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St Ives Museum

St Ives Museum

Type: Museum

The Museum is located in the heart of the old St Ives fishing community of Downlong.
Formerly the building housed a Pilchard Curing Cellar, Bible Christian Chapel then a laundry and cinema.
The British Sailors Society Mission occupied the first floor until 1968 when the St Ives Museum were offered space. Over the next few years the famous Troika Pottery vacated the ground floor enabling the museum to expand further.
This independent museum is administered entirely by volunteers.

Contact Details

Wheal Dream
St Ives
TR26 1PR

Tel: +44 01736 796005

Ticket Information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£3.00 per ticket
Child£0.50 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

21 Mar 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
Bank Holiday10:3016:30*

* Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
closed on Sundays

Closed Sundays and Good Friday

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Weekdays only. Please write enclosing SAE


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access

Payment Methods

  • Max group size - 25
  • Min group size - 10

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - on a lead.

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A30. Follow signs for town from car park. Follow brown signs around harbour front to museum.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is St Ives station. Take second set of steps down from station on right; turn left; follow road around harbour to Smeaton's Pier; turn left at end of Quay Street.