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Ilfracombe Museum

Wilder Road | Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 8AF, England
01271 863541
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Ranked #3 of 15 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

quaint place run by the locals, and lots of local information, was nice to see so much victorian items

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We popped in on our way back home from a week in Bude. We spent about an hour and a half looking round but we could have spent longer had we had the time. Despite the small size of the premises and the fact that the curators had had to "pack" in the exhibits, everything was very well exhibited. My... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

a great glimpse into the past and shows you how life used to be. With onsite toilets too. Also cameras are allowed and you get tickets for half price entrance to the beach tunnels.

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Amazing, lots of things to see, open all the draws and get exploring. Spent like 2-3 hours here and i am 21 hahaha. Definitely worth £3 entry, if not more.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Been here loads of times and always take friends when they come to stay. Lots of small rooms with quirky memorabilia and thousands of insects, butterflies and nasty's, well worth a visit for only a couple of quid which helps to fund it.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A wonderful collection of curiosities and some interesting information about the railway and Lundy. Friendly and helpful attendants.

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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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