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Ilfracombe Museum

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Address: Wilder Road | Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 8AF, England
Phone Number: 01271 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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Excellent museum

The collection is so varied there is something for everyone from a Victorian wedding cake collection to a stuffed albatross and everything in between.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The collection is so varied there is something for everyone from a Victorian wedding cake collection to a stuffed albatross and everything in between.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ilfracombe Museum is one of North Devon's hidden gems. Lots of hands on exhibits (none of the stuffy behind-glass-don't-touch attitude that some museums have). There are workshops in the school holidays for adults and children, and all the staff are very helpful and will spend a long time with visitors explaining things about the exhibits. If you have links with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is my most favourite small museum, with something for everyone. I always recommend it to anyone visiting Ilfracombe.

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Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

There's all sorts of unusual old stuff in here - it has to be seen to be believed. The staff are really helpful too!

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devon england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

So must history and interesting beyond belief !!! we were amazed and the amount of objects and stories in this small place ,one could spend a whole week in the place and still learn more about the history of ilfracombe and north devon.

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Plymouth uk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

good price. nothing to dislike. plenty for all of the family. good opening hours. lots to see about ilfracome.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

So much to see here all tucked away just waiting to be found by explorer's of any age. This is a lovely museum to visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Lovely museum with lots of interesting exhibits and friendly staff who are very knowledgeable,well worth a look !

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Ilfracombe Museum, founded in the early 1930's has got to be one of the most interesting museums in the country, particularly for its size. Crammed full of interesting items it is certainly a Museum for all, from youngsters to senior citizens it has something to marvel at. I would allow at the very least an hour to view the contents... More 

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ilfmuseum, General Manager at Ilfracombe Museum, responded to this review

Hi Tom, Many thanks for your fantastic review, many of our visitors feel we have an amazing collection and we certainly are unique! One thing I must correct you on: we do not serve teas and coffees in the museum building. However there is an excellent café next door in the Landmark theatre. More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Fantastic museum with lots of nooks to search and find lots of unusual things. Lots of history within these walls and well worth a visit. Don't be fooled that it looks small on the outside.. just think of Dr Who and his tardis! You will have a great time well worth a visit.

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