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Ilfracombe Museum

Wilder Road | Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 8AF, England
+44 1271 863541
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Fab little gem

We spent ages in here & loved every minute of it. Well worth wandering up to as it's full of local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Qwirky But Interesting Ilfracombe Museum

It cost £5 for my wife & I to visit, I found the historical information on Ilfracombe's past... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GarySkuse
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Bristol, 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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“wedding cake” (17 reviews)
“local history” (23 reviews)
“morse code” (13 reviews)
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Wilder Road | Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 8AF, England
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"interesting items"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent ages in here & loved every minute of it. Well worth wandering up to as it's full of local history & tales of times gone by. Very informative with a lot of hands on touchy feely things for those who, like me, enjoy...More

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

Thank you for your kind comments about Ilfracombe Museum. regards Josie Jones Administrator

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It cost £5 for my wife & I to visit, I found the historical information on Ilfracombe's past interesting, The collected items were a bit weird, but interesting. It was a nice visit on a damp day. There are child friendly activities during the school...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well what a lovely discovery this place was. Went in with my family and my little lad was taken straight away with all the drawers you could open to see the different objects. What is nice is it's very hands on so you can get...More

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Hope to see you again sometime. regards Josie Jones Administrator

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place doesn’t look much from the outside but once you go in you are overwhelmed by all the history, art, taxidermy and much more. Mr Palmer gave us some information on the clock, also his fathers and grandfathers back ground. Superb place, and a...More

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

Thank you for your very kind comments. Stephen Palmer is one of our many fantastic volunteers. regards Josie Jones Administrator

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expertly run museum, was built and stocked by the current owners Father. Spent over an hour being educated about Ilfracombe and lots of rare and interesting items from far away shores.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Just the place for a cold damp afternoon in mid May. But not to worry. There is plenty of history about Ilfracombe, its harbour and it's dock's. A real eye opener. Something for everyone young and not so young.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

We're keen ex- Navy & historians, concerned for the survival and management of British museums, so we looked forward to seeing this renovated building again. In general Ilfracombe Museum is a worthwhile experience - the structured entrance fees reflect its private status. To be fair,...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

We had saved visiting the museum until we had a bad day and on the day of our visit the weather had started off good but gradually deteriorated so we found ourselves sheltering from the rain. We spent an enjoyable hour in the museum before...More

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Ilfracombe M, Administrator at Ilfracombe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Many thanks for your comments.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

The Ilfracombe Museum is like Doctor Who`s Tardis. It looks very small from the outside but there is so much of interest inside it`s brilliant. Well worth a visit especially on a wet afternoon as it was when we visited. Brian & Lin Walsall

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were amazed at what we found behind a very plain entrance. It is such a wonderful collection of life in times gone by both in and around Ilfracombe and in the wider world. How times have changed. Well worth every penny of the small...More

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