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The Norris Museum

41 The Broadway, St Ives PE27 5BX, England
+44 1480 497314
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Unfortunate Timing

Unfortunately our visit happened to coincide with a class of young-teenaged schoolchildren who were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BrianGofLB
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Very modern, very welcoming

There's an awful lot packed into this little museum, just near the end of the main tourist strip... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JSSAmber
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
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41 The Broadway, St Ives PE27 5BX, England
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+44 1480 497314
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"helpful staff"
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"local history"
in 8 reviews
"well worth a visit"
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"free entry"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"the river"
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"hidden gem"
in 2 reviews
"prehistoric times"
in 2 reviews
"lots of interesting things"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful garden"
in 2 reviews
"school children"
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"fashion exhibition"
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"small exhibition"
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"craft room"
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"local area"
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"visiting st ives"
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"an hour"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately our visit happened to coincide with a class of young-teenaged schoolchildren who were obviously on a project of some sort, so access to the exhibits was somewhat hampered by their numbers and presence. But entrance was free and the museum was well laid-out following...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's an awful lot packed into this little museum, just near the end of the main tourist strip. Gorgeous (small) gardens as you walk to the front door. Super exhibit about dinosaurs on one side, interactive stuff about local history on the other, including audio...More

Thank JSSAmber
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

The Norris Museum is open. It has been undergoing major improvements the last two times that my wife and I visited St. Ives. The main display area is now open. There is lots to see about the history of the area and it is well...More

Thank Allan H
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

Lovely small museum recently refurbished with some very interesting exhibits of the surroundong locale.

Thank Ian J
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

A delightful small museum. Well worth a visit. Interesting displays and artefacts. Beautiful small garden surrounding the building just adds to the enjoyment of this place

Thank Maureen N
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

The lottery brings unintended consequences at times-The Norris Museum is one! Following a major re-furbishment,it has now re-opened & is getting ever-increasing numbers of visitors(can't say that about many museums!)

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

This little gem might be easy to overlook, but don't. Obviously refurbished recently, so the feeling is light and airy with lots of interesting things to see and do for all the family. A visit doesn't take long, but is certainly worth it. Particularly enjoyed...More

Thank MalcolmH65
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Hadn't been in here for years but lots of hands on things for the children (and adults) to do. Will definately be back with the grandchildren.

Thank Lazenia64
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

We have been coming to St Ives for years but only discovered it recently! A small but interesting museum mainly housing items found in the local area. When we visited there was a small exhibition of 1950s clothes. It has fossils, stone tools, skating display...More

Thank Lynne C
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

After visiting the nearby Holt Island reserve, pop into this museum, it's full of interesting stuff, not the usual boring relices. 20 mins is all that's required for a quick look, but you may well stay longer.

Thank mr_sleepwell
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Sylvia T
May 27, 2018|
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Response from peter b | Reviewed this property |
Blind dogs only . There is not a cafe in the museum but there is a good selection of cafes within a stone's throw of the place.
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