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. Link to exhibitions and displays for details on this year's exhibitions and displays.
Young people are especially well catered for with their own area.
Open daily, Easter to October.
Sunday and Monday 2.00pm to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 4.30pm.
New Exhibitions for 2014
- Until 1 November 2014 *on now
- From 29 March 2014
We have four brand new exciting exhibitions for 2014 as well as some popular ones which remain from last year. Why not visit us and discover what Arthur Conan Doyle got up to when he visited the local area and worked as a doctor in Plymouth. The World War 1 Domestic Front gives an insight into what life was like for women during the time of war. See the new roles women held and local souvenir items which have been kindly donated and lent to the museum for this display. , 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.
Long Picture Walk
- 26 September 2014 10:30am-12pm
'The Long Picture' is Sidmouth''s iconic painting by Hurbert Cornish in 1814., The museum will be hosting a talk and a walk about the origins of this famous picture.
We start with a talk at 10.30 in the Museum followed by a gentle stroll along the Esplanade comparing the buildings and landscape of Sidmouth between now and 200 years ago and discussing some of the events that shaped their development.