Ilfracombe Museum, Devon

Formerly the laundry of the magnificent Ilfracombe Hotel, Ilfracombe museum is overflowing with curiosities and memorabilia. This historic building houses unimaginable finds – from a shrunken head to a collection of pickled bats. First opened in August 1932, the original curator was Mervyn G Palmer, who started it all following his explorations in South America collecting for the British Museum.

I took these images from the nostalgic times of the record player corner, though I wish now I had created a few images of the bats and shrunken head!

Hopefully some or one of these might end up on a book cover for the Arcangel Agency.

Click on the images for the slideshow ….

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