Crediton Area History and Museum Society

Crediton Museum, Old Town Hall, High Street, Crediton, Devon EX17 3LF

Local museum & history society for Crediton and surrounding villages in Mid-Devon.

Exhibitions are usually based on local themes and use the society's archive of documents and photographs. A major attraction is a remarkably accurate model of the High Street immediately before the Great Fire of 1743. Recent additions include objects found during archaeological excavations in the town.

Research facilities are available for visitors to explore their family and/or local history.

The archive collection includes 1,000s of documents, photographs and other artifacts from the Crediton area including family papers, property deeds, maps & correspondence relating to local charities & churches.

Venue Type:

Association or society, Museum, Archive

Opening hours

Research Centre: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am to 1pm.
Exhibitions: Easter to October: 10am-4pm Wednesday to Friday and 10am-1pm on Saturday

Admission charges

No admission charge is made but donations towards running costs are most welcome!

Collection details


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

That's Entertainment

  • 22 April — 3 October 2015 *on now

The exhibition this summer is to be all about entertainment. How we entertained ourselves, and how we have been entertained both in the past and the present day. Exhibits will include photographs of carnival floats and processions, gang shows and guide pantomimes. Organisations which have entertained the town will also be featured such as the Town Band, and CODS (Crediton Operatic and Dramatic Society), who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. The Town Band has loaned us an old uniform and a couple of ancient instruments. There will be a display showing a circa 1950s sitting room with a television, radio, record player and other items from that period. The model of the High Street in 1742 will still be on show, and there is a new permanent wall display of 'Crediton Through the Ages'. ,

Suitable for

  • Any age

Crediton Area History and Museum Society
The Old Town Hall, High Street
EX17 3LF




01363 773919

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