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  Spring What's On leaflet

All events

All Aboard! sculpture painting

28 May 2016

Pop in and have a sneak preview of some of the sculptures for the All Aboard! trail. We will be painting some in public on Saturday 28th May (between 11:00 and 1:00). Come in and say hello, and maybe even add a few brush strokes yourself!

The All Aboard! family sculpture trail will be based in Tiverton and the surrounding area 2nd July - 30th October. There will be 21 sculptures in the shape of the Tivvy Bumper steam engine (housed in Tiverton Museum). 

Time: 11:00-1:00


Cyanotype workshop

31 May 2016

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.


Coach trip to Weald & Downland Museum

09 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.


Tiverton & Heathcoat Photographic Club exhibition

10 June 2016

Tiverton & Heathcoat Photographic Club’s annual print & digital image exhibition will be at the museum from 30th April to 10th June 2016. Free entry. 


Blundell's Mid Summer Concert

24 June 2016

Something a little bit Different’ - a varied programme of music.  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. Tickets only £5.

Time: 19:30


Tivvy Textiles family day

13 August 2016

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.


Transport themed family day

03 September 2016

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.


Coach trip to Bradford on Avon

15 September 2016

Join us for a visit to beautiful 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. Only £30p/p. Please contact the museum for details.