February 03, 2022
St Ives Museum is really worth a visit. It is jam packed full to the rafters of interesting and unusual bits of history from St Ives. From the fishing industry to the mines, the train line and tourists. It provides so much detail about the town and it's history.
As someone I know remarked, it's like the inhabitants of St Ives have cleared out their attics for all to see. Some of it is odd, most of it is fascinating!
Children's activity sheets can be purchased for 20p.
Find for fun - tiny models of cats and kittens are located among the display cases for younger children to search out. "As I was going to St Ives .."
The Museum is USUALLY open on the Monday before Good Friday (closed on Good Friday itself) and closes at the end of the October half term.
Monday to Friday 10.30am to 4.30pm
Saturday 10.30am to 3.30pm
closed on Sundays
There is now a ground floor entrance and a stair lift has been fitted allowing disabled access to the first floor where a wheelchair is available if required.
Children - Free
Dogs on a lead welcome
Toilets are located on Smeaton's Pier (2 min walk away)
Parking at all the usual places in town - there is no museum car park.
Please enter your email address and click the blue download map button to get a free map. It has loads of places of interest and things to see and do in St Ives. We will also email you a link to the download.
The St Ives Museum is included in our game, The Great St Ives Pasty Dash! It has it's own space on the board and a postcard all about it. If you love St Ives you will love playing our game!
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