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.

Down On The Farm

  • 19 April — 28 October 2017 *on now

Our 2017 exhibition is entitled 'Down On The Farm', and illustrates the agricultural techniques and equipment used in the area through the ages. Of particular note is the 1938 Allis Chalmers tractor, and mid 19th century plough, used by the lender's grandfather. Entry is free, though donations are very welcome. The museum is open from 10.00am to 4.00pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 10.00am to 1.00pm on Saturdays. As yet, the closure date is undecided, but will be some time in October. Most of the artefacts on show are on loan from local supporters of the museum. They are too numerous to mention individually, but we would like to express our gratitude them all for their generosity (and trust.).

Suitable for

  • Any age

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




01363 773919

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