Welcome to Ilfracombe’s home of history, both local and far afield. We pride ourselves on our eclectic collection which includes a variety of natural specimens, maritime models, local tokens of nostalgia, technology through the ages, Victoriana, tools and ceremonial objects from Asia, South America and Africa, and war time memories.

We’ve been Feeding Curiousity since 1932 when Mervyn Palmer our founder, opened the museum.

Come inside and see what can inspire you!