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Ilfracombe Museum

Wilder Road | Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 8AF, England
+44 1271 863541
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Excellent Museum

A very traditional museum with lots of local exhibits from WW1 to Insects. Its a bit of a Tardis... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
tone2017
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Just simply interesting

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
jsheadbs
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Grantham, 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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  • Average4%
  • 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 3 days 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 1 week ago

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

Thank jsheadbs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always like to visit local museums when on holiday, this place was a delight of varying items from a two headed kitten preserved in a jar to zulu war clubs, birds eggs, butterflies, radio station really time we'll spent

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

Thank you for your kind comments. Hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frank review. We got to the door of this private Museum and saw the new touristy entry price. £5 seems a bit steep for a very quiet experience with no Cafe. However the collection is very unusual and interesting. Still without a diverse staff; run...More

Thank ian s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My grandchildren were visiting over the half term holiday. My grandson, who is six and in the Beavers, is doing his Explorers Badge. He could have gone to the seashore but decided to follow the 'Dinosaur Trail' in the museum. He did very well and...More

Thank SJB1948
Ilfracombe M, Front Office Manager at Ilfracombe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your positive posting. Hopefully, we will see you again sometime.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a rainy day so mooched to the museum. We were greeted with smiles and enthusiasm. The lovely lady behind the counter obviously loves the building, history and collections! I'm not a fan of butterflies and bugs pinned in cases but when in Victorian...More

Thank Cathryn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First museum we have visited with our small Grandsons. Plenty for them to see and do. Lovely for a rainy afternoon!

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

Thanks for your kind comments. Hope to see you again. regards Josie Jones Administrator

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum but has something for everyone. My children like unusual things so the cabinet of pickled bats and the two-headed kitten really impressed them.

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

Thank you for your comments and we are glad your children enjoyed the visit too. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted historic information about the town. Staff found labelled boxes of photographs to help our search. Also help from locals achieved our goal. An eclectic mix well organised into rooms of different subjects. The local maps on the flooring was an excellent touch. Thank...More

Thank Jane B
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