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Ilfracombe Museum

Wilder Road | Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 8AF, England
01271 863541
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: A local independently-run museum with an eclectic flavour, Ilfracombe museum has eight rooms filled with treasures. We have natural history specimens... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very interesting museum, well laid out. Gave lots of interesting facts about the area. Particularly liked the photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was an oasis for us on the sole rainy day of our lovely 17 day holiday in North Devon. It was recommended to us by the owner of the Periwinkle knitting cafe. It is a small museum, however we stayed for 2 hours and could have spent longer. Every piece within the museum seems to have another object of... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our last day in n Ilfracombe and after sunburn we wanted something indoors. The welcome was from the lady behind the counter was very friendly. She explained the layout, and off we went. The section to the left of the entrance was of particular interest to my partner as it was the history of the town, and she had left... More

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

A wonderful surprise on a first visit for donkeys years. And very nice staff, too. One thing always bugs me about local museums in North Devon: why are there no younger men, or a more diverse range of people, or younger, or of various abilities, and from other origins? Anyhow, I enjoyed this one more than Combe Martin, which is... More

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Horndean
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We really enjoyed learning a bit about the history of Ilfracombe. Well worth a visit, and its run by volunteers - so by visiting it helps to ensure its future.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic place to visit! Really enjoyed my visit to this museum today, right on the harbour side is really convenient to park. Captivated by the huge range of Victorian curiosities and comprehensive exhibits. Was wonderful to get up close and handle so many unusual artefacts. My favourite was the mammoth tooth and the cameras. Look out for the... More

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Burton on Trent
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It is a very small museum but is crammed with interesting items. There is a very informative video about Ilfracombe and the staff are very helpful. Well worth a visit.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

A good way of passing a few hours and remebering things from childhood. It was raining when we went, and by the time we came out the sun was shining well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

good fish and chips, fun crab catching , art galleries, Damien Hirst ,seagulls,walks around the headland and up the hill to tiny church,fishing trips ,an aquarium ,beaches and some nice shops up the hill

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

interesting concept of sales from local artists friendly warm welcome value for money. close to hotel easy access

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