The museum is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We're launching an Emergency Appeal as we're dependent upon our admission income and have limited cash reserves. You can donate online by clicking here. Please see our news page for further information.

Proud to be family friendly

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 planning re-opening

Tiverton Museum planning re-opening

The museum and tourist information service remain temporarily closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are working very hard to raise the funds needed to enable us to safely re-open to visitors. We hope to re-open later this summer, and...

Tiverton Museum Temporary Closure Emergency Appeal

Tiverton Museum Temporary Closure Emergency Appeal

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life is temporarily closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have cancelled all programmed events until further notice.   We are an independent charity dependent upon the income from admission, events and other...

Tiverton Museum planning re-opening

Tiverton Museum planning re-opening

The museum and tourist information service remain temporarily closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are working very hard to raise the funds needed to enable us to safely re-open to visitors. We hope to re-open later this summer, and...

Tiverton Museum Temporary Closure Emergency Appeal

Tiverton Museum Temporary Closure Emergency Appeal

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life is temporarily closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have cancelled all programmed events until further notice.   We are an independent charity dependent upon the income from admission, events and other...