Ilfracombe Museum

An adventure in the curious and the wonderful

Opening Times Monday – Saturday  10am – 5pm Sunday 11am – 3pm

Welcome to our interactive museum. Send a message on our Morse code radio station, and handle a library of old cameras. Investigate our many drawers full of fossils and sea shells as you listen to the chime of our 300 year old clock.

We are full of curious stuff. Our natural history collection is extensive. Identify our stuffed birds. Face your fears with a giant African python, stumble upon the wildebeests of the plains, and don’t forget the bat cave! Have a good, hard look at a variety of pickled bats.

Book a brass rubbing session or start your quest on our bird trail. Researchers can access our extensive archives on purchasing a researcher’s ticket. Become a Supporter for free entry all year and much more– visit our website for details.

Ilfracombe museum is an entirely self-supported charity and your entrance fee directly supports our work.