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St Ives Museum

Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
+44 1736 796005
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Visited while away on holiday went in to see what it was about at first look on entering it doesn't... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Sarah C
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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ideal when raining

A wonderful museum showing how life in St Ives was many years ago and all what went on. Very... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
chrislawrence1968
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“local history” (14 reviews)
“bits and bobs” (3 reviews)
“packed full” (7 reviews)
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Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
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+44 1736 796005
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"worth a visit"
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"per adult"
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"few hours"
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"on display"
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"tucked away"
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Visited while away on holiday went in to see what it was about at first look on entering it doesn't look like it's going to be much how I was mistaken, it's an amazing little place it's unbelievable to think how old some of the...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

A wonderful museum showing how life in St Ives was many years ago and all what went on. Very reasonably priced and an ideal thing to do if raining

Thank chrislawrence1968
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Despite signs outside saying open 10.30 to 4.30 Mon to Fri, there's a piece of paper stuck in the window saying closed until Easter 2018. We weren't the only ones trying to take a look either.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Fascinating museum with a huge amount to see regarding St Ives, the displays are meticulously presented in a very traditional style. The collections predominantly reflect nautical, railway and agricultural themes, but also local collections donated locally. Spent a pleasant few hours in this museum

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Not even on a miserable rainy day did we think this museum was worth the stop. Yes it is certainly packed with all sorts of things the locals probably thought should be in a museum. But the collection is in dire need of a good...More

2  Thank foulaman
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Spent a couple of hours in this museum, fascinated about the smugglers and all the history, the old pictures etc, very well worth a visit, really enjoyed, just wish at £3 entrance you could use the toilet and maybe get a cup of tea as...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Yes it was a very wet day and that probably led us to look for somewhere dry and interesting. Thank goodness it rained! a lovely old fashioned Museum lots of glass cabinets or curio's lots of paintings and local history. We really enjoyed it. The...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Quirky, old fashioned type of museum. Lots of interesting displays, from geology, industry, culture and deceptively large,

Thank lenandlou
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Fascinating museum with a huge amount to see. Very disappointed with the excessive number of notices saying "No photography - by any means" We are trustees at our local museum and would not dream of banning photography. No flash photography would be reasonable.

Thank BloggerJR
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

I took my 7 year old grandson here and he was fascinated. Clever idea to have a kid's competition to spot the cat models dotted around the museum to keep them interested

Thank Brian P
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Hayley B
28 January 2018|
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Response from JWH-123 | Reviewed this property |
Actually yes. They can get clipboards, find artefacts and answer questions as they go round.
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