A fascinating collection of over 20,000 items of natural history, victoriana, maritime, minerals, archaeology, maps, paintings, photos, militaria, costume and local history gathered lovingly by curators and trustees for over 65 years
Ilfracombe Museum also offers a Brass Rubbing Centre and links to Heritage Harbour, Lantern Hill, Lifeboat House, Landmark Theatre, Costal Walks, rock pool beaches and local gardens.
The museum and brass rubbing centre is open: April - October - Every day 10am to 5.30pm ( November - March ) - Monday to Friday 10am to 12.30pm
The museum opened in 1932 in the old laundry room of the Ilfracombe Hotel (demolished in 1976), it is one of the most visited of all Devon Museums and won second place in the Blue Peter Museum of the Year award in 1993.
All you need to know about the Island of Lundy, with its own exhibition area. You will find exciting new displays of Ethnographic Collections, local and family history. Researchers are more than welcome to come and use the facilities available.