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St Ives Museum

Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
+44 1736 796005
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Cluttered and disorganized

This museum stores a remarkable selection of memorabilia- so much that it is difficult to walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patrick P
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Roeland Park
via mobile
Fascinating and eclectic

This museum is a very dense, arguably slightly jumbled, collection of all manner of memorabilia... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Martin K
,
Cala'n Blanes, Spain
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“local history” (14 reviews)
“bits and bobs” (3 reviews)
“tin mining” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Wheal Dream, St Ives TR26 1PR, England
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+44 1736 796005
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"local history"
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"bits and bobs"
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"tin mining"
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"packed full"
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"couple of hours"
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"rainy day"
in 10 reviews
"interesting items"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 11 reviews
"little gem"
in 6 reviews
"per adult"
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"few hours"
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"on display"
in 6 reviews
"tucked away"
in 3 reviews
"artifacts"
in 29 reviews
"fishing"
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"photos"
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"volunteers"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum stores a remarkable selection of memorabilia- so much that it is difficult to walk through. It is run by volunteers who deserve much credit. Some exhibits would be very appealing, such as the paintings of ships with handwritten notes about them and the...More

Thank Patrick P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a very dense, arguably slightly jumbled, collection of all manner of memorabilia about st Ives. It includes social history, civic pride, two very notable disasters: the loss of the st Ives life boat, and a tin mining disaster that killed 31 men,...More

Thank Martin K
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Reviewed 9 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

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 9 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.

4  Thank Fen72
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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

Thank wincoy
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Reviewed 5 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 2 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

Thank guy1w
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Reviewed 29 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 29 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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Hayley B
29 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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