Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life and Tiverton’s Tourist Information Centre welcomes you!

Explore the museum’s collections and trace fascinating local history through the every day home life of Mid Devon folk.



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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.

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Latest news

Tiverton Museum Wins Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award 2024

Tiverton Museum Wins Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award 2024

Tiverton Museum is pleased to announce today that it has been recognised in Tripadivsor’s® Travelers’ Choice® Awards for 2024. The award honours businesses that consistently earn great reviews, placing them among the top 10% of listings around the world on...

The Electric Guide

The Electric Guide

This was the start of the installation of electricity in the town but it would be a long time before all homes had power at their fingertips. In 1919 6% of homes had electricity, by the end of the 1930s it was 65%. There were still a lot of homes dependent on other...

No other stopping-place has a prettier situation!

No other stopping-place has a prettier situation!

The Gazette published at the beginning of June 1924 reported the opening of Cove Halt. The first trains left on Whit Monday, June 9th. There was great excitement as the first train to Bampton left at 8.30 and for Exeter at 9.00. On the same day, an excursion to the...

Tiverton Museum Wins Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award 2024

Tiverton Museum Wins Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award 2024

Tiverton Museum is pleased to announce today that it has been recognised in Tripadivsor’s® Travelers’ Choice® Awards for 2024. The award honours businesses that consistently earn great reviews, placing them among the top 10% of listings around the world on...

The Electric Guide

The Electric Guide

This was the start of the installation of electricity in the town but it would be a long time before all homes had power at their fingertips. In 1919 6% of homes had electricity, by the end of the 1930s it was 65%. There were still a lot of homes dependent on other...