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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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London, United Kingdom
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165 reviews 165 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This houses quite an extraordinary collection of artefacts including mangles and typewriters made in St. Ives, exhibits devoted to the building of the branch railway, portraits of local dignitaries across the ages (MPs from the 17th to 19th centuries), news cuttings and photographs of a disastrous fire in the 1970s, not to mention many paintings from members of the St.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Come here when its raining perhaps, this is a truly entertaining, hilarious establishment ;-) Any old rope? If you didnt come for a very long holiday go to Barbara Hepworths instead

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A real old fashioned museum experience. Glass cabinets full of interesting artefacts. I enjoyed discovering the fabrics printed there- beautiful!

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Tofino, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a treasure! We enjoyed our visit and seeing this jam packed museum. From there moment that we arrived and spoke with one of the museum staff who made us feel very welcome until the moment that we left, we were absorbed in the local history. This is well worth a visit.

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Keep walking along the front of St Ives leads you to a Museum sign that is then just 50 metres or so away. Displaying many interesting artefacts of St Ives its a gem not to be missed.To keep the young ones interested approximately 49 little cats and kittens are placed among the displays for you to find and count. Be... More

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Beaminster, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Fantastic museum. Entry price ridiculously low. Crammed with stuff. We took our 6 and 3 year old boys who loved the mining and fishing displays and artefacts.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

There is a lot about the past fishing and life boat stories with a seating area showing videos of how St Ives used to look. There are lots of things to look at from the past and for £2.00 its excellent value. Well worth a visit.

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Leeds
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Such a fantastic museum that cost only £2 per adult but was packed with history. The ladies who worked there were lovely too - best value in St Ives and well worth a visit

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A small museum but loads to see and loads to read and only £2.00 to get in. Its fascinating and educational and well worth a visit.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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