What to do in St Ives in wet weather!

It has been raining today and it made me think……………………The Tate is the obvious choice but everyone goes there in the rain!  Somewhere which is often neglected is  the St Ives Musuem – well worth a visit as it is full of fascinating history- a real jumble but homely like St Ives itself and there is a trail for the kids. It is round the corner between Porthgwidden and the Harbour.

The amusement arcade, the cinema which during peak season puts films on during the day when it is wet.

I like going indoors in the Pednolva and just looking out over the harbour with newspaper, book, sketchpad.  Did you know the Pednolva is built on a mine?!  Ask them more about it.

The library has a fantastic reference section of St Ives History and Art books. You can also borrow items  if you have your home library card.

The Leisure Centre pool but again that can get crowded on wet days.

Not too far afield is the lovely little Wayside museum at Zennor.  Or you could venture to Penzance and visit the Penlee House Gallery and Museum. There is a cinema in Penzance too.

For kids there is the Playzone at Carbis Bay.

It is actually better to go to the Eden Project on a nice day as there are extensive grounds outside.

There are loads of places further afield so you could pop in to the Visitor Information Centre! Have a look at Flambards website. It is not too far.

And of course you can come on one of our tours which we tweak to cope with wet weather! Or even do totally inside with some great old photos. Which reminds me don’t forget to visit the St Ives Archive!

As always any suggestions are welcome and I will add them to this blog.


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