The St Ives Explorer is a walk designed for younger visitors that takes in a few of the sites in St Ives. The walk starts and finishes at the Norris Museum and takes under one hour.
If the museum is open, have a look round the gardens.
See if you can see a fire engine in the garden.
At the bottom of The Broadway is The Diamond Jubilee memorial
What was the date of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee?
Be careful crossing the road and check for traffic.
On the Quay
How many arches has the bridge got?
Some are pointed and some are round – how many are there of each?
Walk down Free Church Passage to where the bed shop is.
Look very closely at the bricks of the bed shop.
Some of them have secret writing on them.
What do you think the letters might stand for?
What book do you think Oliver Cromwell is holding?
Look around at the nearby building, look up.
Can you see this sign for The Bell?
Have a look at the old Police Station.
Look around and see if you can see the famous robber, Robin Hood, on the building.
Look carefully at the Priory Wall.
If you look closely you will see one stone that is much lighter than the others. Most of the other stones are flat or oblong and this one is circular.
Is this a stone you can touch and make a wish on?
At the end of the footpath, stop and look up at the ornate sign for the Oliver Crownwell pub.
At the museum look around the outside of the building and see if you can see a sign for the 1947 flood.
There is a marker to note the level of the flood water.
Where would this have come up to on you?