Formerly the laundry of the magnificent Ilfracombe Hotel, Ilfracombe museum is overflowing with curiosities and memorabilia. This historic building houses unimaginable finds - from a shrunken head to a collection of pickled bats. First opened in August 1932, the original curator was Mervyn G Palmer, who started it all following his explorations in South America collecting butterflies for the British Museum.
The whole family will be intrigued by the variety of displays. Peer into drawers and peek into cupboards; wander through eight different rooms and uncover the museum’s hidden treasures. You won't be disappointed by your visit to one of North Devon's best museums!
Wilder Road Ilfracombe Devon EX348AF
Manager: Sara Hodson
Nov-March open Tues-Fri 10am-1pm April - Oct open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm
Adult £5 Senior/concessions £4 Children under 16 free
Other FacilitiesBrass rubbing available at small extra charge
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