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St Ives Museum

Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
01736 796005
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Ranked #10 of 18 Attractions in St Ives
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: The St Ives Museum is on Wheal Dream between The Harbour and Porthgwidden Beach. Entry is just £2 for adults and 50p for children. The museum is open... more »
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Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is a really great place if you are interested in the History of St Ives, it is packed full of all aspects of St Ives and displayed in an informative and user friendly style and it is very well priced. If you want to see how the people lived before tourism swallowed the town this place is a must.... More

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Barwon Heads
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A wonderfully eclectic collection of local and Cornish artefacts. Really gives one a good in site into the village and important aspects of its history. From tin mining to pickled herrings it's all here. The Hain shipping collection is particularly impressive. One of the best local museums we have ever visited.

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Helston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A gallery of St Ives in the past history.well worth a visit. Have you a couple of Hours to spare? Have you got a couple of quid to spare? If so I cannot recommend the Museum enough,friendly volunteers and a place to leave your bag free of charge whilst you take a look around. Magic. Cheers JD

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Full of strange objects in dusty cases... No bells No whistles No screens No buttons to press Seriously Its a good place to visit it brings to life the history and past life of this gorgeous town!

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This museum has everything relating to the local area, thought not always in a logical order. A treasure trove of different material, on two floors. Need to allow a couple of hours to full appreciate everything it has to offer. Very good value for money. They try to cater for children by getting them to find the 48 cats and... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Well worth a visit if its raining. If the sun is shining you will hit the beach. Make sure you have the correct change. Ask for London Dave or Richard to give you a tour.

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Ware, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Just above the harbour, has an interesting mixture of displays, from mining, through railways, to obviously sea faring with some fantastic models of shios and boats that have served St Ives through the years.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This houses quite an extraordinary collection of artefacts including mangles and typewriters made in St. Ives, exhibits devoted to the building of the branch railway, portraits of local dignitaries across the ages (MPs from the 17th to 19th centuries), news cuttings and photographs of a disastrous fire in the 1970s, not to mention many paintings from members of the St.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Come here when its raining perhaps, this is a truly entertaining, hilarious establishment ;-) Any old rope? If you didnt come for a very long holiday go to Barbara Hepworths instead

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A real old fashioned museum experience. Glass cabinets full of interesting artefacts. I enjoyed discovering the fabrics printed there- beautiful!

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