Due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions the museum is closed.
We hope to re-open when the lockdown is lifted on Thursday 3rd December. Follow us on social media or check back for updates.
We’ve launched an emergency appeal as we’re dependent on our admission income and have limited cash reserves. You can donate by clicking here.

Proud to be family friendly

Due to the latest Covid-19 restrictions the museum is closed.

We hope to re-open when the lockdown is lifted on Thursday 3rd December. Follow us on social media or check back for updates.
We’ve launched an emergency appeal as we’re dependent on our admission income and have limited cash reserves. You can donate by clicking here.

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.

The Museum

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Upcoming Events

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About us

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.

The museum is an independent charitable trust. The museum receives grants from Mid Devon District Council and Tiverton Town Council that contribute towards our running costs, although we remain dependent upon other grants, donations, fundraising and income generated through admission and shop sales.

Latest news

Tiverton Museum’s chance to win £1,000 festive boost

Tiverton Museum’s chance to win £1,000 festive boost

Tiverton Museum is calling on supporters to nominate the charity to win a £1,000 festive financial boost as part of Ecclesiastical Insurance’s annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign. The specialist insurer will be giving 120 different charities an early Christmas...

We’re recruiting: Learning and Participation Consultancy

We’re recruiting: Learning and Participation Consultancy

We are seeking a freelance consultant to undertake the following work for a maximum fee of £9,000 including VAT and all expenses: We are seeking to commission a thoroughgoing review of our learning offer with the aim of creating a high-quality, financially sustainable...

Tiverton Museum Awarded Culture Recovery Fund Grant

Tiverton Museum Awarded Culture Recovery Fund Grant

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life has been awarded £64,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced...

Tiverton Museum’s chance to win £1,000 festive boost

Tiverton Museum’s chance to win £1,000 festive boost

Tiverton Museum is calling on supporters to nominate the charity to win a £1,000 festive financial boost as part of Ecclesiastical Insurance’s annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign. The specialist insurer will be giving 120 different charities an early Christmas...

We’re recruiting: Learning and Participation Consultancy

We’re recruiting: Learning and Participation Consultancy

We are seeking a freelance consultant to undertake the following work for a maximum fee of £9,000 including VAT and all expenses: We are seeking to commission a thoroughgoing review of our learning offer with the aim of creating a high-quality, financially sustainable...