Exmouth Museum was first opened in 1985, and is housed in a 19th century building which was the Council Stables together with the adjoining foreman's cottage. It is now divided into three galleries, two on the ground floor and one on the first floor.
We show various aspects of Exmouth's past including local businesses, wartime, children's toys, school photos and artefacts, railways, local brickmaking, antique lace and Exmouth commemorative china. The museum reflects Exmouth's rich social history and includes Exmouth memorabilia, local history, the town's connection with the Royal Marines, a Victorian kitchen, a 1950's room and antique bobbin lace.
We have a Great War Exhibition to commemorate the Centenary.
Quiz sheets are available for young visitors along with our ever popular "Find the Cats" trail for the very young.
Monday, Friday and Saturday 10:30-12:30
Tuesday and Thursday 10:30-16:30
Closed Bank holidays
£1.50. Seniors £1.00 Children and Students FREE
Archaeology, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Coins and Medals, Archives, Science and Technology, Social History, Maritime
- Until 1 November 2014 *on now
- From 1 April 2014
To mark the centenary of 1914 we present - Faces of the Great War - photographs from the period of Exmouth men who took part. Beacon School Logbook - extracts from the Boys School logbook covering the War years and detailing the 31 former pupils who were killed in the War together with our own detailed research on these men. Flying Ace - Douglas Carbery MC DFC was credited with 6 Air to Air combat victories. He survived the War and had a long and distinguished military career. We are exhibiting his badges and medal ribbons and photographs taken by Carbery of himself and colleagues and of downed German machines. We also have a model of a Royal Aircraft Factory BE 2c similar to one that he trained on and later flew on the Western Front.
Included in normal Museum admission