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The Norris Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Small, but free

A small, but interesting museum. Small enough for little ones not to get bored and a short walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nr Cambridge, UK
Interesting though small space

Interesting collection of artefacts grouped by age, brief descriptions. Display of art at one end... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2019
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“free entry”(7 reviews)
“local history”(9 reviews)
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The Norris Museum tells the stories of Huntingdonshire from 160 million years ago to the present day. The Museum is located in picturesque St Ives, Cambridgeshire in a beautiful riverside building. It’s a welcoming, accessible and inspiring place to...more
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41 The Broadway, St Ives PE27 5BX, England
+44 1480 497314
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All reviews free entry local history helpful staff well worth a visit small space interesting exhibits the river lots of interesting things beautiful garden school children large community taking children fashion exhibition small exhibition little gem local area visiting st ives
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely welcome from the museum guide.Small but beautifully formed exhibits. Coffee shops nearby. Great for children. Disabled friendly. Well kept garden.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank spidargirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small, but interesting museum. Small enough for little ones not to get bored and a short walk from the town centre.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank QRPman
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Interesting collection of artefacts grouped by age, brief descriptions. Display of art at one end of the building. Small shop. Some town history with interactive features. Small area with things, clothing for children to handle. Outside small area with benches next to river. Large community...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Weekend567
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Back after a recent complete make over this is a great place for all ages to vist. Full of local history. Civil war especially as Oliver Cromwell in St Ives for many yeras

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 4 January 2019

If your visiting st Ives pop in you wont be disappointed in this well present display of life around the area over the centuries. its not a vast display but packed with local items of interest, pictures of the people skating on the rivers just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank keithdoree
Reviewed 24 November 2018

A lovely small local museum with free entry. Good writing - not too much - just the right amount of info. NIce artifacts that should interest most peopl. A delightful man on duty very cheerful and chatty.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 10 September 2018

A lovely positioned museum in the middle of St Ives backing on to the river. Quite a small museum but full of local artefacts and somewhere you can look around and see everything in about 30 minutes. The people staffing the museum I can not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank copletuna
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Worth going to if you are in St Ives but not worth a special trip. Very small (free admission) with a number of "hands on" items for children. Several very interesting local exhibits and friendly staff. We enjoyed our visit and had no qualms about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Graham P
Reviewed 8 August 2018

If you get chance to go and have a look it is well worth it. Only small, but very good. Entry is free and they have a garden area along with a coffee shop.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DaveG11
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

It’s a well presented museum of local interest. But it is very small and only has a few items on display. It is free to enter but I would have felt robbed if I’d had to pay. Some activities for the younger ones, and I’m...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 575dr
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Sylvia T
27 May 2018|
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Response from peterbU5679DA | Reviewed this property |
Blind dogs only . There is not a cafe in the museum but there is a good selection of cafes within a stone's throw of the place.