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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

lots of unusual things to see and steeped in history, lots of things to remind you of times gone by.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Pleasant all round. Good place to take the children to learn about our heritage. We were recommended to visit and were not disappointed.

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England, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

For its size, they certainly crammed a lot of interesting stuff in. Their WW1 exhibition was also interesting. It only costs £2.50 and they need that money to survive, so go along and support it .

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Oxford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

You could easily miss this tiny museum, located in a hut near the park and theatre, but it is well worth a visit, for two reasons. One, it is like a museum of a museum, absolutely packed with weird stuff going back two hundred years - a little disquieting to see the heated rollers I used to use in my... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It is only small but a good example of a local museum. Very enjoyable. Children and adults alike will enjoy the morse code telegraph machine

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Bromsgrove, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

When we are in that part of Devon, either staying at Woolacombe or visiting Ilfracombe, the museum is always on our list. There are many interesting exhibits, often in the Summer having some special exhibition. History and the events around the coast are well portrayed. It is worth a visit!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a place which is a joy to visit because of the eclectic collection of objects which will surprise you at every cabinet. There are many bizar things such as a pair of ostrich legs standing upright but with no ostrich attached and a draw of wedding cake pieces carfully wraped up and preserved. Go and spend a couple... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a lovely time in the museum. Was clean and very interesting with fantastic displays. My only downfall would be that we visited with a pushchair and even though we pushed it around we had a few near misses with some displays! ! But really can't fault it. Great way to take an hour out of your day :-)

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

always a great place to visit even for the locals so much of interest . the kids will love the hands on things inside

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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