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St Ives Museum

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Address: Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
Phone Number: 01736 796005

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All old collections

The museum is based on the history of the town and mainly stored in old boxes and the best exhibits are the fishing and farming.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ethan E
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is based on the history of the town and mainly stored in old boxes and the best exhibits are the fishing and farming.

Thank Ethan E
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For £3 per person you can visit the museum and have a look at the local history. You need to take your time as it's not laid out that well, but there are lots of interesting bits in there. We were using the telescope when we spotted a seal on the beach so headed out to see that, but could... More 

Thank Jo D
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A really old fashioned museum and all the better for it. The sort of place my Dad would spend (it seemed) hours perusing and looking at every single item on display while me and my sister were eager to move on (probably to the arcade and Space Invader machines). Nowadays, this is just the sort of place I happily spend... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very reasonably priced. I think it cost 1 pound per person. If you want to get a real feel for the history of the area, then this museum is a must see. There are a lot of old pictures and items from the past. The building itself is old. The exhibits match the building. This is an... More 

Thank Dianne H
Brixham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this museam very disappointing. Couldn't get the "flow", seemed no real plan to the place/exhibits. Cheap enough to get in but we would rather have paid a bit more & got a more interesting experience

1 Thank Carollyn2014
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The St Ives museum is quite different from the usual polished museums you see. It has a very local and, in a way, more amateur feel to it (in a good way!). Their collection is surprisingly large, although I did kind of get the sense that not many submissions get rejected... I particularly enjoyed the newspaper collections of notable town... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the best time, what an amazing space.. A great 'old school' Museum with out all of that 'modern' awful 'interactive' rubbish museums think we all need to see. Amazing exhibits, a great place for the whole family to visit young and old... Even teenagers. I highly recommend a visit next time you are in St Ives. I

Thank Julie H
Tucson USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

An old-fashioned museum crammed with memorabilia and artifacts from the St Ives fishing industry, shipping, Cornish tin mining, local characters, and the old way of life and its dangers. The old photographs are particularly revealing.

1 Thank redwinterTucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

We always take the time to visit the museum on our annual trip to St. Ives. I always enjoy the newspaper clippings from the Torrey Canyon disaster and other seafaring incidents, as well as the local photography from across the years. There are lots of local artefacts relating to fishing, farming, the railway and other local industries. A pleasant hour... More 

1 Thank The_Coach55
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Not a posh, swanky, London style museum. This is a more down-to-earth p!ace with artifacts of local interest. You could easily kill a couple of hours here on a wet day, so for £3 per person it's a bargain! Some really interesting and moving accounts of lives lost out at sea, particularity the brave RNLI volunteers. Recommended.

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