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.

THE MUSEUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED

We look forward to re-opening no earlier than the week of 17th May.

We’ve launched an emergency appeal as we’re dependent on our admission income and have limited cash reserves. Donate to our Emergency Appeal.

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.

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Visit

Click here for opening times and admission prices.

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Upcoming Events

Click here to view the events that are coming up.

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

Help us improve your museum

Help us improve your museum

Help us make your museum even better!! We may not be able to welcome you into the museum at the moment but there is still plenty going on behind the scenes! We're busy making plans for the future and reviewing what we offer you, our visitors. We're currently carrying...

We’re recruiting: Strategic Development Consultancy

We’re recruiting: Strategic Development Consultancy

We are seeking a freelance consultant to undertake the following work for a maximum fee of £10,000 including VAT and all expenses: We are seeking to commission a thoroughgoing review of our strategic development with the aim of reducing our over-reliance upon Local...

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...

Help us improve your museum

Help us improve your museum

Help us make your museum even better!! We may not be able to welcome you into the museum at the moment but there is still plenty going on behind the scenes! We're busy making plans for the future and reviewing what we offer you, our visitors. We're currently carrying...

We’re recruiting: Strategic Development Consultancy

We’re recruiting: Strategic Development Consultancy

We are seeking a freelance consultant to undertake the following work for a maximum fee of £10,000 including VAT and all expenses: We are seeking to commission a thoroughgoing review of our strategic development with the aim of reducing our over-reliance upon Local...