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North Devon Maritime Museum

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Address: Odun Road, Appledore EX39 1PT, England
Phone Number: +44 1237 422064
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10:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The North Devon Maritime Museum will be open from Sunday 27th December...

The North Devon Maritime Museum will be open from Sunday 27th December until 1st January 2016 (inclusive) from 10:30a.m. until 3:00p.m. Last admission an hour before closing. Come and visit this gem of a museum. Quizzes and eye-spy for children. Fascinating walks around the picturesque village( plenty of eateries)or follow the coastal path around to Westward Ho!

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excellent hidden gem

quirky and fun little museum with artifacts , photos and narratives of appledore and north devon maritime history, wrecks, ship building old and new, smugglers, WW2 D-Day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

quirky and fun little museum with artifacts , photos and narratives of appledore and north devon maritime history, wrecks, ship building old and new, smugglers, WW2 D-Day experimentation at westward ho and a miscellany of nauticalia. would suit all ages and interests. very friendly, welcoming and chatty staff. well worth a visit and then check out the seafront and see... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Beautifully set out on a "room by room" basis, this small, folk museum, takes you through the history of Appledore from the earliest times to today. If you are in the area, and have an interest, not just in Appledore, but in Seafaring in general, this is the place for you.

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2 Thank peter b
Marton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We visited the museum while on holiday. It is gives the history of sailing and ship building in North Devon not just Appledore. The staff who are all volunteers are friendly, helpful and informative. It is worth a visit.

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1 Thank Sorrel52
Devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Came across this by accident and found it very interesting - finding out about the long history of coastal North Devon. Also the staff at the museum were very helpful and informative.

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1 Thank joy2bee
South Normanton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visited the museum whilst on holiday, a lovely little place giving the maritime history of the area, very informative, the best part was the extra input by the volunteer staff who were ready to help and had a mine of information above and beyond the displays. They even let our dog in with us.

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1 Thank Alan P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

A very interesting and enjoyable place to visit. The people who run it are friendly and helpful with a sense of fun. Spend some time and learn.....

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1 Thank KateLaubscher
Cooktown, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

It is hard to imagine how an out of the way village like Appledore could have been a transport hub in the early 20th century, but it was an this museum brings out the village's intimate connection with the sea. The small ships were the equivalent of today's heavy trucks, and they would sail around the south-west carrying all sorts... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Lovely museum .. covers a long range of local maritime history. Staff very friendly and willing to help. Hubby enjoyed the challenge of the pirate trail! One of the staff told me that a retired teacher she had made them challenging to find, as she felt a lot of these trails are just too easy and a bit patronising (it... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We went to Appledore for the first time with no idea of what we would find. Directly across from the public parking lot we discovered the North Devon Maritime Museum. We were welcomed by three cheerful and knowledgeable hosts who gave us some literature to guide us and still gave us a quick overview of what we would find in... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A really interesting museum with a lot exhibits. Friendly, chatty and helpful volunteers help you enjoy it more. On two floors of an attractive old building. Seven, I think, rooms depicting various themes, wooden ships, iron ships, story of WWII and the training around Appledore for D-Day. Really well laid out with a lot of information. We spent over two... More 

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