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Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life and Tiverton’s Tourist Information Centre welcomes you!

Explore the museum’s large, outstanding collections and trace the fascinating history of Mid Devon. The displays include the ‘Tivvy Bumper’ GWR steam engine, local industries (particularly lace making), farm waggons and the history of agriculture, and the every day home life of Mid Devon folk.

The museum is family friendly and offers a warm welcome to everyone. There is a lively temporary exhibition programme – please look at the events page for further details.

We’re looking for new trustees to help take the museum forward to a successful future. Follow the link for more information.

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About us

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life is a treasure trove of fascinating objects and quirky artefacts that weave incredible stories about the people who lived here.

The galleries show everything from lace making to laundry, bicycles to brewing and carts to costume. 

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life was started by a few energetic individuals concerned that many of the objects and much of the information about Tiverton and the surrounding areas would be lost if nothing was done to collect them in the rapidly changing post-war world.

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Latest news

Join Our Trustees

Join Our Trustees

Are you looking for a new, fulfilling challenge? Would you like to bring your skills and experience to make a real difference to the future success of an important local museum? We’re seeking new people to join our board of trustees.  No specialist knowledge of...

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

The Tiverton Gazette published on October 4th 1921 reports on local Harvest festivities. Apart from Tiverton itself, various celebrations took place that week in Uffculme, Halberton, Culmstock, Stoodleigh, Lurley. Witheridge and Templeton. They all spoke of well...

Pumpkin Carving Competition

Pumpkin Carving Competition

Show us your pumpkin carving skills this Halloween for your chance to WIN museum membership and a £20 spend in our gift shop! The rules are simple! Carve a pumpkin. Get creative! Spooky faces, bats, ghosts, ghouls, all welcome! Bring it to the museum on Wednesday 27th...

Join Our Trustees

Join Our Trustees

Are you looking for a new, fulfilling challenge? Would you like to bring your skills and experience to make a real difference to the future success of an important local museum? We’re seeking new people to join our board of trustees.  No specialist knowledge of...

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

The Tiverton Gazette published on October 4th 1921 reports on local Harvest festivities. Apart from Tiverton itself, various celebrations took place that week in Uffculme, Halberton, Culmstock, Stoodleigh, Lurley. Witheridge and Templeton. They all spoke of well...