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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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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We really enjoyed this small museum, Some interesting items, some bizarre but overall a good way to spend a couple of (wet) hours whilst in St Ives. Cheap admission, helpful staff. Would visit again.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I love this museum - I've been twice now and would go again. I really like that it is quite old fashioned and doesn't have lots of high tech stuff - plenty to see without that.

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Well worth the £2 entry fee. So much to see and read, but beware it's not interactive or gimmicky. We loved it and found it fascinating, but there was so much to see that we intend to go back again during our next visit to prevent information overload!

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

What a great place & at just £2 it is very good value, Please Please do pay this museum a visit, Also the staff were very friendly & helpful.

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london
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121 reviews 121 reviews
32 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

a fair number of exhibits but i wouldn't bother unless you are really into modern art. i was more fascinated by the building and how the curved glass reflects the sea and the neighbourhood when viewed from inside and also the views fro mthe terrace cafe. maybe it's because i live close to tate modern in London and i have... More

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Stockton Heath
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Got to be honest, I really did not think that The St. Ives Museum would be any good but for the £2 entrance fee, I thought why not try it... I was pleasantly surprised and I really enjoyed it...it is defiantly worth a visit.

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Love history, so enjoyed content. We visited last time we were in St Ives, but didn't affect our enjoyment.

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England
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86 reviews 86 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We were looking forward to our visit to this iconic building - which really is beautiful - but were rather rattled by the cost of admission (£11) once we looked around the exhibits, which are surprisingly few. The cafe is free to visit so we'd recommend doing that!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Loved a walk back through history of St ives. Staff very helpful and friendly. Too much to look at for me in one go (disabled), so will be back one day to take more in.

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Unfortunately we got to this museum without much time to look around much before it closed. It was really interesting and informative and given the opportunity we will go again and make sure we give ourselves more time

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