Welcome to Ilfracombe Museum

Explore a world of curiosities at our friendly museum. Discover the story of Ilfracombe’s rich history and find objects from around the world. Be amazed at the variety of our collections, from natural history and archaeology, art and photography, costume and domestic history. There’s something here for everyone to enjoy.

Museum Opening Times

Opening Times

We’re open every Monday to Saturday from 10am – 5pm. Closed every Sunday in 2017.

Museum Where

Where We Are

The Museum is in Runnymede Gardens, next to the Landmark Theatre.

Museum What's On

What’s On

Throughout 2017 we will be having special events and exhibitions in the Museum.


Explore a world of curiosities at our friendly museum

Ilfracombe’s great value family attraction

A fascinating place to visit come rain or shine

A cross between an Edwardian collector’s study and your Granny’s attic Ilfracombe Museum houses objects you have read about and some you may remember from days gone by, Ilfracombe museum is overflowing with curiosities and memorabilia.

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!

There’s more to discover than you’d ever imagine!

Museum gift shop – browse our great gift range

Children’s quizzes, brass rubbing & regular children’s activities.

Under 16s FREE

Disabled access.

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Looking for things to do with the children during the summer holidays?

Join us for our Craft events which also include story telling and quizzes around the Museum.

Remember, when visiting the Museum Mon - Sat, children (under 16) are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

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A Quick Look Inside Ilfracombe Museum