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Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

Beck's Square, Tiverton EX16 6PJ, England
+44 1884 256295
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A hidden gem - not to be missed

An excellent local museum with plenty of interest from pre history right up to late 20th century... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2017
RobandGill
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Midlands
Excellent experience with great displays of Devon life and Tiverton history

The museum is just off the shopping centre and near the multi-storey car park. There is a great... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2017
wendoverian
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Wendover, United Kingdom
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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 2015.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 award and Access and Inclusivity award at the Visit Devon Awards 2015.
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  • Average2%
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Beck's Square, Tiverton EX16 6PJ, England

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

An excellent local museum with plenty of interest from pre history right up to late 20th century. It covers every aspect you can think of including agriculture, home life , local sport, local people and don't on any account miss the locomotive in the transport...More

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Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for leaving us such a glowing review Rob and Gill. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed November 4, 2017

The museum is just off the shopping centre and near the multi-storey car park. There is a great variety of exhibits well presented with much more to see than one would imagine from outside so allow at least two hours so you have time for...More

Thank wendoverian
Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and appreciating the breadth of our collections!

Reviewed September 15, 2017

A step back in time. A very educational and interesting find. Something for everyone. Great for a rainy day.

Thank Janice B
Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, please come and see us again soon.

Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

A very good little museum. A real look back through many areas of life. The steam train is a lovely addition, and to be able to stand on the footplate is lovely.

Thank Colette C
Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your visit (and the Tivvy Bumper steam engine). Thanks for leaving us a review.

Reviewed August 21, 2017

This was a very interesting place to visit such a fantastic amount of items on display with plenty of information boards giving you all the history connected to the theme. Inside was surprisingly big with so much to see and do. Spent whole afternoon there...More

Thank Sue C
Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're very pleased you enjoyed your visit - trying to get across how large we are to potential visitors is always a challenge for us!

Reviewed August 14, 2017

Went for a visit to complete the Lego trail. Volunteers were very helpful, and lovely visit had. A range of exhibits were there and temporary one about sewing was lovely. Well thought out and great to explore the Tivvy bumper train and learn the history.

Thank Debbie W
Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are really pleased you enjoyed our Mini Brick Trail. Hope you come and see us again soon!

Reviewed July 30, 2017

We took our 8 year old Grandson to visit and has a really good time. He was surprised at the old televisions obviously not bid enough for his X-Box games. It is well worth a visit and not too over-whelming for younger children

Thank linedancer1949
Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for leaving us a review. We love hearing that all generations of the family enjoyed their visit!

Reviewed July 27, 2017

Well worth a visit. This Museum is surprisingly large inside and features a wide range of interests. The highlight must surely be "The Tivvy Bumper" which is the steam train which used to serve the Tiverton area before the 1960's cuts.

Thank Mike J
Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thank you very much for leaving a review Mike. We're very glad you enjoyed the museum, and the Tivvy Bumper steam engine!

Reviewed July 17, 2017

Anything and everything relating to Tiverton and the immediate vicinity can be found here. Farming, industry, schooling and life in general is here to be seen or found out about. The family records section is brilliant with a member of staff who is extremely well...More

Thank Yvonne B
Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Thank you so much Yvonne for your review of the museum. I am very glad that you like it and appreciated all of the things we have on offer!

Reviewed May 15, 2017

So much to see for all ages. Some of which brings back memories.Have got to return to take more of it all in. Far better than many museums.

Thank 4countryman
Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

Thank you very much for leaving us such a glowing review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Karen H
July 8, 2017|
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Response from Pippa G | Property representative |
Hi Karen, Unfortunately only assistance dogs are allowed in the museum itself. If you're happy to 'park' your dog in the shade by the entrance or in our yard area we can provide a water bowl. With best wishes, Pippa
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Gemzap84
July 3, 2016|
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Response from Pippa G | Property representative |
Apolohgies for the delay in responding to your question. Banky11 is right about how close we are to the bus station. For travel information please contact the Tourist Information Service which is based in the museum (01884... More
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Angela K
March 6, 2016|
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Response from Pippa G | Property representative |
Hi Angela, We are open Monday to Friday 10:30-4:30 and Saturdays 10:00-4:00 between February and Christmas. The museum is open on Bank Holidays. Please note that due to maintenance the museum will be closed on Thursday 14th... More
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