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 chair of 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

International Stores

International Stores

In early May 1922, there was a letter from London in the Tiverton Gazette. ‘You will notice during the last few weeks that the International Stores Advertisement has been devoted to advertising Ceylindo Tea; and drawings from Dickens’ books, prepared by a very well...

10 Things to See in Tiverton Museum

10 Things to See in Tiverton Museum

Our history is bigger than you think... The Tivvy Bumper, our biggest and most iconic object, is well known, but there is much more to see in our galleries! Our visitors say the museum is like a tardis with so much more than they expected hidden inside our walls....

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday in 1922 was, like this year, a late one on April 16th. The Gazette reported: ‘Although heavy storms were experienced in Tiverton on Easter Sunday there were large congregations at the various places of worship. At St Peter’s Church the Rector, the Rev E...

International Stores

International Stores

In early May 1922, there was a letter from London in the Tiverton Gazette. ‘You will notice during the last few weeks that the International Stores Advertisement has been devoted to advertising Ceylindo Tea; and drawings from Dickens’ books, prepared by a very well...

10 Things to See in Tiverton Museum

10 Things to See in Tiverton Museum

Our history is bigger than you think... The Tivvy Bumper, our biggest and most iconic object, is well known, but there is much more to see in our galleries! Our visitors say the museum is like a tardis with so much more than they expected hidden inside our walls....