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Ilfracombe Museum

Wilder Road | Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 8AF, England
+44 1271 863541
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Very interesting

The wife and I had a afternoon free so we thought we would do a bit of historical visiting and we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mat B
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You've got to visit this museum!

This museum is absolutely brilliant - especially if you like natural history. There are drawers and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
owlmaiden721
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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A local independently-run museum with an eclectic flavour, Ilfracombe museum has eight rooms filled with treasures. We have natural history specimens from around the world and plenty to see about Ilfracombe's past. Come and experience a museum that is unique and family-friendly. Children can explore our insect, bat and spider specimens, have a go at a dinosaur quiz, or send Morse code messages. Try your hand at brass rubbing, or browse our great value gift shop. We also have extensive photographic and family history resources for Ilfracombe. Our museum is a perfect all-weather attraction and can be easily accessed by wheelchair. Pay parking in car park outside the museum. Children under 16 FREE, £5 for adults, £4.00 concessions. Annual season ticket £7.50
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Wilder Road | Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 8AF, England
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+44 1271 863541
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wife and I had a afternoon free so we thought we would do a bit of historical visiting and we started here. The whole way around we were commenting on things that grandparents had. The fact that you can interact with many of the...More

Thank Mat B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is absolutely brilliant - especially if you like natural history. There are drawers and drawers are preserved specimens of butterflies and moths from around the world, birds eggs, various insects and even some preserved spiders. Although seeing the real live creature is preferable...More

Thank owlmaiden721
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my nine year old granddaughter with me to show her what my home town used to be like. we spend over two hours in there and I would have spend much longer if I been by myself! She was particularly impressed with the...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is quite small you could do it in like half an hour. Lots of interesting pieces and if you love insects etc you will love the drawers full of them.More

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Ilfracombe M, Front Office Manager at Ilfracombe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for posting on Trip Adviser for Ilfracombe Museum. We have collated that an average time to view the collection in the Museum takes two hours, but of course this will depend on the interests of the visitor. We are glad that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are 9 rooms on one level containing a variety of local and natural history exhibits, normal entrance fee £5. The museum is situated by the park and there is a bus stop close by.There are no refreshment facilities and there is a small shop.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't visited the museum for a few years so it was a lovely surprise. I remembered a few things but the knowledgeable volunteers were on hand to point out things that may have been missed. I must have had blinkers on previously or my...More

Thank Kc2610
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice museum very interesting for the young children and of interest to the older members who could reminisce over the object £4.00 OAP and children are free if accompanied excellent way to spend a few hours

Thank Marian U
Ilfracombe M, Front Office Manager at Ilfracombe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind comments - we have children's craft activities in August should you be around. regards Josie Jones

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very traditional museum with lots of local exhibits from WW1 to Insects. Its a bit of a Tardis size effect with plenty to see, in wonderful surroundings.The staff are very helpfull and love nothing more than a challenge to find information etc for you....More

Thank tone2017
Reviewed 11 June 2017

A must to see. Variety of exhibits some specialist. You could be there all day depending on your interests.

Thank jsheadbs
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We visited this museum to seek information on a local disused cemetery where a relative had been buried. Sara and Helen, the staff were superb in assisting us, tracking down a site plan and photocopying the plan for us. Whilst waiting we had a quick...More

Thank Richard O
Ilfracombe M, Front Office Manager at Ilfracombe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you for your kind comments and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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