Sidmouth Museum

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.

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Opening hours

Easter to 31st October.
Monday 1.00pm to 4.00pm, Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Closed on Sundays

Admission charges


Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

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.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

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. ,

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



Sidmouth Museum
Hope Cottage
Church Street
EX10 8lY




01395 516139

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