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Ilfracombe Museum

Wilder Road | Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 8AF, England
+44 1271 863541
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Helpful staff

We wanted historic information about the town. Staff found labelled boxes of photographs to help... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jane B
Leominster, United Kingdom
Curiosity shop

An eclectic mix of what appears to be unrelated items and not your usual "museum" It is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chippenham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“wedding cake” (16 reviews)
“local history” (22 reviews)
“morse code” (13 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Wilder Road | Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 8AF, England
+44 1271 863541
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Reviewed 4 days 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An eclectic mix of what appears to be unrelated items and not your usual "museum" It is difficult to spend much time here as it is relatively small as museums go and not free as most others are. They have tried to theme the various...More

Thank BaldEagle100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is definately worth a visit. My sons age 6 and 9 loved exploring the museum. Discovering bats, spiders, 'scary looking dollys' , hands on morse code radio etc. While I enjoyed learning about Ilfracombes local history, Lundy Island etc. The volunteers that chatted...More

Thank Sian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very deceptive from the outside, inside it is like the Tardis just goes on and on. So much to see and I love the way some of the exhibits are interactive, the drawers are a lovely and all neatly labelled so no surprises. A lot...More

Thank fuffer
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We followed the signposts, thinking it would be interesting to look around. Upon arriving, the first thing we noticed was admission fee! There were 5 of us! We are used to the major London museums being free. That stopped us going any further. Not because...More

Thank Bob C
Ilfracombe M, Manager at Ilfracombe Museum, responded to this review

Dear Bob C Thank you for your comments. We are sorry that our entry fee of £5 for an adult was off-putting to you, we would have liked to welcome you inside our museum so that you could appreciate the variety and quality of our...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Visited with 6 & 8 year old. It is so small that I thought we would be in and out in 30 mins but we spent over a 1.5 hours in there. Kids loved the morse code station tapping out their name and decoding the...More

Thank Kazzyb333
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Such a lot to see and experience in this museum. Run by volunteers that really do seem to know their stuff.More

Thank janicedonovan2608
Ilfracombe M, Manager at Ilfracombe Museum, responded to this review

Hi Janice Thanks so much for your positive review. I just want to clarify one thing, as it has arisen in another post recently, and that is to say that we are not entirely volunteer-run, but have a paid staff member. We definitely couldn't manage...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

This museum has had a revamp in much of the site. Not only that but they have submitted plans for a vast extension!

1  Thank wiselady1950
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had a very pleasant experience visiting this museum. A very helpful young lady was on hand to answer questions and there was plenty to see. Thoroughly engaging.

Thank georgewurr
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of those places that tells the story of local history. Full of curios that either tell the story of Ilfracombe or have been supplied by locals. Interesting couple of hours.

1  Thank Joe W
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