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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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Unpretenious but absorbing

This museum is really memorable. If you take the time to read the material and imagine yourself in St Ives in times past this is a great insight into the way that Cornish people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is really memorable. If you take the time to read the material and imagine yourself in St Ives in times past this is a great insight into the way that Cornish people lived their lives.

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Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

St Ives museum is great, a super place to while away a couple of hours or so in the unlikely event that it might ever rain in St Ives! You'll learn a lot about the town, its history and challenges over the years, as well as get a feel for what life was life for previous generations of Cornish people,... More 

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Cullompton
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68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This museum was amazing value for money , just £1.50 to enter , with so many different displays and photographs you could spend half a weeks holiday looking around. Very helpful voluntary staff who are obviously passionate about St,Ives and it's history.

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Thank Furryflaps
Athens, Greece
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30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We spent three hours in this fascinating museum, learning all about pilchard fishing, tin mining, farming and the local history. Wide range of exhibits, including railway and maritime memorabilia, too many to mention. A surprise round every corner. It should appeal to adults and children. The staff were very helpful and fetched the major source book on the famous Chrysede... More 

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Thank Gail N
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Ok lots of stairs but there is a stairlift. I've never seen such a wide range of artefacts giving such a wide history of a place and a people. There's something for everyone and it's not boring, I loved the cats, but kept losing count when my attention was caught by another area,it was fun to see things we had... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Excellent value for £2 ideal for a damp afternoon and staff very friendly and knowledgeable; much about the history of St Ives and some genuinely moving anecdotes about the fishermen and lifeboat crews lost at sea

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barnwood
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414 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This small museum covers all the event in the lives of the working people in the past from St Ives. Ver inexpensive and you can spend a couple of hours look at all the lives of St Ives

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Thank barnwood
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Amazing place! The history of St Ives! A must visit! They have a room downstairs running a loop of a video showing St Ives from when it was a fishing port years ago! Fabulous!

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Thank Jean O
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Lively area. Plenty going. Lots of hire boars around. and seagulls. RNLI boat in the water when we visited. Do call at the lifeboat station. . ~Lots effaces, bars and galleries in the area.

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Thank Liz M
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

You might find museums 'stuffy', but not this one. It's packed with interest and local history. St Ives has a lot of history, and it is well covered. And it's free. Definitely worth a view if the weather is poor (as it often is in Cornwall).

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