Become a Member

St Ives Archive invites anyone who wishes to become a member of the Archive to join as a general supporter using the form below. There are three membership types – Individual, Friend or Life member – with different levels of contribution listed underneath the form.

As a charity staffed by volunteers, it’s our members and community who allow us to preserve the historical record and memories of St Ives, Carbis Bay, Lelant, Halsetown and Towednack in Cornwall.

Gift Aid – As a registered charity, we are able to claim tax on behalf of UK taxpayers who ask us to treat their subscription as Gift Aid. I am a UK taxpayer:(required)

Annual Subscriptions

Membership Level

Individual – annual

Friend of St Ives Archive – annual

Life – single payment





Payment Options

Direct credit or standing order to St Ives Archive, Barclays Bank, St Ives

Cheque payable to St Ives Archive, or cash sent to:

Account: 03399362
Sort code: 20-67-19

St Ives Archive
Wesley Methodist Church
St Ives Road
Carbis Bay
St Ives
TR26 2SF

St Ives Archive opened in 1996 and is a valuable resource for anyone wishing to obtain historic information about the town and its inhabitants. 

Visitors to the Archive can be provided with assistance to research their families or find out about the house they are living in. They can also learn about festivals, legends and folklore, and investigate the industries that have brought employment to St Ives over the past 600 years, such as fishing, mining and farming. 

There is extensive information about life in St Ives during the two world wars, and records of the many artists, writers and musicians who have lived and worked in the town are available to research, especially those who came to the town following the arrival of the branch railway line from St Erth in 1877. It was this event that led to St Ives becoming a popular holiday destination for tourists from around the world. 

St Ives Archive is staffed by volunteers and funded through donations, sales of publications – and membership. By becoming a member of the Archive, you can help ensure that our important work continues for generations to come.