Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

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Tiverton Museum is a vibrant, award-winning and much loved museum that provides extensive displays on local history. It runs a lively events programme, including temporary exhibitions (on anything from the history of underwear to local farming memories), guided walks, talks, holiday craft activities, themed days and lots more. The museum is proud to be family friendly and has won several awards in the last couple of years, including the GOLD Small Visitor Attraction, Visit Devon Awards 2013 and the Bronze Small Visitor Attraction at the South West Tourism Awards 2013/14.

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Opening hours

Monday 2nd February - Wednesday 23rd December 2015

Monday-Friday 10:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm *
*The museum will be open until 4:30 on Saturdays throughout August
The museum is open on Bank Holidays.

Admission charges

Adults (with gift aid) £5:00 (without gift aid) £4:50
Concessions (over 6Os, students and Job Seekers) (with gift aid) £4:00 (without gift aid) £3:50
Children (16 and under accompanied by a paying adult) FREE
Unaccompanied child £1.00


  • Museums Association

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Industry, Land Transport, Natural Sciences, Photography, Science and Technology, Social History

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.

Tiverton and Heathcoat Photographic Club exhibition

  • 1 — 27 May 2016 *on now

Suitable for

  • Any age

Cyanotype workshop

  • 31 May 2016 11am-3pm

Linking with the photographic exhibition, photographic artist Rosie Stott leads a children's workshop exploring making cyanotype prints. These will use found objects, objects from the museum's handling collection and craft supplies to create stunning prints on photosensitive paper. Interested adults also welcome to have a go! Free with admission, donations welcome. Suitable for children aged 5+. Drop in 11:00-3:30.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children


normal admission charges apply

Coach trip to Weald and Downland Museum

  • 9 June 2016

The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum of Historic Buildings and Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens. At the Open Air Museum you will see farmhouses, barns, waterwheel, church and workers shops. Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens, houses the greatest collection of Roman mosaics as they were laid 2,000 years ago, with the gardens planted as they would have been during the Roman occupancy. £40 p/p to include entry to the museum and entry and tour of the palace. Please contact Tiverton Museum for more details.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£40 p/p

Blundell's Mid Summer Concert

  • 24 June 2016 From 7:30pm

Blundell's Mid Summer Concert 24th June, 2016 7.30pm Tickets £5 p/p. If the weather is fine then it may be held outside in the grounds, and you would be most welcome to bring your own picnic.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


£5 p/p

Tivvy Textiles Family Day

  • 13 August 2016 9:30am-4:30pm

Linking in with the Heathcoat 200 anniversary, disover how textiles have been made in Tiverton through the ages. From iron Age spinning through the Tudor days of the wool trade, to the arrival of Heathcoat's lace machines and through to the modern day. Lots of hands-on activities, crafts and object handling. Museum admission applies, and charges apply for some activities.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Normal admission applies, and charges apply for some activities.

Transport themed family day

  • 3 September 2016 9:30am-4:30pm

Transport themed family day. Linking in with the Tivvy Bumper Sculpture Trail there will be lots of activities on offer: crafts, object handling, trails and making paper boats. Museum admission applies, and charges apply for some activities.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Normal admission applies, and charges apply for some activities.

Coach trip to Bradford on Avon

  • 15 September 2016

Coach trip: September 15th - Visit to Bradford on Avon with a leisurely afternoon Canal Boat Trip and Tea, to Widbrook & Avoncliff taking in the Avoncliff Aqueduct and east & west countryside views of Bradford on Avon. £30p/p.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£30 p/p

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Virtual Victorians


Welcome to the home of the Virtual Victorians. Here you can take a look at a typical week in our lives and ask us questions.
In the "Themes Gallery" you can see many of the things we use, and some things that we would like to be able to afford to use! You can even play with some of the children's favourite toys!
You can find out more about our legacy to you, send something they are calling an 'eCard', whatever that is, and if you like news you can work on a Victorian Newspaper.

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life
Beck's Square
EX16 6PJ









01884 230878

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.