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Step back in time with Tiverton Museum’s ‘Photographic Tiverton Trail’

by | 26th June 2024

Staff at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life have been busy scouring the archives in recent months for an upcoming Photographic Trail that will start at the end of June. The museum’s photo archive is a wonderful resource of images of local people and places from at least 1861 through to the present day.

The Photographic Tiverton Trail will give a glimpse back into the past, helping you imagine what the town would have looked like. The trail, which launches on Friday 28th June, will feature 40 photographs from the museum’s archives, displayed in the windows of shops and businesses in the town. Each photograph, like the one here of Bridge Street, will show that building, or part of the street, as it used to look in the past.

The trail runs from Friday 28th June until Monday 30th September. A free trail sheet will be available from the museum.

Talks and Walks

If the photographic trail inspires you to learn more about the history of the town, look out for the Museum’s popular series of Illustrated Talks, featuring even more old photos from their collection.

Fore Street in Old Photographs – Wednesday 11th September, 3-4pm.

West Exe in Old Photographs – Thursday 19th September, 7-8pm.

Gold Street and Bampton Street in Old Photographs – Wednesday 16th October, 3-4pm.

All talk tickets are £8 (£6.50 for museum members) and can be booked online or at the museum.

Did you know the museum also runs Guided Walks around the town on a variety of themes? Their next walk looks at the old school buildings and the history of learning in the town.

School DaysFriday 19th July, 1.30–3pm or Saturday 27th July, 1.30-3pm

Walk tickets are £10 (£8.50 for museum members) and can be booked online or at the museum.

For more information about the museum’s events, head to their website or pop into the museum to pick up a flier.

Funding for the trail has come from Mid Devon District Council’s Love Your Town Centre: Vibrant Town Centres programme, funded from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, part of the Government’s Levelling Up programme.

NB. No. 6 on our trail map, Sew Tea & Coffee on Bridge Street, is now closed. You’ll find their photo at Unite Carers.