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North Devon Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fantastic museum which caters to all ages

We visited the museum with 2.5 year old twins, we weren’t sure what to expect and thought it might... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa W
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A hidden gem.

We all enjoyed this little museum. You can tell it is well loved by the locals. Very interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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The North Devon Maritime Museum will be open daily from Thursday 29th March at 10:30am until 5:00pm until Wednesday 31st October 2018 . Last admission an hour before closing. Come and visit this gem of a museum. Quizzes and eye-spy for children...more
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Odun Road, Appledore EX39 1PT, England
+44 1237 422064
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All reviews well worth a visit interesting exhibits north devon across the road local history two floors rainy day enthusiastic staff ship building old house victorian school packed full three floors little gem world war two hours couple of hours
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the museum with 2.5 year old twins, we weren’t sure what to expect and thought it might be unsuitable for young children, we were wrong. The two volunteers who greeted us were extremely helpful and enthusiastic and set us off searching for pirates...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We all enjoyed this little museum. You can tell it is well loved by the locals. Very interesting local war time history and room sets. Air raid shelter in the garden. Victorian school room across the road was interesting too. Lovely staff.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank louisehertfordshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

A well laid out spacious collection of numerous aspects of maritime history. Great dioramas. My wife is nor particularly interested in boats but she thoroughly enjoyed this museum. Well done to planners and the couple who were on duty last Saturday, 30th Aug.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little find! An absolute gem with staff who were brilliant with the children. Quizzes for all ages available as you went round and the staff were more than willing to demonstrate the air raid siren and open up the Victorian school house...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank RachelO324
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small museum. We were greeted by two very friendly ladies. The museum has some great features. The best parts was a video clip about the Appledore Smock and then the Victorian toilet with information about Thomas Crapper. There is a mix of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to spend an hour or two in Appledore. Full of interesting and fun history and exhibits - backed up with friendly and extremely knowledgeable staff. I’m so pleased we visited the museum- you should go too. Also - good luck finding the 13...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019

The Museum is located towards the rear of Appledore in a Georgian House. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The Museum is spread over two floors and is packed with The History of Maritme activity of the area over many centuries ranging from finding...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JohnEdwardsDudley
Reviewed August 9, 2019

Sometimes an 7 year old and a 13 year old are hard to cater for but they really enjoyed this compact museum. We even giggled at the haunted Victorian loo! They did the pirate tour and the 1940s sheet. The building is lovely and has...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ellen W
Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

If you get the chance go to the North Devon maritime museum. It’s a lovely little place with a variety of facts and photos and things to look at. If you like a bit of varied history you’ll love it...The staff are friendly and keen...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank basilbrushness123
Reviewed July 31, 2019

A lovely, compact museum that charts the maritime history of the area. Of particular interest was the exhibition about all the preparations for D-Day that took place locally and the secret weapons that were tested on local beaches

Date of experience: July 2019
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September 14, 2019|
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Response from Fairfacetraveller | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I don’t know the answer to this; I suggest you try and contact them in advance if possible to avoid disappointment.
August 23, 2018|
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Response from 16Littleflower | Reviewed this property |
£3 an adult.
May 17, 2018|
Response from ronkilby48 | Reviewed this property |
I would say this museum is not wheelchair or scooter friendly as it is on 2 floors (no lifts) and the door widths would not be big enough. I can't remember if if there are steps up to the entrance or not.