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Address: Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
Phone Number: 01736 796005
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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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

There was a photography exhibition, but no other works of art to see. The location of the gallery is amazing! The locker keeps your £1 coin as a donation. l had already made an additional donation when l purchased my tickets.

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maidenhead
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 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 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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203 reviews 203 reviews
50 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

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

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Derby
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 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 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 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 

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Bath
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131 reviews 131 reviews
49 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 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 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 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.

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