St. Ives Museum

St. Ives Museum

Wheal Dream, St. Ives, TR26 1PR
Tel: (01736) 796005

Between the Harbour & Porthgwidden Beach

St. Ives Museum is run by enthusiastic local volunteers who are on hand to tell you everything you could want to know about the history of this West Cornwall town. The museum has a wonderful collection of art, mining, fishing, railway and farming artefacts, and old toys. There is also a replica of a traditional Cornish kitchen, a display of Victorian clothing and a fascinating insight into the history of the Hain Steamship company. It is a must for anyone interested in Cornish history.

The British Sailors Society Mission occupied the first floor until 1968 when the St. Ives Museum were offered space. In 1970 the famous Troika Pottery which was made here moved to Newlyn and vacated the ground floor enabling the museum to expand further.


At the top end of town overlooking the beach.

Opening Times

Easter to end October
Monday to Friday
10.30am to 4.30pm

Admission Charged

St. Ives       Barbara Hepworth Museum       Leach Pottery       Barnes Museum of Cinematography

Tate Gallery       St. Ives Society of Artists       Cornish Art Galleries       Penwith Society of Art