736 796005
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Reviewed 12 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

1  Thank caribbeanoldies
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.

Thank Furryflaps
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
Reviewed 7 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
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
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
Reviewed 11 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
Reviewed 10 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
Reviewed 4 September 2015

You might find museums 'stuffy', but not this one. It's packed with interest and local history. St Ives has a lot of history, and it is well covered. And it's free. Definitely worth a view if the weather is poor (as it often is in...More

Thank nicknike
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Some good models to see quite a small museum, small entry charge. Good to see the old pictures of sailors in the bay etc, also has the smallest dog in the world!

1  Thank tortoisecobbler
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