Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

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









01884 230878

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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

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

Beards Bonnets and Bicycles

  • 2 February — 27 June 2015 *on now

A temporary exhibition featuring original photographic portraits from the museum's collection. This is a light hearted exhibition which invites you to look closely at the fashions, hairstyles and beards sported in these photographs. Family friendly with dressing up corner. On until 27th June. Entry is just £1, and accompanied kids go FREE! (For visitors with a full admission ticket entry to this exhibition is free).

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



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.

Talk on the Tivvy Bumper by Amyas Crump

  • 1 May 2015 From 7pm

The Tivvy Bumper talk on Friday 1st May. Railway historian Amyas Crump will be marking the 80th Birthday of the Tivvy Bumper with an illustrated talk.


Doors open 7pm, talk starts at 7:30 at the Museum. Tickets £4.50, including light refreshments.

Tivvy Bumper 80th Birthday Celebrations

  • 2 May 2015 10:30am-4pm

Join us for a fun day at the museum with working model railway displays, family craft activities, quizzes and much more! Normal admission applies.


Barney's Bunch May

  • 13 May 2015 1:30-2:30pm

Barney's Bunch 2-5's group is meeting on Wednesday 13th May with a Farm Animals theme.


All sessions run 1.30-2.30. £2 per child/£1.50 members (admission charge does not apply). Come along and explore the museum through different themes each month with stories, games and crafts. Please call or email education@tivertonmuseum.org.uk to book a place,

The Lost Films of Brigadier Peter Acland

  • 21 May 2015 7:30-8:30pm

The Lost Films of Brigadier Peter Acland. Thursday 21st May. Cine Star Archive Films present amateur films of life in the 1920s and 1930s, including farming scenes and more!


Doors open 7pm, talk starts at 7:30 at the Museum. Tickets £4.50, including light refreshments.

Craft activities in May Half Term

  • 26 May 2015

We will be running craft activities on Tuesday 26th May. Sessions run 11:00 to 12:30 and 2:00 to 3:30.


Booking essential (places are limited, £2.50 per child (50p discount on family craft activities for members of the museum). Call the Museum or email education@tivertonmuseum.org.uk for information.

Print Making Workshops

  • 27 May 2015 11am-4pm

Print Making Workshops at the museum on Wednesday 27th May, 11am - 4pm. Family Drop-In session - have a go at printmaking and help make a large banner commemorating Tiverton in World War One. Most suitable for over 7's but younger helpers are welcome. Children need to bring an adult who would like to join in with the fun!


FREE with normal admission.

Object handling session 28th May

  • 28 May 2015 11am-4pm

Handling session: handle interesting objects in the galleries Thursday 28th May. 11:00-1:00 & 2:00-4:00, just turn up and explore! FREE with normal admission.


FREE with normal admission.

Stop motion animation workshop

Stop motion Animation Workshops

  • 28 May 2015 10:30am-4pm

Stop-motion Animation Workshops with Lucy Jackson on Thursday 28th May. Experience the fascinating process of stop-motion animation.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+


£10 to secure your place. To book, phone the Museum (bring a pack lunch). Book early to avoid disappointment.

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.