Exmouth Museum
Exmouth Museum
4.5
Monday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Local Museum and interpretation centre. The Museum is closed in the Winter. Please check website for up to date information.
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Alison H
13 contributions
Jul 2022
This is a great little museum, staffed by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. They have recently bought the building, so have to make a small admission charge, (but for an adult it is less than the price of a cappuccino!!). It is full of items of local history from engravings of Exmouth through the years to a ship's figurehead, to wartime memorabilia and children's toys. Definitely worth a visit.
Written July 24, 2022
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DebsJane72
Exmouth, UK93 contributions
Exmouth Museum is tucked away in a back road just a few minutes walk from the Magnolia Centre. It is located in the old council stables, hayloft and early 19th Century foreman’s cottage and is full of local history. It is run by volunteers from April to October but is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Displays include a Victorian Kitchen, history on local schools and local people, lace displays, railways, wartime and much more. The staff have also set up childrens quizes to keep the young ones interested.

I would thoroughly recommended taking the time to visit.
Written September 9, 2010
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Mike F
Nottingham, UK191 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
A small museum but a gem in Exmouth, not to be missed if you like "Old stuff" ! Entrance fee of only £1.50 or £1 each for OAPs.
Written April 20, 2018
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Vegieplot
Copthorne, UK558 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Called in whilst looking for something to do in exmouth as quite frankly the town centre is pretty lifeless. Good little museum with a a load of local bits and pieces. Helpful staff and great entry price.
Written October 26, 2017
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L B
Shaftesbury, UK147 contributions
Oct 2012 • Couples
Exmouth does everything so well. Famous people in the past spent their summers here (eg Admiral Nelson's family) The area is famed for its fossils. Visiting a local museum like this, fills in the gaps of knowledge.
Written October 16, 2012
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ajbkaraoke
Bournemouth, UK124 contributions
Jul 2012 • Friends
£1.50 to get in. run by locals. very small, but if you are interested in local history, its worth a look. adam budd
Written August 12, 2012
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RyanP19
London, UK48 contributions
Surprised this is classed as an attraction, a small run down building hidden away off a main road with little bits of rubbish in it, you could walk in and see everything and walk back out within 3 minutes tops!
Written October 8, 2011
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k r
Weston super Mare, UK2,661 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
The enthusiastic volunteers were very helpful on arrival, and I spent nearly an hour wandering around the museum. Among the displays there are interesting displays about the railway and the docks, and the development of tourism in the town which I found interesting. There are also a number of folders with additional information which are available for browsing. There are a few leaflets and booklets for sale.
There are plans to improve the museum and I think it deserves support.
Written June 7, 2019
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vicky73111
High Wycombe, UK113 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
This is one of my favourite museums, as you go in, you're given a floor plan of the museum, including the upstairs and you have to put a cross in each place that you find a cat, as your going around the museum you will spot random cats in some obscure places, we've never found them all. It's very informative and the museum was once a cottage and adjoining stable, parts of the cottage have been left as they were, the kitchen and sitting room for example. The curator likes to show you around but also leaves you to look at the exhibits in your own time. Upstairs there is a selection of toys from years gone by, and my favourite-a large free standing dolls house, look out for the secret room. It's always a treat to visit here but parking is very limited.
Written September 25, 2018
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zooma49
Rossendale, UK111 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
This is a super little local history museum that is run by volunteers who are trying to raise enough cash to buy the small building to keep the museum alive.
We were told that the current (water board) owners were gifted the building by the local council some time ago (along with other attached properties) but now want to increase the rent to a level that the museum could not afford to pay.
This is very sad but the price to buy is not extravagant and I hope the various grants (and donations?) will be enough to remove the threat of closure.
Written November 9, 2017
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Exmouth Museum is open:
  • Mon - Mon 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tue - Thu 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM


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