If you are visiting or staying in the St Ives area and you want a little break from all the art galleries and workshops and the lovely food and drink outlets then I recommend a visit. The museum is located just slightly above and overlooking the working pier and is a privately owned and managed concern, there is a modest entrance fee and visitors may also leave a donation to help with the upkeep.
What I should point out is this is not a 'childrens' museum so you will not find a lot of hands on noise generating exhibits, having said that children are welcome here!
What you will find is an eclectic collection of locally sourced artefacts tracing the history and development of St Ives and it's surrounding area. There are exhibits on the local shipping business, the railway, farming as well as fishing. The museum contains an amazing number of individual items that have been largely donated by local people. There is also an area devoted to St ives at War tracing the story of local involvement in the two world wars.
Worth a visit!
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