St Ives Archive Photos

We have an extensive collection of more than 35,000 photographs – some of which date from the early days of photography in the mid-19th century – and copies of many of these are for sale, intended for personal use only. The reproduction of Archive photos for commercial use is not allowed.

Below is a selection of images from our database. If you would like to search for a specific photo, please book your visit by completing this form.

For daily photographs from the Archive, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

We make every effort to ensure we have the appropriate rights to display and sell copies of documents and photographs on our website. However, we recognise that sometimes there may be exceptions. If you believe you are the copyright owner of any of the material on our website, or if you object to its publication online, please don’t hesitate to contact us.