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Ilfracombe Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Very interesting

Visited on a very rainy day in Ilfracombe. Really interesting museum with informative displays. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hillfam17
via mobile
Superb Victorian Museum

Superb museum full of interesting exhibits mainly put together in Victorian times Collections of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edge1959
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Wilder Road | Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 8AF, England
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+44 1271 863541
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a very rainy day in Ilfracombe. Really interesting museum with informative displays. The African artefacts are great as are the displays of moths, butterflies, birds eggs and old wedding cake!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb museum full of interesting exhibits mainly put together in Victorian times Collections of birds, eggs, moths, beatles, to name just a few of the drawers. Costumes from the period, a room about people in the First World War

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great little local jewel: very old school in a quirky way with the place stuffed with a dazzling array of objects from both Ilfracombe's local history and broader themes encompassing natural history and antiquarianism. From Shrunken heads, tails of daring do, to local seafaring...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank michael k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting museum with various exhibits, one of the best was the collection of butterflies and other wildlife. The £5.00 entrance fee is about right.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Stacey S
Reviewed August 11, 2019

Visiting Ilfracombe on a day trip and weather not that great so went to Museum. Was amazed by how much was on show and we found it all very interesting. I enjoyed having a play with the Morse Code machine and viewing all the old...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sally K
Reviewed August 11, 2019

small with some interesting things on display. a little gift shop as you enter. enterance price seems a bit high for size of place.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2019

It has a lot to see! It's definitely worth the money and you could be in there a while if you read everything. We really enjoyed the animals that are there and the retro hairdressers display.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

It's like exploring Granny's House. They encourage you to open drawers and investigate the museum. There's hundreds of unique and unusual features that will amaze you. The volunteers are full of amazing information and will help you to find and see hidden gems. The will...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank DavidTWinfield
Reviewed July 12, 2019

Exceptionally friendly and helpful person on desk. All on one level so husband with walker fully included. Entrance prices good.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Brenda C
Reviewed July 9, 2019

absolutely brilliant museum - well worth the visit. Looked small from the outside but is jam packed with displays.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank thenashs26
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Amanda L
May 23, 2019|
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Response from ilfmuseum | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your question, 2019 prices are £5 per adult and children are free so if you are 2 adults and 2 children, it would cost £10. Sincerely hope you can visit us.
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