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.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Monday 6th February - Saturday 23rd December 2017

THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED IN JANUARY
Monday-Friday 10:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday CLOSED
The museum is open on Bank Holidays.

Admission charges

Adults (with gift aid) £5:50 (without gift aid) £5.00
Concessions (Job Seekers) (with gift aid) £4:50 (without gift aid) £4.00
Children (16 and under accompanied by a paying adult) FREE
Unaccompanied child £1.00

Discounts

  • 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

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

A Stitch in Time

  • 6 February — 11 November 2017 *on now

Featuring hand sewn items such as quilts and samplers, there are a number of beautiful textiles on display. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see these objects as they are usually tucked away in our stores.,

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£1.00 adults or free as part of normal admission ticket

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.

Mini Brick Family Trail

  • 8 July — 28 October 2017 *on now

Follow the Mini Brick Trail around the museum this summer. Explore the museum and find the building block toys to discover our displays in a fun new way. There are also building play zones for all ages to enjoy. Saturday 8th July to Saturday 28th October 2017. Normal museum admission applies (adults £5, accompanied kids go free).

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal museum admission applies (adults £5, accompanied kids go free).

Great Tiverton Sewing Bee

  • 9 August 2017 10:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-3:30pm

Wednesday 9th August, 10:30-12:30 and 1:30-3:30.

A fun day of sewing challenges for ages 8-16 including hand sewing and trying out an old-fashioned hand crank sewing machine. Inspired by our ‘A Stitch in Time’ exhibition, a special day of sewing activities.

Choose from a range of sewing challenges—make a mobile phone sleeve, a felt brooch or a hair scrunchie.

Can book for either or both sessions. No prior experience necessary. Parents can stay or leave children.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 7-10

Admission

Prior booking is essential. £6(£5 members)/session bookable in the museum shop. Includes materials and light refreshments.

Tudor Family Day

  • 19 August 2017 10am-3pm

Featuring Tudor dancing, dressing up with photo opportunity, crafts, games, find out about Tudor food and more.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Please note special event admission applies on this day. Adult £7.50 (Gift Aid £8.25), Museum Members £5.00, and all accompanied children are FREE. Admission includes all activities, no need for advance purchase.

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

http://victorians.swgfl.org.uk/

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
Tiverton
Devon
EX16 6PJ
England

Website

www.tivertonmuseum.org.uk

E-mail

curator04@tivertonmuseum.org.uk

Curator

curator04@tivertonmuseum.org.uk

Telephone

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.
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