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St Ives Museum

Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
+44 1736 796005
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I Really Liked it But... No Photography?

Superb collection of artifacts that tells the maritime and human story of this town and area. As a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dave C
St Neots, United Kingdom
Fascinating place, full of local history

We spent a pleasant couple of hours here. Full of information about all aspects of the area and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue S
Margate, United Kingdom
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Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
+44 1736 796005
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Superb collection of artifacts that tells the maritime and human story of this town and area. As a history buff I saw a lot of items that I would have liked to photograph for my personal knowledge bank, especially the WWII homefront items. And some...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a pleasant couple of hours here. Full of information about all aspects of the area and loads of items donated from local families. Only £3 to get in so good value and the volunteers who run it are a mine of information

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The St Ives Museum is one of the best, if not the best, examples of a local museum. So much to see, a truly wide collection of artefacts and historical information.

1  Thank Joan83
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While I like history and learning about the olden days this museum was very cramped with different items some of it had signs explaining but a lot of it didn't and I got bored quickly x

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Very fun and cute, lots of history on the locals. Had a cool cat trail which was made for kids but entertained me aswell

1  Thank kelly c
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

All the times we've been in St Ives and this was our first visit. They have some great finds and Eric and Terry really brought our visit to life with their local information and tales. We learnt a lot. If you love St Ives for...More

1  Thank Jo V
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A nice enough place with an eclectic mix of things, bit really I prefer a gallery to tell a story, and there are too many bits of this and that, some only added as someone decided to get rid of it. One or two interesting...More

Thank tonyzed
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A lovely little museum tucked into a corner in St Ives. Very fascinating, and there's so much to see! I did enjoy the pieces of Victorian clothing on display, as well as the bits and bobs to do with local history (Georgian and regency era...More

1  Thank Hollieeee
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The museum has an interesting story to tell but they try too hard and it is really little more than a random accumulation of "stuff" that is too cluttered. You could remove 50% of the exhibits and have an interesting story to tell. One gets...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 13 October 2016

There are some worthy and interesting exhibits in the museum but it's sterile, old fashioned, cluttered and haphazard and would put a lot of young people off museums. As ever though one has to recognise the time put in by volunteers

Thank voyagerSussex
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