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St Ives Museum

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Address: Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
Phone Number: 01736 796005
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We visited when on a day in St. Ives, Out of the way and looking a bit like an auction house, it didn't give a good first impression. Its cheap to enter and once you delve in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Shaw, United Kingdom
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Shaw, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We visited when on a day in St. Ives, Out of the way and looking a bit like an auction house, it didn't give a good first impression. Its cheap to enter and once you delve in the place is a great in regards to the history of St. Ives and all associated with the sea and way of live... More 

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UK
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

With the British summer weather always being unpredictable, there are always likely to be the odd cloudy or rainy day when spending a week in St Ives. The great news is that the St Ives Museum is a great place to while away an hour or so if its not beach weather. The museum has recently re-opened after a longer... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

An absolutely packed gem telling the history of St Ives - everything from shipwrecks to clothes, railways to schools, war to ships and fishing to animal life! The entry price is ridiculously cheap at just £2!!! A must visit.

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Somerset, England
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40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The museum opened on 20 July 2015 and I understand this is for the rest of the season. Stand facing the sea at St Ives and it's located at the end of Smeaton's Pier off to your left. The museum is not difficult to find and there's a helpful brown sign as you get close. There is a small admission... More 

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London, UK
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

When we got to the museum, we found it closed up and neglected, with a notice saying something about maintenance by the landlord. We had looked up its website beforehand but didn't see any mention of this. Grr!

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Interesting and informative visit, we enjoyed looking around this museum and enjoyed the time we spent here worth a visit especially if the weather is a bit iffy.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

History of St Ives .The museum is situated on the land that juts out in the sea and is based on the fishing industry in the past.Well worth a visit.Dave P.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 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".

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maidenhead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 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.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 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 

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Address: Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
Phone Number: 01736 796005
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives

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