The Ner-a-Car comes to Tiverton

The Ner-a-Car comes to Tiverton

On September 3rd 1921 the Gazette reported that ‘much interest was aroused in Tiverton....by the appearance of a Ner-a-Car, a new form of motorcycle incorporating many car principles’. The following week, an accident was noted between a Ner-a-Car and a lorry. ‘The...

Journeys

Journeys

From August 23rd, you are invited to take a journey around the museum which ends in the cab of the Tivvy Bumper. A hundred years ago, this advert on the front page of the Tiverton Gazette, encouraged local residents to take holidays by train to London, Reading or...

A history of fundraising for the National School building

A history of fundraising for the National School building

Raising money for the buildings in which the Museum stands is nothing new. The National Schools, one for Boys and one for Girls were opened in 1841. As early as 1843 there are newspaper reports for fundraising events. In 1845 the Schools are described as being in an...

Join our Trustees

Join our Trustees

Are you looking for a new, fulfilling challenge? Would you like to bring your skills and experience to make a real difference to the future success of an important local museum?  With the retirement in 2021 of our long-standing Chair and some vacancies on the board,...

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life Roof Appeal

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life Roof Appeal

Please help us to preserve our historic building! We have a fundraising target of £15,500 to cover urgent work to our roof. As we prepared to re-open to the public following the national lockdown, we were dismayed at the discovery that all of the coping stones on one...

A people’s story of People’s Park

A people’s story of People’s Park

After a successful local fundraising campaign, the community group Allies Mid Devon have commissioned Orchard Stonemasons to repair and rejuvenate the Ornamental Drinking Fountain in People's Park, Tiverton. Whilst talking to people about the Park, many memories were...

We’re recruiting for a Learning & Participation Officer

We’re recruiting for a Learning & Participation Officer

We're seeking an organised and self motivated person to join our small team as part time Learning and Participation Officer. The Learning & Participation Office is responsible for delivering high quality multi-platform learning activities for a range of audiences...

Recruitment of Trustees

Recruitment of Trustees

Are you looking for a new, fulfilling challenge? Would you like to bring your skills and experience to make a real difference to the future success of an important local museum? With the retirement in 2021 of its long-standing Chair, the museum is seeking a new Chair...

We’re seeking a new Chair of Trustees

We’re seeking a new Chair of Trustees

Are you looking for a new, fulfilling challenge? Would you like to bring your skills and experience to make a real difference to the future success of an important local museum? Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life is an award-winning independent museum with an...

Help us improve your museum

Help us improve your museum

Help us make your museum even better!! We may not be able to welcome you into the museum at the moment but there is still plenty going on behind the scenes! We're busy making plans for the future and reviewing what we offer you, our visitors. We're currently carrying...

We’re recruiting: Strategic Development Consultancy

We’re recruiting: Strategic Development Consultancy

We are seeking a freelance consultant to undertake the following work for a maximum fee of £10,000 including VAT and all expenses: We are seeking to commission a thoroughgoing review of our strategic development with the aim of reducing our over-reliance upon Local...