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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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Worth the £6

Visited today with a 9 and 6 year old boys. It was small and quaint but thoroughly enjoyable. The boys loved it and the very friendly couple who ran it were so helpful and gave us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Kate T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited today with a 9 and 6 year old boys. It was small and quaint but thoroughly enjoyable. The boys loved it and the very friendly couple who ran it were so helpful and gave us loads of information. The boys did a quiz too. Totally recommend it

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1 Thank Kate T
London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth an hour of perusing. £6 for a family of 4 to get in. There are trails for the kids to do to keep them occupied (ask at the desk). An proper old fashioned style museum!

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1 Thank Georgigirl
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While on Holiday my wife and I found the museum in Iffracombe very interesting. It is all set out and plenty of interesting things to find out about north Devon

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2 Thank Paul W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a good 2hrs in the museum with my children. Kids aged 16 & 21 so often it's difficult to strike a balance. Curiosities and variety kept them both thoroughly entertained though..

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2 Thank William M
Rutland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Still a nice museum with an international brilliant collection. Warm welcomes, £3 entry and concessions.Kids under 16 nothing. At least 6 rooms.If you've kids you could be there two hours. A good look round without kids about an hour and it's tactile in places. Shop, history books and brass-rubbing and quizzes, the entertainment's cheap. Guides are helpful and it would... More 

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2 Thank pamela h
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ilfracombe Museum remains a quaint, sometimes musty place, but it is stuffed with interesting artefacts. Activity trail for kiddies, holds all ages spellbound. The staff are enthusiastic, approachable and encouraging. Give it try - you won't be disappointed.

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2 Thank M A
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a few pounds this is a really great way to spend a couple of hours. If you want to gain a sense of Ifracombes history take a little time to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

John Betjeman liked this place and I do mainly because it shows the passion of Victorians for collecting

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1 Thank Isabel W
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called into the museum because it was raining, however it turned out to be a pleasant way to pass a couple of yours, resurrecting memories of how things use to be in the past. It also offers the opportunity to handle some of the exhibits.

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1 Thank KVLiverpool
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very interesting to browse , plenty of history things to explore. small price to pay going in. Good for children who may like doing the brass stretch

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