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Ilfracombe Museum

Wilder Road | Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 8AF, England
01271 863541
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Very much worth a visit, very small but packed with interesting collections. Lookout for the insects draws full of surprises. Plenty to see especially the cupboard full of Bats. Minimal charge for lots to see.

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Lots of interesting things to look at, plenty to make the children stop and think about how people used to look & dress. More suited for older children 6+ I'd say. Very helpful and friendly staff.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The museum is great doesn't look worth a visit till you get inside and you'll love it, I stayed at the Palm court hotel and they had tickets which allow 2 for 1. Great afternoon

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

A fantastic morning! Museum looks small from the outside but is surprisingly big inside & packed full of weird & wonderful items - including 40 yr old wedding cake, shrunken tribal head & preserved 2 headed kitten!! Some really interesting collections of bats, butterflies, spiders all in pull out drawers & displays of war artefacts, local great fires, old printing,... More

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Leicestershire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Loved everything about it, very quirky and quaint. The day we went was a free admittance but we enjoyed our look around and left a donation. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Not very big but certainly packed with loads of bits and pieces. Even if you have to pay admission it is worth it. We spent nearly two... More

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ilfmuseum, Manager at Ilfracombe Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip, we pride ourselves on being friendly and we love to see visitors enjoying our varied and quirky collections! More

Lymington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This museum is a treasure trove of mechanical, electronic, electric stuff, curiosities from the past. Well worth a visit.

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Did not have the time to give this gem the whole attention it deserves, we will revisit frequently when we have the chance to do so.

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Kirkby Malzeard, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

Went here as I went several times as a child and wanted to show my boyfriend the amazing collection of beetles and spiders and of course the 2 headed cat!! Wasn't happy with the parking only being for the locals tho! Would expect the price to go into museum to include parking

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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This is a small museum tucked away in Ilfracombe. As a lot of other reviewers have said there is a surprising variety of exhibits and you can easily loose yourself for a couple of hours. A great way to fill a rainy afternoon, not sure it would appeal to children though

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Delabole, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

A very good guide to local history and some lovely sections which took us down memory lane!! Although it seems quite small from the outside, there is stacks to see and learn about, and you can easily spend a couple of hours here soaking it all up.

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