Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life is a treasure trove of fascinating objects and quirky artefacts that weave incredible stories about the people who lived here. The museum has extensive permanent displays, and a lively events and exhibition programme. The museum is proud to be family friendly. It is located in the heart of Tiverton, right next to the Beck's Square short stay car park, the bus station and only a few minutes from the long stay car park. We meet the Visit England Good to Go standard.
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PeterG539
Guernsey, United Kingdom236 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
What a hidden treasure the museum is, as are also the staff for whom ensuring the value of the experience is maximised.
My wife, daughter and partner were all enthusiastic..
What an amazing breadth of subjects from Jurassic to present,
Something for everyone!!!
Written 30 November 2023
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christina w
Exeter, UK30 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
What a brilliant museum full of informative displays. Taking you through the history of the area. A wide range of artefacts makes it suitable for everyone. From farm equipment, skills, tools, kitchen, handicraft, wartime the displays go on and on. Culminating in a full size steam engine that you can climb on board and sound the whistle. Highly recommend. Suitable for everyone.
Written 19 October 2023
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Graham R
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Absolutely brilliant. A hidden gem tucked away in mid Devon.Took my granaughters (aged 7 an 9) and had a wonderful two hours. Excellent dressing up and games for children and the local history presentations are first class. Displays end with stunning railway exhibition and you can pull the horn on a real train!
Written 31 August 2023
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Thanks very much for your review Graham! We are delighted that you and your granddaughters enjoyed the museum. If you live locally you may be interested in our membership scheme which gives free entry for 12 months. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 1 September 2023
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Lucinda C
Surrey4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Standing on a footplate of a train. Secondly wandering around and seeing so many interesting things and reading what they were and what they were used for
Written 21 August 2023
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Thanks for your review; we are really pleased you enjoyed your visit and our wide collection of objects!
Written 1 September 2023
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Busymum7DevonUK
Devon Uk37 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We brought a small group of families, all with children with both sight loss and other disabilities, to the museum. We were made to feel very welcome by the staff and volunteers. The museum was excellent - full of interesting exhibits but also SO much for the children to do. Very hands on. It made it very worthwhile. Top marks for accessibility, child friendliness and staff support. We were really impressed. Thank you for a lovely day.
Written 17 August 2023
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Thanks so much for your review. We were delighted to welcome you all to the museum and hope to see you again soon.
Written 1 September 2023
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corfu910
Exeter2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Been before on Saturday. But Closed on Mondays!! Why aren’t they open on the first week of the summer holidays? Nothing is open today. Unbelievable. Thought you wanted the trade!
Written 24 July 2023
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We're very glad you're a fan of the museum. Unfortunately, running costs and reliance upon volunteers means that opening more than 5 days a week isn't feasible for us at the moment. We are a registered charity and soaring costs are presenting challenges for us at the moment. We hope to welcome you back soon!
Written 1 September 2023
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Terri G
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom25 contributions
Jul 2023
A great experience for all ages. We have just spent a a good 2hours wandering around the Tiverton Museum. All exhibits are clearly identified with information.
We have never seen so many working carts in one place. The old steam engine was in great conditions with things on it that children could play with (or grandparents).
The Museum holds much more than you imagine. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. It's well worth a visit.
Written 22 July 2023
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Thank you for your review Terri, We are very pleased to hear ho much you enjoyed the museum and our collection. Everyone plays on our Tivvy Bumper steam engine; it's definitely not just for the kids!
Written 1 September 2023
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Kevin S
Maidstone, UK93 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
A good museum with plenty of different exhibits from a steam loco to children toys and most things in--between
Written 22 July 2023
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Thanks for your review; we are pleased you enjoyed the museum which we try to make interesting to people of all ages!
Written 1 September 2023
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Will J
Holt, UK125 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
On a wet afternoon we decided to visit Tiverton museum with my parents and husband. Having lived in tiverton for many years and now moving away It had been a number of years since I had visited. The exhibits were plentiful and in great condition. The staff were very helpful and friendly- a great stop for all the family!
Written 8 May 2023
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Thank you for leaving us a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit, and hope that when you come back to visit Tiverton you will come to the museum again!
Written 1 September 2023
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Mike A
105 contributions
Apr 2023
A lot bigger than it looks from outside. Lots of stuff over two floors and in another building outside.

High points for me were the steam engine and the fire engine. Good displays on farming and on domestic life (kitchen gallery etc). Felt a bit old seeing the old toys/books downstairs as I had some of them!

Very conveniently located for both central car park and bus station. Would definitely recommend if visiting Tiverton.
Written 5 April 2023
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Thank you for your review Mike. We are glad you enjoyed many aspects of the museum's displays. I hope you pulled the whistle on the steam engine!? We hope to see you again.
Written 1 September 2023
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