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Ilfracombe Museum

Wilder Road | Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 8AF, England
+44 1271 863541
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Great Experience

We visited while on a holiday in Devon. Was a great experience, all sorts to see, very interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2015
Becks G
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Excellent Attraction, Friendly service

Very helpful and kind staff, great value for money! I learnt Morse code aswell! Mabey you could... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2015
fnafl
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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%
  • Poor1%
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“wedding cake” (16 reviews)
“local history” (22 reviews)
“morse code” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Wilder Road | Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 8AF, England
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+44 1271 863541
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Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

We visited while on a holiday in Devon. Was a great experience, all sorts to see, very interesting place. I enjoyed looking at all the butterflies and insects, the bat cupboard was rather interesting too. My daughter (12) was interested in the morse code machine...More

1  Thank Becks G
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Very helpful and kind staff, great value for money! I learnt Morse code aswell! Mabey you could too!

3  Thank fnafl
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Amazing. I've lived in ilfracombe for 16 years and this was the first time in visiting this little gem. Truely outstanding collections of historical bits n bobs. Loved the bats! :). Lovelingly maintained and presented throughout the museum, some real treasures to seek out. Larger...More

1  Thank Matt H
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely hour in the ilfracoombe museum today. There is absolutely loads of stuff to see and do. They have a fantastic collection of bugs and creepy crawlies (thankfully all dead). And loads of wartime and maritime things. If you wanted you could easily...More

1  Thank Emma A
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Took the kids from Nursery to the museums firework activity day! Was really good the children loved t! Well Done to all The helpful stafffMore

Thank Angiemays
ilfmuseum, Manager at Ilfracombe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2015

Hi Thank you for your good comments, we are glad you enjoyed our half term activity and it was good to see you bringing your Nursery children. It was a hectic morning but loads of fun and lovely to see the children getting creative and...More

Reviewed 28 October 2015

This is a very interesting museum with lots of information about the local area. There is many different kinds of exhibits, from model ships to a skeleton of a four legged chicken! Well worth the few pounds entrance fee!

1  Thank caz68caz
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Loved this museum....a must visit if your in the area...staff are friendly,knowledgeable and happy to show you round or point out items of interest...we were to adults but if you have kids..take them..they will love it.Well done Ilfracombe museum

Thank Twobeersplease
ilfmuseum, Manager at Ilfracombe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2015

Thank you for your lovely review and we're so pleased you enjoyed visiting our unique museum!

Reviewed 28 October 2015

Very enjoyable couple hours looking through the museum, lots of different rooms maritime, Lundy etc. also several interactive ones that kids will enjoys.

Thank MikeH774
Reviewed 25 October 2015

tiny museum packed full of intresting things, well worth spending a couple of hours looking through and always good to support a local area.

1  Thank Christopherdib
Reviewed 23 October 2015

The best thing in Ilfracombe. A real cornucopia of different items. You can see bats do have tails and wedding cake can last forever. Two headed cats and chickens are on display as well as a four legged chicken. There is even a python and...More

1  Thank Mike P
ilfmuseum, Manager at Ilfracombe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2015

Dear Dr Mike - thank you for your glowing review of our museum, we're so pleased you got so much out of your visit. We are looking at a project next year that may involve improving the displays of birds so keep an eye on...More

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