Events 2019



D-Day Remembered

6th May to 28th June 2019

An exhibition telling the story of Ilfracombe’s part in the D-Day preparations of 1943-44.

Find out more about American troops stationed here, the surprising history of HMS Ilfracombe, and the stories of local men who were part of the Normandy Landings.

From our own archives:  rare British press photographs of the D -Day landings.






























 ‘Aftermath of War’

10th June – Sat 6th July

An exhibition by Braunton artist Brian Chugg, showing the decaying beach defences left behind in North Devon after World War Two.


‘Ilfracombe’s Faces of War’ .

A unique chance to see a very rare and important exhibition about Ilfracombe’s First World War soldiers’ photographs, displayed together again for the first time since 1918, alongside the letters they sent home. In partnership with the Devon Remembers Project.


















Children’s events:


Craft morning Weds 29th May 2019 1030am -1230pm




















Ilfracombe History Forum, every second Tuesday, museum Costume Room.

From Tues 11th Sept      Ilfracombe History Forum Coffee morning, 1030-1230. Cost is annual ticket to museum (£7.50 ) giving free entry for rest of the year, plus £2 for refreshments. New members welcome.

 Coffee mornings

Our coffee mornings are friendly and informal and a great way to meet up for a chat in our wonderful museum atmosphere. And all funds raised go directly to support the work of Ilfracombe Museum!