The museum is open!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we were closed for 5 months. 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.
We recommend pre-booking. Please see our Visitor Information page for our new opening times and booking 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 Awarded Culture Recovery Fund Grant

Tiverton Museum Awarded Culture Recovery Fund Grant

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life has been awarded £64,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced...

We’ve re-opened thanks to National Lottery support

We’ve re-opened thanks to National Lottery support

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life has received £39,900 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to enable the museum to safely re-open to visitors. Since the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown began we've been closed to the public. The museum is an independent charity and...

Tiverton Museum Awarded Culture Recovery Fund Grant

Tiverton Museum Awarded Culture Recovery Fund Grant

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life has been awarded £64,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced...