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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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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This was a quaint little place, The staff were lovely, the place was very informative with lovely things to see and in my case take you back a little. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely little museum with great little insights into the past. 100 year old wedding cake and of course the 2 headed cat!!!.......my sons favourite part :) lots of little quizzes and brass rubbings for the children to do, to be honest I enjoyed them as well. Staff were a delightful breath of fresh air and great with... More

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Calne, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A fabulous little gem of a place, if its wet and windy outside you can really lose yourself amongst the entire contents of this amazing little museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This museum consisted of 8 small rooms, each of which were packed with an eclectic mix of interesting items. There was plenty to keep children's attention and they had the opportunity to do a brass rubbing for £2 each. Entrance was free for children and a reasonable £3 for adults. On paying for entry, they give out half price vouchers... More

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Horsforth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This was a great place to spend a couple of rainy hours in Ilfracombe. The museum is very small and is a mixture of local history, natural history and a few other random things (I particularly enjoyed their camera collection!). The collections are well displayed with good explanations and the natural history exhibit is quite a comprehensive collection of butterflies... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A very interesting and not very expensive museum of local artifacts. Well worth a visit and especially kid friendly with activity sheets for children to engage them in the exhibits

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

this is a small museum we visited last year as well trouble is if you have been once don,t bother for a few years

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great mixture from drawers of butterflies to WW1 memorabilia, dolls and firefighting equipment. A magpie selection, all fascinating.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I notice all the reviews are by adults. This review is different- I am Jessica, age 12 and here is my opinion: Come in to a small- but beautiful part of Ilfracombe. With collections and exhibits to suit everyone, I cannot recommend it enough. Very cheap and SO worth visiting. I like the drawers with the butterflies in them and... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Loved this place. We initially only went in to escape the sun for a bit but very glad we did. There is so much to see and you would find new things with each visit. My son loved the boat section and my daughter loved the butterflies and my husband just loved the whole thing! Definitely recommend to anyone.

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