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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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Small but interesting.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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London UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A small off-shoot of the London Tate Modern; you have to know this - not the Tate Britain. So expect installations and abstract art - some good Bridget Rileys, but otherwise, for very speciliast tastes. Sad little café on top floor but has wonderful views.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Teignmouth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It was closed and looked abandoned, as the windows were boarded up. I am now trying to fill up this review so that I can post it, what else could I say?

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 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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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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235 reviews 235 reviews
66 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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