International Stores

International Stores

In early May 1922, there was a letter from London in the Tiverton Gazette. ‘You will notice during the last few weeks that the International Stores Advertisement has been devoted to advertising Ceylindo Tea; and drawings from Dickens’ books, prepared by a very well...

10 Things to See in Tiverton Museum

10 Things to See in Tiverton Museum

Our history is bigger than you think... The Tivvy Bumper, our biggest and most iconic object, is well known, but there is much more to see in our galleries! Our visitors say the museum is like a tardis with so much more than they expected hidden inside our walls....

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday in 1922 was, like this year, a late one on April 16th. The Gazette reported: ‘Although heavy storms were experienced in Tiverton on Easter Sunday there were large congregations at the various places of worship. At St Peter’s Church the Rector, the Rev E...

Uffculme Station

Uffculme Station

The Tiverton Gazette of the 1920s has a section devoted to village news. This appeared in the Uffculme news in early April: ‘A rough grey stone has been erected at the approach to the Memorial ground during the past week. It is inscribed “These grounds were bought and...

Ayshford School

Ayshford School

The following was part of a letter written to the Editor of the Tiverton Gazette in late March 1922: ‘It is indeed surprising that no voice has been raised against the imminent suppression of Ayshford School. It is a very striking fact that although we are spending...

Award Success for the Museum!

Award Success for the Museum!

The whole team is thrilled to announce their success at last week's Devon Tourism Awards 2021/22! This year the awards were slightly different, with the event taking place virtually via Zoom. There was a still excitement in the air as Museum Director, Pippa Griffith,...

Chair of Trustees

Chair of Trustees

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life is a family friendly and welcoming home to our large and outstanding collections that tell the story of the fascinating history of Mid Devon. In 2019 we reviewed our governance, resulting in the formation of a new Charitable...

Power Farming

Power Farming

‘A demonstration of agricultural tractors and tractor implements... was arranged at Huxham Barton Stoke Canon. Twenty well known firms made entries. The demonstration, which was in collaboration with Seale-Hayne Agricultural College, was anticipated with much interest...

Sarah Enchmarch

Sarah Enchmarch

The story of Sarah Enchmarch is the perfect story to tell on International Women's Day 2022. Sarah Enchmarch was the daughter of Merchant Peter Bere. She married Thomas Enchmarch in Exeter in December 1700, who had served his apprenticeship with her father. Thomas...

Scouts and Cubs

Scouts and Cubs

The Scouts have chosen a good venue for their Jumble Sale in 1922, featured in this advert; it was held in the School in St Andrew Street which is now part of the Museum! Next time you walk down the Street, have a look and note especially the separate entrances for...

Success in the Devon Tourism Awards

Success in the Devon Tourism Awards

We were thrilled to find out that our museum is one of the Finalists in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category of the Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2021-22! This means we'll definitely be picking up Gold, Silver or Bronze at the (virtual!) awards day on...

Looking for a new challenge?

Looking for a new challenge?

We're looking for enthusiastic people to join our team of front of house volunteers. You'll be the first point of contact for visitors, offering a friendly welcome to the museum. You'll sell admission to the museum and items from the gift shop, gather visitor...