Ilfracombe Museum

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Delve into the treasure trove that is Ilfracombe Museum. Overflowing with curiosities and memorabilla, this historic building houses unimaginable finds from a shrunken head to pickled bats, and marvellous insect, spider and butterfly specimens to explore. Our displays include maritime Ilfracombe, the local railway, and military history, plus Victorian costumes. There's something for everyone!
We also have photographic and research resources from the Ilfracombe area that can be viewed upon request
Children are free, there are object for them to handle and quizzes to enjoy. We have a great value shop selling gifts and books.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

Daily 1000-1700
Tues-Fri 1000-1300

Closed: Two weeks Christmas and New Year

Admission charges

Adults £2.50
Seniors & Concessions £2.00
Accompanied Children up to 16 FREE

Additional info

Entrance £2.50 for adults, £2 seniors and concessions, accompanied children under 16 are free.
Wheelchair accessible
Note: no parking at museum, pay parking at theatre next door

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Weapons and War, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, World Cultures, Fine Art, Social History, Maritime

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Breaking the Mould: The Suffragette Story in East Devon

  • 6 February 2018 From 7:30pm

To celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage, first granted on 6th February 1918, we have invited Pamela Vass to talk about the suffragette movement in North Devon, and especially Ilfracombe.


Tickets are £4 each, to be purchased in advance as space is limited. To include book signing and refreshments afterwards. Available at the museum and from ‘Hairport’, Ilfracombe High St.


Ilfracombe Museum
Wilder Road
EX34 8AF




01271 863541

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