Situated alongside the lych gate of the Parish church, Sidmouth Museum celebrates 240 million years of history. It offers something for everyone with an interest in the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, local history and archaeology.
There are permanent displays of fine prints, paintings and old photographs illustrating the history of Sidmouth from a fishing village, through its Regency period to the current time. A geological display describes the Jurassic coast.
Young people are especially well catered for with their own area.
Easter to 31st October.
Monday 1.00pm to 4.00pm, Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Closed on Sundays
New Exhibitions for 2016
- 1 April — 31 October 2017 *on now
We have four brand new exhibitions for 2017 as well as some popular ones which remain from last year. New Displays include Sidmouth's Literary Connections, The Inside of a Victorian Jacket, Sidmouth Breweries and Fishing in the Great War. We also have The Gallery a range of oil paintings from Devon, as well as The Long Picture which remains on display in the museum. This fascinating watercolour was painted in 1814 and shows how Sidmouth has changed since then. Alongside this we have our permanent displays of Devon lace, items from the local area and the Land and Man Geology room.
Big Draw Day 2017
- 25 October 2017 10:30am-3:30pm
All ages are invited to join Sidmouth's artist Margaret Adams in painting a picture of Sidmouth in days gone by. Youngsters also have their own Big Draw activity. ,
- Family friendly