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.
Easter to end October
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