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“Good place to meet locals and learn”
Review of St Ives Museum

St Ives Museum
Ranked #14 of 62 things to do in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

One of the best things about the museum is the volunteers who work there. The day we went, there were two retired gents who were a lot of fun, love St. Ives, and have a lot of knowledge. It's a fun museum too. A surprising collection of paintings, a pilchard processing room, posters from the era of being a resort for train holidays, and many other treasures all crammed into an interesting old building. Well worth a visit and helpful in understanding Cornwall.

1  Thank Deborah P
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

This sounds picky but the have lots of very interesting things on display but the lay out is a little tired !!

Thank LesleyRhodes
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Lots and lots to see in here, prob more interesting for older people who have time to ponder and read the info cards and look at the old photos they have etc. We enjoyed it (we are in our 50s)

Thank HappyCamper6214
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Even our 13 year old enjoyed wandering about looking at all the curios and artefacts. It's probably not great for young children, but then I think even the most whizzbang of museums are wasted on them a lot of the time.

Makes a refreshing change from the over-curated, bells and whistles attractions that proliferate these days and was at least as informative as any museum marketed as an "Experience".

Entry is inexpensive (£2 for adults). I think we must have caught it on the last day before it shuts for winter - glad we didn't miss it!

Thank BathOtter
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Came across this museum late afternoon and so glad we went in. Small entry fee to get in and very friendly gentleman on the desk who was joined by a lady on departure. Was really interesting looking at all the old photos of the town, the people and of course reading about the various shipwrecks over the years. There was also loads of other things to look at as well and recommend people to visit.

Thank Sue1232013
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