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St Ives Museum

Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
01736 796005
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Even our 13 year old enjoyed wandering about looking at all the curios and artefacts. It's probably not great for young children, but then I think even the most whizzbang of museums are wasted on them a lot of the time. Makes a refreshing change from the over-curated, bells and whistles attractions that proliferate these days and was at least... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Came across this museum late afternoon and so glad we went in. Small entry fee to get in and very friendly gentleman on the desk who was joined by a lady on departure. Was really interesting looking at all the old photos of the town, the people and of course reading about the various shipwrecks over the years. There was... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

At only £2 per adult, it would be rude not to help keep this great little gem going! Very interesting history to the area and great to see old pictures verses the modern day. It's obvious someone who loves the area created this museum and the love for the village shines through.

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staffordshire, united kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is a great museum. Lots of old photos , tools, etc. which showed what life was years ago. Well worth a visit. great admission price too. recommend it to anyone.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This museum of St Ives is truly a history of the area, from the local people to the ship owners of the area. Well worth the entrance fee to while away an hour.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

A wonderful dusty old collection of the history of St Ives. So many little bits and bobs that tell the whole story.

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Woking
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

A great place to get a feel for the real St Ives before it became a tourist hotspot! The old photos are amazing and highlight how hard the lives of people actually was

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Grimsby
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

this is well worth a visit ,lots to see and learn about in farming and mining ,shipping fashion .yes very interesting .

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england
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A good 1hr for a rainy or cloudy day,very interesting and plenty crammed in a small area,very helpful staff

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Truro, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This museum is full of interesting stuff, for all ages. Children can see the smallest dog in the world, and go on the "spot the cat images" trail. No grants or outside finance, so £2 admission fee, 50 pence for kids. Price of a cup of coffee! Room full of large model ships, a telescope; downstairs, reproduction pilchard cellar, where... More

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