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Address: Wilder Road | Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 8AF, England
Phone Number: +44 1271 863541
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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We didn't expect much as it appears very small, but soend a couple of hoours in there in the end, so many things made us remember the past, good and bad

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
h0ward22
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't expect much as it appears very small, but soend a couple of hoours in there in the end, so many things made us remember the past, good and bad

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grt value for money lots to see from all over the world and local areas spent a while in here grt place loved it

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1 Thank blockbuste
Devon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a mini museum with eight rooms. You can discover interesting things about a wide range of subjects including dead animals. For example, there are bats in a cupboard and spiders in a drawer. Because it is a mini museum, the visit is short but it is good value.

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Leek, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its always good to visit local museums when away on a break and this was has some pretty interesting artefacts as well as articles on the history of the town and what it has contributed to society.

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1 Thank Crystal1969
Yeovil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

dropped in one rainy afternoon and was delighted ...so quirky and SO British ! was mesmerised by the short films on sea and people who live and work here, really really great films. Very interesting little Museum.

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2 Thank DoowopYeovil
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

small museum but has some very interesting artefacts, loved the drawers of Victorian insect collections, and the look early household gadgets.

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1 Thank Martin M
Braunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well worth a visit varied subjects on display great for the kids and adults alike. find out local history and fascinating objects

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2 Thank j0andphilip
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting place to visit, rain or shine you should go, even if it's only to see the 2 headed cat !! Staff friendly and are there to answer any thing you want yo know.

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1 Thank Marilyn F
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

lots to see in the museum very interesting you can spend a few hours here you can walk round at your leasure

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2 Thank kathy h
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

What a cute little museum. Loved it. Remember going as a child and seeing the mummy. Lots to see and a delight for families

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