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Ilfracombe Museum

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Address: Wilder Road | Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 8AF, England
Phone Number: +44 1271 863541
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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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Ilfracombe Museum - Freaky Tardis

Great place, was here very recently and must get another review down. We went with the children - they loved it, and they also went free ( under 16). Choose from brass-rubbing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Rutland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great place, was here very recently and must get another review down. We went with the children - they loved it, and they also went free ( under 16). Choose from brass-rubbing with a good selection of brasses in a nice well lit room, or quizzes, or just wander around the many rooms poking your nose in drawers and cupboards.... More 

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We spent an absorbing couple of hours in this little Museum. I found the story of Alfie and the Kaiser quite fascinating, and was delighted to be able to buy some newspaper photocopies of related articles. The staff were helpful and very friendly and there was plenty to see and relate to ( I'm "getting on" ! )

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The museum occupies the old laundry house of the Ilfracombe Hotel, which stood on the current site of the Landmark Theatre. It is tucked behind Runnymede Gardens and you can still see the service tunnel that connected the laundry house to the hotel. Inside, the museum has something of interest for all ages and is a great place to visit... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed a rainy afternoon here. There is lots to see and we learnt lots about the history of Ilfracoombe. Locals have contributed by telling their memoirs and they make a very interesting read. You could spend a full day here. Our daughter is 7 and was enthralled with all there was to see and even completed a quiz.... More 

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ilfmuseum, Manager at Ilfracombe Museum, responded to this review

Dear Julie, many thanks for your lovely review of our museum, and I will pass on your positive comments to our staff and volunteers. We are all very proud of our museum and so pleased that you enjoyed visiting us with your family. Sara Hodson, Museum manager More 

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Reminds me of Charles Dickens Old curiosity Shop inside a wealth of exhibits well worth a visit especially with children they won't be bored!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a lovely little museum with lots of different things to see from moths, butterflies and stuffed bats to cameras, dolls, dolls houses and boats, something for everyone. It's not huge but well worth a look in. Staff are very friendly and there are things for the kids to spot on the way round! Kids under 16 go free!

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We visit Ilfracombe every year and without fail we visit the museum,interesting and there's always something new. Admission £3 but worth every penny and helpful staff.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Very, very interesting and lots to see. We visited last week on a cool, breezy day and spent over 2 hours looking through the rooms. I particularly liked the old photographs and stories about Ilfracombe's past. Well worth the £3 entry fee.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Went here on a school trip, was a great experience! Well worth the visit as it has some great pieces in the collection.

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england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

What a find? Lots and lots of fascinating exhibits and the staff are so friendly and lovely. Ok the icing on the cake was locating information about my ancestor Sir James Meek who was famous in his day and lived in Ilfracombe.

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