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St Ives Museum

Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
+44 1736 796005
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Very Interesting

We visited when on a day in St. Ives, Out of the way and looking a bit like an auction house, it... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2015
Steve G
Shaw, United Kingdom
A perfect place to visit on a rainy / cloudy day

With the British summer weather always being unpredictable, there are always likely to be the odd... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2015
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“packed full” (7 reviews)
“tin mining” (4 reviews)
Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
+44 1736 796005
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

We visited when on a day in St. Ives, Out of the way and looking a bit like an auction house, it didn't give a good first impression. Its cheap to enter and once you delve in the place is a great in regards to...More

Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

With the British summer weather always being unpredictable, there are always likely to be the odd cloudy or rainy day when spending a week in St Ives. The great news is that the St Ives Museum is a great place to while away an hour...More

Reviewed 27 July 2015

An absolutely packed gem telling the history of St Ives - everything from shipwrecks to clothes, railways to schools, war to ships and fishing to animal life! The entry price is ridiculously cheap at just £2!!! A must visit.

Reviewed 21 July 2015

The museum opened on 20 July 2015 and I understand this is for the rest of the season. Stand facing the sea at St Ives and it's located at the end of Smeaton's Pier off to your left. The museum is not difficult to find...More

Reviewed 2 July 2015

When we got to the museum, we found it closed up and neglected, with a notice saying something about maintenance by the landlord. We had looked up its website beforehand but didn't see any mention of this. Grr!

Reviewed 11 June 2015

Interesting and informative visit, we enjoyed looking around this museum and enjoyed the time we spent here worth a visit especially if the weather is a bit iffy.

Reviewed 30 March 2015

History of St Ives .The museum is situated on the land that juts out in the sea and is based on the fishing industry in the past.Well worth a visit.Dave P.

Reviewed 7 March 2015

This museum is absolutely crammed full of folk history, amazing items you just won't find anywhere else, including the C19 photos of the sailors pulled from the sea, the Joanna dolls and the amazing (although he has to be a fake) "Tiny".

Reviewed 16 February 2015

a snapshot back in time of how st ives used to be. now the well to do rent cottages close to the harbour when in fact the poor workers lived here and the rich to the back of st ives, how things change. lots of...More

Reviewed 3 February 2015

This museum has a wonderfull collection of historical items associated with St Ives and the fishing/mining industry. Its a large exhibition over 2 floors and practically covers life over many years from the early 1700's onwards. Although the layout hasnt changed much over the years,...More

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