Events

Events and Exhibitions at Tiverton Museum in 2016

Exhibitions are open during normal museum opening hours: 
Monday to Friday 10.30am - 4.30pm                 Saturday 10am - 4pm.

Unless otherwise stated, admission charges for the exhibitions only are: Adults £1.00

Check out our current  Summer What's On leaflet

All events


All Aboard! Sculpture Trail

30 September 2016

Follow the Trail map and find all 21 sculptures in the shape of the Tivvy Bumper steam engine. Each sculpture has been individually decorated by local artists and community groups.

Families (and grownups!) are invited to complete the passport page or the trail map and collect stamps from some of the host locations.

Pick up your trail map from Tiverton Museum (where related merchandise is on sale). Trail runs until 30th October.

 


Vintage bus trip up the Exe Valley

08 October 2016

Vintage bus trip up the Exe Valley railway line led by railway historian Amyas Crump.

Saturday 8th October. Tickets £40 p/p. Booking essential - the last time we ran a similar event (pictured) we sold out very quickly!

 


Barney's Bunch 2-5's group

19 October 2016

All sessions run 1.30-2.30pm. £2.00 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. This month's theme is Harvest.

Please call  or email education@tivertonmuseum.org.uk to book a place.

 

Time: 1.30-2.30pm

 


Vintage railway films

20 October 2016

Cine Star Film Archive showing archive railway films at the museum on Thursday 20th October. Doors open 7:00pm, film starts 7:30pm. Tickets £5 (£4.50 for members) including light refreshments, booking essential.

 


All Aboard! discounted entry day

22 October 2016

To start the last week of the All Aboard! family sculpture trail, the museum is offering discounted entry on Saturday 22nd October. Admission will be only £2 for adults (accompanied children are FREE!). 

If you haven't had a chance to do the trail yet, start the Half Term with a visit to the museum to collect your trail map, see the Tivvy Bumper (and all the other fabulous displays) and find all 21 sculptures in and around Tiverton. If you have done the trail already, why not revist your favourite ones (and of course come and see the real thing!)

 


Half term crafts 25 & 26 October

26 October 2016

Crafts with a Magic theme—making wizards, wands, monsters and owls.

Family craft activities: booking essential (places are limited), £2.50 per child (50p discount on family craft activities for members of the museum). Suitable for ages  4-11. Call the Museum or emaileducation@tivertonmuseum.org.uk for information. Sessions run 11:00 to 12:30 and 2:00 to 3:30.

 


All Aboard! Sculpture Trail

30 October 2016

Follow the Trail map and find all 21 sculptures in the shape of the Tivvy Bumper steam engine. Each sculpture has been individually decorated by local artists and community groups.

Families (and grownups!) are invited to complete the passport page or the trail map and collect stamps from some of the host locations.

Pick up your trail map from Tiverton Museum (where related merchandise is on sale). Trail runs until 30th October.

 


Barney's Bunch 2-5's group

08 November 2016

All sessions run 1.30-2.30pm. £2.00 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. This month's theme is Toys.

Please call or email education@tivertonmuseum.org.uk to book a place.

Time: 1.30-2.30

 


Behind the scenes of the railway collection

10 November 2016

We're offering a unique opportunity to see items from the musuem's railway collection which are normally in store. From an engineer's notebook, information posters to photographs there will be a lot to see. Railway historian Amyas Crump will be on hand to answer your queries. 

Tickets only £5 (£4.50 for museum members). Advance purchase essential as this will be a popular event. 

Time: 7:30pm

 


All Aboard auction night

18 November 2016

Once the All Aboard! sculpture trail has ended, we will be auctioning the sculptures at a special event at at Tiverton Museum on Friday 18th November. The proceeds from the auction will go to Tiverton Museum and another local charity.

One of the twenty one sculptures will not be auctioned, but will be the prize in a raffle which will be drawn on the same night. The raffle tickets are now on sale at Tiverton Museum. Don’t miss out on your chance to win a sculpture for just £1 !!! The identity of the sculpture which will be raffled will be unveiled nearer the time.

 

Time: 7:30pm

 


Christmas crafts

03 December 2016

Christmas craft session. Saturday 3rd December, 11:00-12:30. Make various decorations and gifts, including a cracker with a real snap!

Family craft activities: booking essential (places are limited), £2.50 per child (50p discount on family craft activities for members of the museum). Suitable for ages  4-11. Call the Museum or emaileducation@tivertonmuseum.org.uk for information.

Time: 11:00-12:3

 


Heathcoat 200 temporary exhibition

22 December 2016

Tiverton Museum and Heathcoat Fabrics have worked together to produce a new temporary exhibition which charts the story of the Heathcoat Factory in Tiverton since 1816. The factory has always had a close relationship with the town due to its central location, the numbers of people employed and the amount of housing and public facilities that the factory and the Heathcoat Amory family provided for Tiverton. The exhibition looks at how the factory started, the history of power and equipment used on site as well as the people who worked there. The exhibition also charts the change from making bobbinet lace to technical fabrics with some examples of the types of fabric made on site today which is used all over the world.

 

The exhibition runs until 23rd December 2016. Entry for the exhibition only is £1 for adults, or free with a full museum admission ticket.