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St Ives Museum

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Address: Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
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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.

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Bromley
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64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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

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Thank Sue B
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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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

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Thank kelly c
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 being quaint, quirky and beautiful with a wonderful history this is definitely for you. It's... More 

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Thank Jo V
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 artefacts. This needs a revamp and a spot of inspiration.

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Ramsgate, England, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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 toys) as well as the small chapel in the basement area. I would have preferred... More 

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Bishops Stortford, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 the impression that it is run by enthusiastic and well meaning volunteers who need help... More 

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sussex
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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

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Tregaron, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

A fascinating museum just up from the quay. It has so much to see packed into it that there is a danger of information overload. We spent a couple of hours looking round but could quite easily have gone back again to take a more detailed look at some of the exhibits (we probably will the next time that we... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

The museum is based on the history of the town and mainly stored in old boxes and the best exhibits are the fishing and farming.

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