I was so absorbed in the contents of this wonderful museum that I didn't realize the time had elapsed on my parking ticket.
Luckily, I popped out and put another hour on my parking so I could browse some more. (The admission price, £3, lasts all day; so you can come and go).
The 5 or 6 'rooms' each had a theme. Ilfracombe's war-time in one, maritime history in another, how the town has grown and changed in another etc.
The natural history section had dozens of drawers full of bugs from all over the world, enough to keep young and old alike fascinated for hours.
Quite small, but not cramped, it's a real gold mine.