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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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Not to be missed by old and young alike. Don't let the word 'museum' out you off. You'll never see another like it

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Not to be missed by old and young alike. Don't let the word 'museum' out you off. You'll never see another like it

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ilfmuseum, Manager at Ilfracombe Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive review, we are proud to think we are unique amongst museums and are glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Loved my visit to this little museum with plenty of exhibits and things to learn about life in Ilfracombe

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Small museum with friendly staff 8 separate exhibition rooms no spectacular exhibits but still worth a visit

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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60 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The little museum is a lovely little place to while away an hour or so. So much to see in such a small place. There are 8 different rooms to visit as well as artefacts and little drawers with insects and butterflies in. There is a lovely little shop at the front stocked with little gifts and postcards, fridge magnets... More 

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Cheshire
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

A lovely little museum and totally different to what you would expect. Not specific to Ilfracombe so has lots of interesting and quirky things to see. Wonderful tribute to the WW1/WW2 anniversaries too. Well worth a visit & staff are lovely and very knowledgeable.

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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Had a great time speding a good morning looking around this lovely little museum. It is filled with such a random collection of artifacts and displays that you can't help but learn something new with every new display

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

not specific to ilfracombe. Was a mix of deformed animals, ww2 memorabilia, insects Victorian clothing and morse code elements but interesting all the same

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Weird and wonderful things in draws to pull out and lots lots more. A great mixture. Well organised and presented keeping us interested and entertained for much longer than expected. My seven year old and her friend were taught how to do brass rubbings and really enjoyed it. Helpful, friendly staff and even the shop was charming and very reasonably... More 

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We are glad you and your children enjoyed your visit, and had fun doing brass rubbings. We will pass on your good comments about our shop and staff to the volunteers, and look forward to seeing you again! More 

Holywell, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Staff very curtious and helpful.Has a lot of old fashioned household item that will ahve you saying my grandma had one of those and do you remeber that or this. Very interesting place whorth the £2.50 entrance fee it is charity and has to pay for it's up keep

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We have often bypassed this small building, but finally decided to give it a try. What a treat! An absolute treasure trove.

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Additional Information about Ilfracombe Museum

Address: Address: Wilder Road | Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 8AF, England
Phone Number: +44 1271 863541
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 3

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