Ilfracombe Museum

A few weeks ago my in-laws kindly took my partner and I to Devon. For a few days we wandered the coast, hunting for fossils and discovering forgotten coves, a perfect way to spend a bank holiday.

Along with the rock pools and waterfalls we discovered another little gem; the museum in Ilfracombe. Set off the main road, down a small drive, this nondescript building holds a fantastic collection of Victorian curiosities, including a giant Boa Constrictor, the largest collection of British butterflies and birds eggs I’ve ever seen, and an unusual collection of preserved wedding cakes. Very worth the visit, if you’re in the area. Here are a few shots of the interior contents.


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