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St Ives Museum

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

I loved looking at all the nautical history. There where plenty of Victorian artefacts and rich in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon H
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Fantastic little museum

Spent a hugely enjoyable couple of hours here. Absolutely jam packed with interesting exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JaneSmithxyz
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Average10%
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“tin mining” (5 reviews)
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Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
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+44 1736 796005
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved looking at all the nautical history. There where plenty of Victorian artefacts and rich in local history. You can buy guides either 20p or 2.00. It's a cheap admission but it's a small museum. Upstairs to first floor downstairs to fishing and mining....More

Thank Sharon H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a hugely enjoyable couple of hours here. Absolutely jam packed with interesting exhibits, all arranged quite informally in places which adds to the appeal.

Thank JaneSmithxyz
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm going to tell you how important this museum is in keeping the history of St Ives alive for those who holiday here and those growing up here too. When museums have to be run by volunteers, they need visitors and word of mouth to...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

A small museum on two floors is crammed with local history. You could go back time after time and still see something that you missed on previous visits. If you like to discover local knowledge its a "must go to" place to visit

Thank Gill S
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

There's so much to see here. Really enjoyed our visit and learnt about Cornish history, fishing and mining. At £3 it is well worth it - although they don't take card so have some cash handy.

1  Thank Amboar
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

This is a very interesting ‘ old style’ museum to visit as it has thousands of artefacts, collections and exhibits to see, the majority which relate to St. Ives history. They include photographs, Newspapers articles, Boat building , fishing, lighthouses, shipwrecks, police, RNLI, Railway and...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

For £3.00 entry fee you enter into a cornucopia of local history. In the pot-pourri on offer, you should find something to absorb you for a while. Whether it is maritime history, local traditions, clothing or farming, there is an exhibit. Looked after by volunteers,...More

Thank SwordMaiden
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

A great museum to amble around, learning about the local history. An eclectic mix of fascinating exhibits. Reasonably priced for a few hours. Well thought out. Quirky, arty, emotional, educational, interesting...

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We enjoyed the exhibitions and their relevance to the area, The exhibits had information which helped contextualize the relevance.

Thank Callie A
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Spent about an hour in here looking a photographs, old tools and equipment, some great scenes that have been set up with fishing and shipping stories attached. A lovely place that is well worth a visit. Some of the ancient finds were really interesting.

1  Thank TonyBTony
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Hayley B
28 January 2018|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
Actually yes. They can get clipboards, find artefacts and answer questions as they go round.
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