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A nice and interesting museum, showing photos and various objects owned by the people who lived in... read more

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Jenika I
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Interesting visit

Loved this museum , reminds me of what museums were like when I was a child! So almost a museum of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago

St.Ives is one of my favourite places in the world and I was excited to delve into its history. However, I was disappointed to not only be banned from taking any photos but to be reminded of this fact in almost every corner of the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ellie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice and interesting museum, showing photos and various objects owned by the people who lived in St Ives and neighbouring areas. I thought it would be a small museum but it was actually bigger than expected: if I would have read every single info...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jenika I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this museum , reminds me of what museums were like when I was a child! So almost a museum of a museum! Fascinating arry of artifacts that make you realise how tough and physically demanding it must have been to live in these parts!...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank simon t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really liked this museum. Non of the new style multi-media stuff you get these days. Huge amount of exhibits to see. All very traditional and local. Cash only but cheap admission.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SimonIG10
Reviewed June 26, 2019 via mobile

A comprehensive museum telling the story of fishing, railways and the history of St Ives. Thousands of exhibits. Really a museum for adults Close by you can usually see the invisible man

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 11, 2019

Visited the museum whilst spending a week in st Ives quite reasonable to get in £3 quite a few different rooms to look in with alot of old pictures of st Ives what it used to be like plus alot of various items in cabinets...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

This museum is itself a museum piece showing how museums used to be, boring lacking any sort of coherence just basically a random collection of stuff. This is not what a museum should be about. The curator of the museum should take a visit to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019

Free, it's a must see for travellers in St Ives, didn't know it was flooded in 2010! Photo's to prove it, we loved looking round, worth the visit !!!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 121lozzy
Reviewed May 1, 2019

We were hosted by the very keen and chatty volunteers who were keen to share local knowledge. A huge and diverse collection of interesting objects from the area. Very good value!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank gillfarming
Reviewed April 18, 2019

A good place to go to get a view of life in Old St Ives. There is a stairlift for those unable to manage the stairs.

Date of experience: April 2019
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HayleyB1117
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Actually yes. They can get clipboards, find artefacts and answer questions as they go round.
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