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St Ives Museum

Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
+44 1736 796005
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Eclectic Mix of Local History

For £3.00 entry fee you enter into a cornucopia of local history. In the pot-pourri on offer, you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
SwordMaiden
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Fascinating local history

A great museum to amble around, learning about the local history. An eclectic mix of fascinating... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gelvisblue
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“local history” (14 reviews)
“tin mining” (5 reviews)
“packed full” (7 reviews)
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Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
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+44 1736 796005
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"couple of hours"
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"little gem"
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"per adult"
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"few hours"
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"tucked away"
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"artifacts"
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"fishing"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

For £3.00 entry fee you enter into a cornucopia of local history. In the pot-pourri on offer, you should find something to absorb you for a while. Whether it is maritime history, local traditions, clothing or farming, there is an exhibit. Looked after by volunteers,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great museum to amble around, learning about the local history. An eclectic mix of fascinating exhibits. Reasonably priced for a few hours. Well thought out. Quirky, arty, emotional, educational, interesting...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the exhibitions and their relevance to the area, The exhibits had information which helped contextualize the relevance.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent about an hour in here looking a photographs, old tools and equipment, some great scenes that have been set up with fishing and shipping stories attached. A lovely place that is well worth a visit. Some of the ancient finds were really interesting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this Museum is externally rather understated at the far end of the harbour and too easy to overlook, DO go in - you will be pleasantly surprised and intrigued - the range of subjects is wide and generally quite well presented. There should be...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

This fascinating museum provides a lovely history into time’s gone by of a proud Cornish Community. The memorabilia from all aspects of life in a rural fishing village, particularly of lost lives is very emotional. A beautiful local lady volunteer chatted for ages with us....More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Beautifully presented exhibitions in stunning location. Staff helpful and friendly, overpriced cafe but then everything in St Ives seems now to be quite expensive. Overlooks the beach. Not to be missed.

Thank Elaine S
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

This museum stores a remarkable selection of memorabilia- so much that it is difficult to walk through. It is run by volunteers who deserve much credit. Some exhibits would be very appealing, such as the paintings of ships with handwritten notes about them and the...More

3  Thank Patrick P
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

This museum is a very dense, arguably slightly jumbled, collection of all manner of memorabilia about st Ives. It includes social history, civic pride, two very notable disasters: the loss of the st Ives life boat, and a tin mining disaster that killed 31 men,...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Visited while away on holiday went in to see what it was about at first look on entering it doesn't look like it's going to be much how I was mistaken, it's an amazing little place it's unbelievable to think how old some of the...More

1  Thank Sarah C
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Hayley B
January 28, 2018|
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Actually yes. They can get clipboards, find artefacts and answer questions as they go round.
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