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Ilfracombe Museum

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Address: Wilder Road | Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 8AF, England
Phone Number: 01271 863541
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: A local independently-run museum with an eclectic flavour, Ilfracombe...
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 adjacent at the Landmark theatre. Children under 16 FREE, £3 for adults, £2.50 concessions.
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Most recent review
a hidden gem.

So must history and interesting beyond belief !!! we were amazed and the amount of objects and stories in this small place ,one could spend a whole week in the place and still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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devon england
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

So must history and interesting beyond belief !!! we were amazed and the amount of objects and stories in this small place ,one could spend a whole week in the place and still learn more about the history of ilfracombe and north devon.

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Plymouth uk
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106 reviews 106 reviews
20 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

good price. nothing to dislike. plenty for all of the family. good opening hours. lots to see about ilfracome.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

So much to see here all tucked away just waiting to be found by explorer's of any age. This is a lovely museum to visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Lovely museum with lots of interesting exhibits and friendly staff who are very knowledgeable,well worth a look !

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Ilfracombe Museum, founded in the early 1930's has got to be one of the most interesting museums in the country, particularly for its size. Crammed full of interesting items it is certainly a Museum for all, from youngsters to senior citizens it has something to marvel at. I would allow at the very least an hour to view the contents... More 

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ilfmuseum, General Manager at Ilfracombe Museum, responded to this review

Hi Tom, Many thanks for your fantastic review, many of our visitors feel we have an amazing collection and we certainly are unique! One thing I must correct you on: we do not serve teas and coffees in the museum building. However there is an excellent café next door in the Landmark theatre. More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Fantastic museum with lots of nooks to search and find lots of unusual things. Lots of history within these walls and well worth a visit. Don't be fooled that it looks small on the outside.. just think of Dr Who and his tardis! You will have a great time well worth a visit.

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We took 33 year 11 and 12 students to the museum as part of our North Devon Residential. The museum is brilliant. The students really enjoyed it because the scale of the place is perfect, the exhibits are engaging and interesting and mostly because the staff are fantastic. Nothing is too much trouble for them and the students really enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We had a great afternoon in the museum doesn't look much from the outside but great inside. Really brought back memories of the past

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

quaint place run by the locals, and lots of local information, was nice to see so much victorian items

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We popped in on our way back home from a week in Bude. We spent about an hour and a half looking round but we could have spent longer had we had the time. Despite the small size of the premises and the fact that the curators had had to "pack" in the exhibits, everything was very well exhibited. My... More 

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