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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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Great Quirky Museum!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was a lovely, friendly little museum, with lots of things packed into a small space! I particularly liked the drawers & cupboards you were able to open to look at the collections inside - you can handle rocks, fossils (including a mammoths tooth!), shells etc and look at the collections of insects, moths & butterflies - each of the... More 

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Merseyside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This small museum has some fascinating exhibits, mostly from a private collection, not going to rival the big museums, but worth a visit.

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Abertillery
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Consists of 5 or so separate rooms with various memorabilia. There were lots of stuffed animals or animals in jars which were a bit off putting, but it was great to see the oldie worldie items on show. Entry fee was minimal.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Very well run museum .lots to see and very interesting. Liked the fact that staff were knowledgeable and friendly

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A good way to pass an hour . A bit of something for everyone as long as your children enjoy learning about the past. Kids free with adults . Adults only £3 each

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Loughborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This tiny museum is jam packed full of interesting things! Worth a visit! Kept us all entertained and there were some brilliant pieces of historical items

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A great place for younger children. Very interesting and informative, the staff are very knowledgeable too.

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Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Such a lot packed into a small space, a bit tardis like. the staff were extremely friendly, chatted to us about the exhibits, answered all our questions.

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Additional Information about Ilfracombe Museum

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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