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St Ives Old Cornwall visited today and it is an extremely well organised and interesting museum... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
Valerie T
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Rotorua
An experience not to be missed when visiting St Agnes.

This museum changed my views (positively!) regarding small museums. It was beautifully presented... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
Edward M
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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An award-winning volunteer-run Museum comprising information, artefacts and curios relating to the Parish of St. Agnes. St. Agnes is a beautiful coastal village with a rich history of tin and copper mining as well as fishing, although today its main...more
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Penwinnick Road, St Agnes TR5 0PA, England
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

St Ives Old Cornwall visited today and it is an extremely well organised and interesting museum. There is something for everyone in this Museum with clearly labelled displays of ancient and more recent history.

Thank Valerie T
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This museum changed my views (positively!) regarding small museums. It was beautifully presented, very engaging, topical and showed experiences that could be relevant to all of us. We would have spent more time there had we not had other things planned.

Thank Edward M
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Living only 300 yards away means I should visit far more often. There is so much to see in a very small area. The skill in arranging and displaying the exhibits is quite remarkable. It's well worth spending a couple of hours to do it...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

We spent about 1 hour here during a stay in St. Agnes. The docent was friendly and helpful. There are several different aspects to the museum, from local history to specific history of the mining industry. It's definitely worth a look.

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Reviewed September 27, 2017

Perfect place on a wet day. Very modern comprehensive displays of local information, including tin mine and harbour.More

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StAgnesMuseum, Hon. Curator at St Agnes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Hello and Thank You - for taking time to give us a five star rating. We work hard to provide an informative and interesting view of life in St Agnes over the ages. Of course mining and the harbour used to be so much more...More

Reviewed September 16, 2017

There's such a lot to see and learn in this small (free) museum - mining history, the local doctor dynasty, a leather back turtle and more - that we stayed longer than we'd planned. The volunteer staff are great, and well deserve their award.More

Thank Christine H
V V, Hon. Curator at St Agnes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Thank you for taking time to praise our museum. It's amazing how much we can fit into our small building isn't it! I'm pleased you said the volunteers deserve the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service we received in 2011 because the museum is run entirely...More

Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

I visited this sweet little museum with my family after finding it purely by chance. This museum has a variety of information and facts about St Agnes which is run by helpful and friendly voluntary staff. There are no entrance fees but an option to...More

Thank Hannah C
V V, Hon Curator at St Agnes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Hello Hannah C Lovely to hear that you enjoyed the museum and that you highly recommend a visit. Over the years we have considered entrance fees but always come back to the idea that people will donate if they've enjoyed it, or make a purchase...More

Reviewed August 28, 2017

A lovely little museum in an old chapel in the middle of a churchyard. We called in on a wet day and spent about 90mins there. The staff are friendly and helpful and there is a small shop area which is worth having a look...More

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V V, Hon. Curator at St Agnes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Hello mike p Thank you for taking time to let others know about St Agnes Museum. We pride ourselves on our friendly, knowledgeable volunteers and it's good to know they looked after you. As you say, there is a residential area close by where it...More

Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Took my 96 year old father in law for a fascinating couple of hours, good access for the ground floor, more difficult for the upper but he made it. A real find, curator very welcoming, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Covers from geology to surfboards, and everything...More

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V V, Hon. Curator at St Agnes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Thank you for taking time to review the museum. I am glad you and your father in law enjoyed the visit. Thank you for your constructive comment re display captions. Most of our captions follow national guidelines for font size but some of them are...More

Reviewed August 16, 2017

Of course this place is not the British Museum, but it is lovely and if you are staying in St Agnes go visit it. It is free and run by volunteers and lovingly curated to tell the history of St. Agnes and its people. I...More

Thank Mareike H
V V, Hon. Curator at St Agnes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

Hello! As Hon.Curator I feel especially proud of your "lovingly curated" comment - thank you. All of our volunteers love working at St Agnes Museum and sharing the special collection we have. The Assistant Curator and I work hard to make the exhibits as informative...More

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