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North Devon Maritime Museum

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Brilliant Little Museum

Superbly set up maritime museum with very friendly volunteer staff. Excellent exhibits and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A gem of a museum

After many holidays in Appledore we finally got around to visiting the maritime museum on a wet and... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Carshalton, United Kingdom
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The North Devon Maritime Museum will be open daily from Thursday 29th March at 10:30am until 5:00pm until Wednesday 31st October 2018 . Last admission an hour before closing. Come and visit this gem of a museum. Quizzes and eye-spy for children...more
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Odun Road, Appledore EX39 1PT, England
+44 1237 422064
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All reviews well worth a visit north devon interesting exhibits little gem local history across the road steamers rainy day two floors ship building great place to visit packed full enthusiastic staff old house second world war victorian classroom normandy landings
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Superbly set up maritime museum with very friendly volunteer staff. Excellent exhibits and information showing Appledore's history with the sea from early Britons to present day. Wonderful film loop of war time weapon experiments at Westward Ho - quite hilarious. Well worth a short diversion...More

Thank pearlfisherEngland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We like to support any museum where volunteers are the backbone and the people we were greeted by were nothing short of friendly and hospitable. The entry fee represents reasonable value and for those willing to spend the time, the opportunity to learn about the...More

Thank Luke B
Reviewed 13 October 2018

After many holidays in Appledore we finally got around to visiting the maritime museum on a wet and windy day. So glad we did. It's a lovely little museum, run by well informed and very enthusiastic volunteers who gladly point out things of interest around...More

Thank carriethepotter
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Lots of interesting exhibits and models of all aspects of the story of shipbuilding and fishing in appledore .stayed for longer than expected so interesting was it.volunteers freindley and keen.

Thank D9426NLdavid
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The museum is located in Odun Road at the top of the old village. Sited in a beautiful double fronted large house. There is a pay car park opposite. Varied range of exhibits including models and a working rope walk model. Displays are laid out...More

Thank Josephine R
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

A wonderful preservation of our wonderful Maritime English history ! This is a must do for anyone with an interest of this area of devon 😀

Thank Traveler826568
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

A lovely museum crammed full of interesting items. The volunteers are brilliant with children and they have a quiz for them to do. We spent over an hour here and will be back again. Thank you for making us so welcome.

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Most enjoyable museum with lots of local history over a large time span enjoyable for all ages with lots of things to do and see for kids.Very reasonablely priced especially for seniors spread over three floors need to be able to climb stairs.Staff very friendly...More

Thank Herbie49
Reviewed 18 September 2018

It was a pleasure to spend a couple of hours poring over the displays and marine artefacts in the museum. Admission is not expensive and it was fascinating to find out a bit more about Appledore's marine heritage.

Thank Bassplayer81
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is a gem - friendly staff, treasure trove of knowledge and fascinating exhibits. Lots of facts about boats, local dry dock, ship-building, smugglers, and much more!

Thank SueJennings
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23 August 2018|
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Response from 16Littleflower | Reviewed this property |
£3 an adult.
17 May 2018|
Response from ronkilby48 | Reviewed this property |
I would say this museum is not wheelchair or scooter friendly as it is on 2 floors (no lifts) and the door widths would not be big enough. I can't remember if if there are steps up to the entrance or not.
16 October 2016|
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Response from NDMMT | Property representative |
Dogs are welcomed at the museum, they can acompany their owners, be tied up in the garden if required, and always ofered a drink of water!