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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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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 2 days ago
Carshalton, United Kingdom
Good well presented story of the maritime history of appledore

Lots of interesting exhibits and models of all aspects of the story of shipbuilding and fishing in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stourbridge, 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 worth a visit maritime museum north devon interesting exhibits little gem across the road steamers rainy day local history two floors ship building knowledgeable volunteers great place to visit packed full old house second world war victorian classroom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small local museum has a range of interesting exhibits and information and is a must see for those interested in the maritime history of the region. Set over three floors with a number of exhibits and dioramas, beginning with the early history of the...More

Thank Owdmon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were surprised by the wealth of information and the amount of history covered by this small museum. Some fascinating exhibits. We stayed an hour but would certainly visit again as it is hard to take it all in on one visit. Excellent value for...More

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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!