Appledore from Instow

North Devon Maritime Museum Appledore

Odun Road, Appledore, Devon, EX39 1PT

       2015 Opening Times

Last admission 4pm

Adults - £3.00

Senior citizens - £2.00

Children (5 -16) - £1.00

Admission prices

Situated in the pictureseque village and sea port of Appledore - on the estuary of the Taw and Torridge rivers - the North Devon Maritime museum offers a fascinating insight into the rich shipbuilding and seafaring history of the area.

In seven exhibition rooms, visitors can discover the WWII beach landing experiments, sail and steam vessels, shipwrecks and much more.


To find out more, visit the Collections page

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Interactive Video Display

An accessible and interactive video display, installed on the ground floor, it shows films relating to North Devon's maritime heritage and its Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This project has been funded by the North Devon Coast AONB Sustainable Development Fund.  Please see News and Links page for more information.

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For further information Tel: 01237 422064

Great Value

2 Adults

2 Children


Parties most welcome by appointment

Registered Charity No: 267268


1st April - 31st October

10.30 am - 5pm


We also have facilities for researchers



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Victorian Schoolroom Project 


Information for Teachers


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Hobarts Funnies


Hobart's Funnies were a number of unusually modified tanks and vehicles devloped during the Second World War and many tested here in North Devon

Fun for Children

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Children can enjoy our interactive exhibits as well as fun quizes for all ages with a guaranteed prize for those taking part



Smuggling boats landed goods from the continent on the north coast of Devon.


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Smugglers Schoolroom Children

Can You Help

Do you have some free time and enjoy helping people?


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A Festival of the Sea


We have a great range of fun and crazy gifts for the whole family and crew including an impressive selection of books

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Gift Shop

WW1 Q Ships


Ship building at Appledore and Bideford during the Second World War


 Certificate of Excellence 2014