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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.

Two girls holding wired telephone handsets to their ears with a woman standing behind them

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Two girls wearing engine driver caps in the cab of a steam engine

Upcoming Events

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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.

The exterior of the museum building with a watewheel and teasels in the foreground

Latest news

Football Season

Football Season

In late November 1921, the football season was well underway. Reports of the matches in the Tiverton and District Association League Charity Cup appeared regularly in the Gazette. This describes the match between Tiverton Athletic and Silverton: ‘a large crowd saw a...

Armistice Day

Armistice Day

On November 11th 1920, the War Memorial Library was opened in the building which previously served as the Angel Hotel. The Gazette reports how the Library was used during its first year: 2173 volumes in the library of which 500 are fiction 5289 books were issued of...

Join the Team

Join the Team

Position: Learning and Participation Officer Organisation: Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life Location: Tiverton, Devon, UK Closing date: 9am Monday 29th November 2021 Job Type: 2 year fixed term contract, full time (37.5 hours per week) Salary: £25,000 Tiverton Museum...

Football Season

Football Season

In late November 1921, the football season was well underway. Reports of the matches in the Tiverton and District Association League Charity Cup appeared regularly in the Gazette. This describes the match between Tiverton Athletic and Silverton: ‘a large crowd saw a...

Armistice Day

Armistice Day

On November 11th 1920, the War Memorial Library was opened in the building which previously served as the Angel Hotel. The Gazette reports how the Library was used during its first year: 2173 volumes in the library of which 500 are fiction 5289 books were issued of...