The Maritime Room

A free audio guide is available for this room

Refurbished and redecorated in 2017 with a floor featuring a map of Ilfracombe harbour, this room features a fine collection of model ships and paintings of maritime Ilfracombe, as well as maritime curiosities.

You’ll also find a ship-to shore coastal radio operating desk from the Ilfracombe Coastal Radio Station which was closed in 1986. It plays its last ever transmission and you can have a go at tapping out a Morse code message.