Events

Events and Exhibitions at Tiverton Museum in 2015

Exhibitions are open during normal museum opening hours: 
Monday to Friday 10.30am - 4.30pm                 Saturday 10am - 1.00pm.

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

Check out our current Spring What's On leaflet

All events


Barney's Bunch March

18 March 2015

Barney's Bunch 2-5's group is meeting on Wednesday 18th March with an Easter 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.

Time: 13:30

 


Blackdown Metal makers Family Activity Day

28 March 2015

Join in the fun at Tiverton Museum as we explore centuries of metal making in Mid Devon’s Blackdown Hills. Discover how fire turns rocks into tools, go on an iron hunt around the museum, meet a real archaeologist and try some digging for yourself. Meet Noni the Blacksmith in a brand new story adventure for children and explore her Iron Age world through exciting play activities. Dress up as a Blackdowns Metal Maker and find out what you need to master the ancient craft of iron working. We’re thrilled to welcome Double Elephant Print Workshop along for the day so you can try your hand at printing an iron working landscape or a fiery furnace. We hope you can join us for what promises to be an unmissable family event to start the Easter break. The Blackdown Metal Makers team look forward to welcoming you.

10:00-4:30. FREE entry to museum all day!

Blackdown Metal Makers is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership and is a partnership between The Carousel Project, the Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership and Somerset County Council. Find out more here: www.thecarouselproject.org.uk/blackdowns-metal-makers/

 


Craft activities with a Spring theme

31 March 2015

Join in with our craft activities with a Spring theme on Tuesday 31st March. Sessions run 11:00 to 12:30 and 2:00 to 3:30.

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

 


Object handling session in April

02 April 2015

Handling session: handle interesting objects in the galleries Thursday 2nd April 11:00-1:00 & 2:00-4:00, just turn up and explore!

FREE with normal admission.

 


Craft activities with a Spring theme on 7th April

07 April 2015

Join in with our craft activities with a Spring theme on Tuesday 7th April. Sessions run 11:00 to 12:30 and 2:00 to 3:30.

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

 


Object handling session 9th April

09 April 2015

Handling session: handle interesting objects in the galleries Thursday 9th April 11:00-1:00 & 2:00-4:00, just turn up and explore!

FREE with normal admission.

 


Barney's Bunch April

15 April 2015

Barney's Bunch 2-5's group is meeting on Wednesday 15th April with a Tivvy Bumper 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.

Time: 13:30

 


Coach trip to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

15 April 2015

Join us for a coach trip to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery on Wednesday 15th April.

Home of the newly dedicated gallery  for the 'Staffordshire Hoard' the largest find of Anglo Saxon gold. £17.50 p/p. For details or to book a place please call the  Museum.

 


Spring Music Concert at Blundellís School

24 April 2015

Spring Music Concert at  Blundell’s School takes place on Friday 24th April, 7:30 pm in the Ondaatje Hall.

‘Something a little bit Different’ - a varied programme including Jazz, Classical, Musicals,  soloist singers and instrumentalists. Refreshments and raffle. Tickets only £5, available from the Museum, Blundell’s School and Twyfords Photography.  

 


Talk on the Tivvy Bumper by Amyas Crump

01 May 2015

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.

Time: 19:30

 


Tivvy Bumper 80th Birthday Celebrations

02 May 2015

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

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.

Time: 13:30

 


Coach trip to Whitchurch Silk Mill and Bombay Sapp

20 May 2015

Coach trip to Whitchurch Silk Mill and Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery.

Wednesday 20th May. Traditional silk spinning and weaving—full guided tour and light buffet lunch. The afternoon spent in the award winning Distillery which opened in October 2014. Full    guided tour, free cocktail (or soft drink), amazing botanical glass house and shop. £38 p/p all inclusive. For details or to book a place please call the Museum.

 


The Lost Films of Brigadier Peter Acland

21 May 2015

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.

Time: 19:30

 


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. More details to follow soon!

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

 


Print Making Workshops

27 May 2015

Print Making Workshops at the museum on  Wednesday 27thMay, 11am - 4pm. FREE with normal admission!

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!

 


Stop-motion Animation Workshops

28 May 2015

Venue:

Stop-motion Animation Workshops with Lucy Jackson on Thursday 28th May. 

£10 to secure your place.

Suitable for 11's and over. To book, phone the Museum (bring a pack lunch). Experience the fascinating process of stop-motion animation.  Book early to avoid disappointment.

 


Object handling session 28th May

28 May 2015

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.

 


Coach trip to Mottisfont House & Gardens (NT).

17 June 2015

Coach trip to Mottisfont House & Gardens (NT). 17th June. Price NT members £15 p/p coach only, non members £24 p/p (entrance & coach).

 


Beards Bonnets and Bicycles

27 June 2015

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).

 


Tiverton & Heathcoat Photographic Club exhibition

31 July 2015

Tiverton & Heathcoat Photographic Club present their annual print and digital image exhibition.
 
4-31 July at Tiverton Museum. Free entry.