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Ilfracombe Museum

Wilder Road | Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 8AF, England
+44 1271 863541
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Ifracombe Museum's 80th birthday.

My wife & I walked past this museum after noticing the Lord Mayor standing outside. There was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
david m
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Not for young kids

Based on other reviews I got the impression that you would spend at a minimum 2/3 hours here. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ben R
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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 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 in car park outside the museum. Children under 16 FREE, £5 for adults, £4.00 concessions. Annual season ticket £7.50
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  • Average5%
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“local history” (22 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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 2 days ago

My wife & I walked past this museum after noticing the Lord Mayor standing outside. There was bunting and a Town-Crier (?) plus local BBC TV inviting all for free. We were welcomed in by the grandson of the founder and after official ceremonies we...More

Thank david m
Reviewed 2 days ago

Based on other reviews I got the impression that you would spend at a minimum 2/3 hours here. We did it in 30 minutes. None of the rubbing templates were available for use and the only addition was a hunt the dinosaurs. So for 10...More

Thank Ben R
Reviewed 2 days ago

this is a quiant little museum to visit. it illustrates quite a lot of local history of the town over the years. there are a lot of little fascinating bits and pieces to discover as you go round especially when you come across the cabinets...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There's wasn't a 'type of visit for educational' so I went with our age range- we visited with 12 sea cadets it was our last stop on our day out in Ilfracombe and they all throughly enjoyed themselves, the quizzes were excellent and kept them...More

Thank woe83
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had been here as a child many times, so was great to introduce my young niece to the museum. Lots of interesting collections but great to see some old favourites, like the 2 headed kitten and the draw full of ancient wedding cake and the...More

Thank Sue C
Ilfracombe M, Administrator at Ilfracombe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind comments and so glad you enjoyed yourself here. regards Josie

Reviewed 1 week ago

There were four of us - two teenagers and two over 50s, but it had a little to interest both age groups. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Not a massive museum, but believe they have plans to expand.

Thank 821allisonl
Reviewed 1 week ago

To see this interesting and small quirky collection will take you an hour or so. Two hours isn't realistic and it's far too long for what it is, unless it's raining, or you love museums that much, or you have children. Compared with Barnstaple and...More

2  Thank Aequanimitas J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the children here on a rainy day, they loved it, lots for them to see and the gentleman on duty was brilliant with them, showing them thing s that they may of missed if not opened a drawer or cupboard ! We thought,...More

Thank deehigg
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had seen this advertised on the television and it was well worth the visit,even my husband enjoyed it and he hates museums!

Thank Donna G
Ilfracombe M, Museum Administrator at Ilfracombe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind comments - always best to have a 'happy husband'! Please tell your friends about us. regards Josie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was and ok musuem lots in it but not lot of info aon the items i feel if u took tge best bits and exbited them better it would better visit

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