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? We’re seeking new people to join our board of trustees.  No specialist knowledge of...

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

The Tiverton Gazette published on October 4th 1921 reports on local Harvest festivities. Apart from Tiverton itself, various celebrations took place that week in Uffculme, Halberton, Culmstock, Stoodleigh, Lurley. Witheridge and Templeton. They all spoke of well...

Pumpkin Carving Competition

Pumpkin Carving Competition

Show us your pumpkin carving skills this Halloween for your chance to WIN museum membership and a £20 spend in our gift shop! The rules are simple! Carve a pumpkin. Get creative! Spooky faces, bats, ghosts, ghouls, all welcome! Bring it to the museum on Wednesday 27th...

People’s Park

People’s Park

People's Park was established to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887 as the first of Tiverton’s three public parks. The core of the park was an area of land called Govett’s Field, with an adjoining piece of land added. The purchase of the land was...

The Hadow Medal

The Hadow Medal

Towards the end of September, the Gazette published the prizes and awards gained at Tiverton Technical, Science and Art School for 1920-1921. The prizes were awarded in ‘sections’ which included Art, Craft-work, Trade, Manual, Science, Domestic as well as Commercial...

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...

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...