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St Ives Museum

Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
01736 796005
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Ranked #10 of 19 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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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

In the centre of St Ives this museum traces the history of the area. It covers all subjects from railways to farming and fishing, local characters and historical events. The museum houses a diverse collection of artefacts both ancient and modern.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Ok its a local interest museum, but the staff, probably volunteers, tried so hard to engage and be helpful we were very impressed. It's cheap and well worth browisng the exhibits as the collection is very varied.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

First time I have visited the museum and took some friends. Not only is the history of St Ives interesting but the curator Brian Stevens was fascinating and I would recommend anyone, locals and visitors to go and chat to Brian. A underrated local treasure

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a great little museum with something for everyone to look at.The old photos of St. Ives are particularly interesting and a reminder of what life was like before the holiday industry.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have visited the museum a few times. It is very reasonably priced and is a great experience to learn about this beautiful fishing village. Everything the museum holds is a must for any visitor. A brilliant insight into the history of St Ives. I hope the museum continues to entice people as these hidden gems are quite scarce and... More

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Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Small museum in St Ives that is packed full of mementos and history of the area. Good introduction to tin mining, fishing, families, etc. Inexpensive.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Working a museum and gallery tour in our walks around St. Ives, we stopped in to what appeared to be a small museum. For 2 pound we were happy to have a look about. Turns out there were numerous rooms with a variety of memorabilia from throughout the ages, giving a great feel for what the sea village must have... More

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Wheathampstead, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you need an excuse to avoid the crowds or just interested in St Ives and Cornwall do make the journey to this wonderful museum that is packed with interesting artifacts and photographs. Using old fashioned glass cases this fascinating collection is simply displayed with no need for modern interpretation aids and an absolute bargain at less than £3 admission... More

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

the St Ives Museum has many items from the fishing past and the way in which the locals lived and worked, its definitely worth a visit. Great photos of by gone days, and interesting stories and artefacts. The staff are volunteers and very friendly and helpful. If your in St Ives on a holiday its one of the places to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

As this is a small independent museum it is a unique one off. It's worth a look as it has a lot of artefacts that local people have donated and the volunteers who run it are helpful and friendly.

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