Welcome to Ilfracombe Museum

Ilfracombe Museum Trust CIO

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 off Wilder Rd behind Runnymede Gardens, right next door 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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Ilfracombe museum will be open 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday as of this Saturday, the 24th March.

Easter children's event: Weds 4th April 1030 - 1230pm
Evening talk by Kelvin Farndell Thurs 19th April 730pm
Ilfracombe Film Festival exhibition starts Fri 20th April
New maritime display featuring items on loan from Ilfracombe Dive Club

Annual visitor/research tickets to the museum cost just £7.50
Or become a Museum Supporter for £7.50 a year!

We look forward to seeing you.
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A Quick Look Inside Ilfracombe Museum