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Ilfracombe Museum

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

Tucked away near to the theatre, this museum is certainly worth a look. Check out the butterfly and... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
Clifford C
Hinckley, United Kingdom
Fantastic place to visit

This is a "quirky" museum and not as you might expect. It has an amazing array of different things... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
Abergavenny, 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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“wedding cake” (17 reviews)
“local history” (23 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 24 May 2016

Tucked away near to the theatre, this museum is certainly worth a look. Check out the butterfly and insect draws for an astonishing surprise.

Thank Clifford C
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is a "quirky" museum and not as you might expect. It has an amazing array of different things to see and lok at. A must to visit.

Thank kje055
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Absolutely marvellous little place filled to the brim with interesting finds. There are things there from local history to antiquities collected from all over the world. Thoroughly interesting and would suit anyone from singles to families. Children would love the draws filled with wonderful finds....More

Thank gekiparker
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Very helpful staff who work on voluntary basis and made the children feel very welcome. We were encouraged to handle some of the exhibits - including an ancient mammoth's tooth! Our 6 year old loved playing with the morse code machine whilst my daughter was...More

Thank CWillsy
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum today - it's a great little museum with information about the local area, maritime history, Lundy island and much more. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank richardinns
Reviewed 22 April 2016

A lovely place to visit... see all local species... in well lit clean environments... very interesting and a very knowledgeable gentlemen working there...thank you ... great place to go

Thank Yourapal
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I was amazed at all the collections in what seemed from the outside a small building plenty of information and everything from shrunken head to butterflies far too much to list but well worth a visit. The young lady and gentleman who worked there were...More

1  Thank LancashireLesley
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

What a delightful museum, that focuses on the local area. A room of wonders where every draw has a surprise, the wedding cake was particularly interesting.

1  Thank Sali-G75
Reviewed 27 March 2016

An interesting place with loads to see. Lots of information and something to interest everyone. Look out for the drawers full of bugs, moths, butterflies etc.

1  Thank Matt P
Reviewed 18 March 2016

good for children, adults and young at heart. brass rubbing has been available not sure for this year.

Thank wiselady1950
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