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“This is about Cornwall...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St Ives Museum

St Ives Museum
Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
01736 796005
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Ranked #12 of 45 things to do in St Ives
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“This is about Cornwall...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This collection started as a local effort by amateur enthusiasts, and has become an impressive treasure-house of Cornwall memorabilia. Mining, seafaring and agriculture are all covered well, with many incidental delights. Particular highlights for me were the photograph collection (I ordered two prints that stood out in my imagination), the history of St Ives harbour, and the farming implements - business-like and dangerous-looking! I technically withdraw a half-star for the lack of interactive displays - but they cost a lot, and in any case part of the charm here is the way this collection has grown organically and with a lot of dedication. It doesn't need gimmicks, and is an ideal, should-see complement to the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro.

Visited May 2013
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Leicester
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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“Fascinating Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I spent an hour here but could easily have stayed longer. Very varied content so I would imagine that there would be something of interest to anyone visiting this museum. I particularly liked the displays of Crysede block printed fabrics and the fine knitwear. Also fascinated by the steam driven printing press and the diplay about pilchard packing. There are some wonderful old photographs on display too. Wopuld recommend this to anyone visiting St Ives.

Visited May 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“lovely museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

very interesting place to see with loads to learn. Kids luved it too, a very pretty museum would definitely visit again

Visited May 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Very welcoming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Fantastic price and staff, friendliest in cornwall in fact! Some great displays and information about st ives soon got round it but would return for sure

Visited April 2013
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Neath, United Kingdom
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“the wharf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

to see my greatgrand/dads donations (pics) to the museum was amazing :-) its well worth a visit all the history of st ives i loved it will be going back september this year for 2 weeks used 2 go there as a child to my grandparents gift shop

Visited September 2012
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