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“Small but packed with quirky interest” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ilfracombe Museum - TEMPORARILY CLOSED - CLOSED

Ilfracombe Museum - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Swansea, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Small but packed with quirky interest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

The great thing about this museum is that there are quite a few things to fiddle with, including old cameras and a coastguard communications desk. Make sure you open the various drawers.
It cost £3 to get in in 2012, but kids were free. There's a clean visitor toilet, too.

Visited August 2012
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English first
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

As soon as you step into the building, you are hit with a range of facinating artifacts to look at, some of which you can handle.

It cost us £3 each (adult) to visit and the ticket allowed us to return as many times as we liked in the week.

There are several rooms, filled to the brim with facinating items, including an area you can try your hand at brass rubbing (for an extra charge) - the staff were fantastic too.

This attraction is a must if you are visiting Ilfracombe!

Visited September 2012
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Thank Philanddave
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Leicester
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51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

It was different and interesting and the children loved looking at the creepy crawlies (dead ones of course) and as 4&6 year olds enjoyed it

Visited August 2012
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Peak District National Park, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Wonderful wonderful wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

What an amazing little place. We loved it so much we returned twice. Our hard to please 3 boys, aged 3,6 and 8, were enthralled. The staff on the desk are a delight. The artefacts can be touched if they are not in cases which is wonderful for a hands on learning experience for children (and adults!). I myself was unable to gaze at the hairy spiders in the drawers ..... A must do on a rainy day in Ilfracombe.

Visited August 2012
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York, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

We only really visited this museum as it was raining heavily and we needed a place to shelter, not expecting much. The admission price was very good, kids were free and adults only a few pounds each, and you could re-use the ticket as many times as you wanted that week. There was so much to look at, it was fascinating. The staff were very friendly and helpful and really knew their stuff. The kids did not want to leave, there were trails for them to complete, lots of drawers full of butterflies, bugs, spiders and other things to keep them entertained for ages. They could touch things, play with things, make things - including brass rubbings. We did go back again later in the week at our 8 year old son's request as he loved it so much!

Visited August 2012
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