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Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

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Address: Beck's Square, Tiverton EX16 6PJ, England
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+44 1884 256295
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10:30 - 04:30
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 04:30
Sat 10:00 - 04:00
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This is a much loved, award-winning, museum with extensive permanent...

This is a much loved, award-winning, museum with extensive permanent displays on local history and a lively temporary events and exhibition programme. The museum is proud to be family friendly and was long listed for The Telegraph's Family Friendly Museum Award 2012.The museum 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 carpark.The museum was the Bronze Winner for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year at the South West Tourism Awards 2012/13and the Bronze Winner for Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Devon Tourism Awards 2012!

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Great local attraction

We had a couple of hours to kill in Tiverton and my son suggested this museum. I was not sure how good it was going to be but it was really good for an hour or two. They had lots... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Andrew_howitt
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Cullompton, United Kingdom
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Cullompton, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a couple of hours to kill in Tiverton and my son suggested this museum. I was not sure how good it was going to be but it was really good for an hour or two. They had lots of displays about local history and it was entertaining for all. My youngest are 3 and they had a great... More 

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Thank Andrew_howitt
Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this review

We're very glad you and your family enjoyed your visit. You may be interested in special event days we run for families - check our website for more details. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Lydney, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found both the museum and its staff most informative. Having ancestors from the county so many of the exhibits reminded of their eras, and some from our youth.

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Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this review

We're really glad that you enjoyed your visit! More 

Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before you try to visit, check out the opening hours. You need to check the second page the Museum web-site to find out. The hours given on google do not match, and you may find yourself not allowed in. Even the free tickets issued to schoolchildren do not match.

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Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this review

Dear Richard, I am very sorry that you were disappointed to find us closed. We are always closed throughout January until the first Monday in February. However, we were unaware that the information on Google was incorrect. Thanks to your feedback, we have now corrected this and the information on our website and on Google should match! I very much... More 

Bristol, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Visited on a rainy Friday afternoon and we were the only visitors there. Some interesting exhibits, although I think they could do a bit more with it. Not sure that children would find it overly engaging though. Cost of entry was £4.50 pp.

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Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for leaving a review for us. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit, but sorry that you didn't think that children would enjoy us. We have been long listed for the national Family Friendly Museum of the Year award twice (2012 & 2015). We offer themed explorer backpacks for kids to take around the museum. During school holidays we... More 

Tiverton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Ashamed that I hadn't visited before but got drawn in by the "All Aboard" Tivvy Bumper Trail and wanted to see the real one that they have. Not only was it good to see a proper steam locomotive but there were also explanations of what all the levers and valves did. Also there were interactive bits for kids. Found the... More 

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Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this review

Dear Jan P, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're very pleased that you enjoyed our summer All Aboard trail, and that you enjoyed visiting the real Tivvy Bumper in the museum! Please come and see us again soon. More 

Tiverton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This museum is absolutely brilliant. I would recommend it to anyone visiting the town, or any locals. You can take as long as you like to have a really good look around. It's a very relaxing place to be! My favourite room is the Kitchen Room.

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Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review Sally C. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your visit! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Excellent friendly staff. Good trip out for the children into learn more about the local area. Recommended to visit if visiting the area or just moved.

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Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Stuart. We're really glad that you and your family enjoyed your visit. We run regular family events - info always available on our website - which may be of interest. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is a fabulous find! Plenty of local and historic items and really friendly and helpful staff

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Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review Tim! I will pass on your feedback to our volunteers who staff the front desk. More 

Powell River, Canada
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

As a visitor to Devon, I could have spent a lot longer at this wonderful museum, had time available permitted. This is one of the best museum displays I have ever viewed. I would like to return. The entrance fee was reasonable, and this I realized more so after viewing the extensive displays. The traditional lifestyles of rural Devonians together... More 

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Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We're very pleased that you enjoyed your visit - please do come and see us again when you're in the area. More 

Brixham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Stumbled across this museum in the Tiverton Information Centre and it turned out to be a little gem of a place. Never knew Tiverton had so much to offer with its Social history. The transport section houses a real train - class 1400 - one of only four in preservation which was known as 'The Tivvy Bumper' which retired from... More 

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Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review Sandie. We are delighted you enjoyed the museum so much. More 

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