gives a good insight to the history of St Ives only problem is the stairs
The care in which all the artifacts and objects were displayed and curated. Learning the interesting history of the area.
The problem this museum has is that they have felt compelled to display every item that has probably ever been donated to them. They need to adopt the adage "less is more" and organize their various topics and themes a little better. The best part of the museum was the history of mining and the two coin operated machines that... More
The Museum has a great collection of pictures of St. Ives at various stages in its history. Wished more of these were redily vailable for purchase. Lots of fascinating history, displays of everything assoicated with fishing, local crafts, a whole room about wrecks.
This is a place of history.Excellent reflection on the history of st Ives.first class and a must visit to set the scene for the atmosphere and the early times and people in St Ives. It is unpretentious and has a wealth of local interest that otherwise be lost to us.Don't expect wonderful presentation as it is left to speak for... More
Adjacent to the harbour in an old warehouse-type building. Enjoyable old-fashioned air about it, with unpretentious simple presentation of interesting objects and local history. No 'interactive visitor experience' this - just and enjoyable quiet adult browse.
This museum is of the old-fashioned variety certainly but gives you a good idea of what has been going on in St Ives over the centuries. Downstairs there has been an attempt to do something more modern but I found the fish curing and salting exhibition confusing as I couldn't read the small numbers at the back of the display... More
It was impossible to make sense of the exhibits which had clearly not been curated, sorted or displayed adequately for this day and age - very disappointing and bad value for money.
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