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Visitor Information

Museum Opening Times

2020 opening times: Thursday 2nd January – Wednesday 23rd December 2020.

Monday-Friday 10:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday 10:00am – 3:00pm 

The museum is open on Bank Holidays.

Museum Admission Charges to end March 2020

Standard Admission

(applicable every day apart from Special Event days)

Standard Admission

(applicable every day apart from Special Event days)

With Gift Aid Without Gift Aid
Adults £6.05 £5.50
A concessionary rate is available for students and people receiving Job Seekers Allowance (please bring evidence of your payment support dated within the last 6 months). £5.50 £5.00
Children (16 and under accompanied by a paying adult) FREE
Unaccompanied child £1.00
Disabled person’s carer/support worker FREE
Member FREE

We offer a discounted rate for pre-booked groups of 15+ people at £5.00 per person. Please contact us to book your visit. We can also offer the Museum for group or corporate events during the evenings or at weekends (minimum £100 charge for opening on a Sunday).  If you cannot get to us then one of our expert members of staff could give a talk to your group on a particular topic of interest.  Contact the Director for more information.

Did you know Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life is a charity? If you’re a UK taxpayer and you make a donation that is 10% more than the entry fee the government will give us an extra 25% on top of your donation. It’s called a Gift Aid visit and it makes a massive difference to attractions like Tiverton Museum. Your extra money will go towards the upkeep of the Museum.

How to find us:

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life
Beck’s Square,
EX16 6PJ

We are just a few minutes walk from the main bus station. There is a short stay pay and display car park right outside our door (blue badge holders must pay but are given a one hour extension on the ticket’s expiry time)., We are only a few minutes from the long stay multi storey car park.

Access information

Tiverton Museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users with a lift and an accessible toilet. For pre-visit information please click here.

To view a large print accessibility map please click here. 

Assistance dogs: Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome throughout the Museum. Please ask for water/food bowls which can be borrowed from the Front Desk.

Lifts: The lift is wheelchair accessible.

Toilets and baby changing facilities: All toilets are by the entrance on the Ground Floor, including a wheelchair-accessible toilet. Baby change is available in the ladies and gentlemen’s toilets.

Breast feeding: The Museum welcomes breast feeding. If you require a private space, please ask the Front Desk and access will be provided to a quiet office area whenever possible.

Picnic areas and refreshments:In good weather packed lunches can be eaten in the yard area of the museum. The museum does not have a café, but there are a number of independent cafes nearby, please ask the front desk for details. Your ticket is valid for the whole day and you can come and go from the museum as you like.

Wheelchairs: The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair is available and can be booked in advance by telephoning 01884 256295 or borrowed on the day by asking a member of staff at the front desk.

Induction loop: A portable induction loop is available on the Front Desk on request.

Magnifying glasses are available from the Front Desk

Hands-on: The museum has many items on open display which can be touched gently by visitors with sensory impairments. Please be careful of the ploughs in the yard which are not  suitable for touching.

The museum offers regular themes object handling sessions in the galleries in school holidays. Please look at our current ‘What’s On’ guide or on the Events page for details.

Dementia Friends: A number of our staff and volunteers have undergone Dementia Friends training.

Sighted Guiding: Some staff and volunteers are trained in Sighted Guiding. Staff are able to offer assistance in the reception, shop and Tourist Information areas.