Cobbaton Combat Collection

Military museum and tourist attraction, this North Devon collection covers mostly World War Two and the years 1939 - 1945, but with exhibits from the Boer War right up to the First Gulf War.

Ranging from military surplus British Army - plus Canadian and Russian Forces - tanks, guns, helmets, artillery, grenades, and bombs to Home Front ration books, gas masks, ARP and Home Guard uniforms and blackout lamps. In 1981 Preston Isaac's runaway hobby was opened to the public, and just keeps growing.

On site is a large shop stocking collectors’ items, de-activated guns, inert ammunition, clothing, hats, badges, survival equipment, books, CDs, toys, souvenirs and much more.

There is a working NAAFI canteen wagon with seating area, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks seasonally, and a picnic area.

The collection has disabled facilities and wheelchair access. Only guide dogs allowed in the buildings.

Check website below for opening times before making a journey.


  • Cobbaton
  • Barnstaple
  • Devon
  • EX37 9RZ