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

Explore the museum’s collections and trace fascinating local history through the every day home life of Mid Devon folk.



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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

Look after the pennies….

Look after the pennies….

If you read the text of this advert for Savings Certificates, it gives a very good idea of family life in 1924. If the family kept to its savings plan, the £310 it would have saved by 1934 is equivalent to just under £28,000 today. A search of the Museum catalogue...

Public Conveyance

Public Conveyance

In late February 1924, Croscols, a bus company, wrote seeking permission from the Town Council, to start a daily bus service between Bampton and Tiverton. They proposed using a 20 seater bus and were offering to submit a timetable. They felt that the service would be...

Structural Survey of a roof prior to installing photovoltaic panels

Structural Survey of a roof prior to installing photovoltaic panels

We are seeking a consultant to undertake a structural roof survey for Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life. The survey will be undertaken prior to applying for planning permission and listed building consent for installing photovoltaic panels. Read the tender for full...

Look after the pennies….

Look after the pennies….

If you read the text of this advert for Savings Certificates, it gives a very good idea of family life in 1924. If the family kept to its savings plan, the £310 it would have saved by 1934 is equivalent to just under £28,000 today. A search of the Museum catalogue...

Public Conveyance

Public Conveyance

In late February 1924, Croscols, a bus company, wrote seeking permission from the Town Council, to start a daily bus service between Bampton and Tiverton. They proposed using a 20 seater bus and were offering to submit a timetable. They felt that the service would be...