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.

Research

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our research facilities remain closed. We will be reviewing this regularly on an ongoing basis.
Check back for updates.

Use our Museum for those investigations you’ve always wanted to carry out!

Access at all other times by prior arrangement. Admission charge to museum on those days includes access to the Research Library.

Booking

We have three fiche readers, one film reader and four tables available.
Prior booking is recommended.

It is ESSENTIAL to do so if you wish to search the microfilm copies of Tiverton [St. Peter’s] Parish Registers or the Tiverton Register Office marriage Notice books.

List of documents available.

Bookings should be made at least seven days before the proposed visiting date and can be made by post, e-mail or telephone 01884 256295.

Charges:

Type of visit Notes Fee (inclusive of VAT where applicable)
One off visit Assistance by staff is free for the first half hour, and then research fees apply. Normal admission fee to museum (£5.50) + research fee if appropriate
Members

Membership entitles you to 5 free visits to the library

(Assistance by staff is free for the first half hour, then research fees apply.)

Inclusive in membership cost
Passes to research library for members Unlimited visits for the rest of the membership year £18
Research fee Staff time for helping with research enquiries (for helping researcher in person)

£5.50 per hour

 

 

Research fee Staff time for helping with remote enquiry* £9 per hour

*Research for researchers who are not able to visit the museum will incur a charge. Please contact the research Library to discuss your query. We ask for an initial payment of £5.50 (same as our admission fee), we will then undertake the research. (Please allow 14 days after the payment of £5.50 for a reply). Enquiries that take longer than half an hour will be charged at £9 per hour. Payment can be made via cheque or PayPal (please notify the research team when payment has been made). Once payment is received we will send you the results of the research via email.