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Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

Beck's Square, Tiverton EX16 6PJ, England
+44 1884 256295
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Interesting local museum

This is a well-curated little museum with lots to see and read about, but not so much that you get... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
whizzkid50
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UK
Nice little museum.

Took teen and young son to museum today. Looks really small on outside but is bigger than expected... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
elainerussell6745
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Nottingham, 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Beck's Square, Tiverton EX16 6PJ, England
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+44 1884 256295
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"amazing collection"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a well-curated little museum with lots to see and read about, but not so much that you get information-overload. Refreshingly light on computer displays and fancy media stuff for a change but children seemed just as enthralled with looking at what was on...More

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

Thanks very much for your review whizzkid. We're very pleased you enjoyed your visit - hope you come back and see us again!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took teen and young son to museum today. Looks really small on outside but is bigger than expected. Laid out well, plenty to see. Will go again.lady on till was really helpful.a really pleasant way to spend an hour or so.

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Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your review Elaine. Really glad you all enjoyed your visit, and I will pass on the praise to the front desk volunteers! We hope you'll come back and see us again.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

I liked this museum and will return again soon. Not overdone with the now more usual gloss or overproduced video and computer displays, which I usually find to be very tiresome and usually boring. Nice to see the real thing for once! This is a...More

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Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you very much for leaving us a review Alan. We're glad that you enjoyed the museum. There are two ways that museums can offer Gift Aid on admission. The museum can request a voluntary donation worth 10% or more than the normal admission price....More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

On a trip to Tiverton decided to visit museum. You have to pay for entrance free it is valid all day. There was so much to see and read. The museum housed so much different aspect of Devon life. Well worth the money

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Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you very much for leaving us a review - we're very pleased that you enjoyed the museum!

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We visited with 5 adults and 4 children aged 5 and under.There are many things for children with which they can engage. our eldest enjoyed weighing things in old fashioned scales. there are games and activities and a dedicated small play zone with toys and...More

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Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you very much for visiting us and leaving us a review. We're very glad that you all enjoyed our 'Bumper Half Term' activities. We are now running a family friendly archaeology exhibition and trail around the museum with dig trays and special games and...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

love this museum full of great things from the old twin tub that my mum had to the war bit where it sounds like your beeing bombed. the best bit for me was the full sized railway engine with sounds i just loved blowing the...More

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Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Hi Julie, Thanks very much for leaving a review - we're very glad you enjoyed the museum. We always offer activities for younger visitors throughout the year (explorer backpacks for children aged 5 and under, and ones for older children too), and special events over...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

It is some time since I last visited the Tiverton museum and this time I came with friends. Car park close by and wheelchair access to all parts of the museum. Everything looked spotless and there have been many improvements to decor and displays. Friendly...More

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Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you so much Clive for your review. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your visit (and our extensive collections). We do offer a membership scheme which gives free admission for 12 months and discounts on various events (it also of course is a great...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Trying to find something to fill a wet day in February Half Term we thought we would pop into the museum before going to the cinema. It was so good that we went back after the film (and probably would have stayed longer if the...More

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Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you so much for leaving your review. We're really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the museum and our temporary exhibition on the legacies of British slavery. Please do come and see us again!

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

I joined a group of school children for a visit to the museum to see their fascinating display of 20th century toys. We was shown around the museum by a group of 4 volunteers who had extensive knowledge of the displays and were so helpful...More

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Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you very much for your review Lynsey. We're very glad you enjoyed our school workshop, and the toys - you came just after we redisplayed our toys so that there are more on display, we're pleased you liked them!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Living in Bickleigh just down the road and visiting Tiverton on a particularly wet day I decided to give the Museum a go..... Gosh was I surprised! Thought I would be in and out in no time... But it was so so interesting,well set out...More

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Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you very much for your review Margaret. We always try to be very family friendly and lay on special activities in school holidays, so please bear that in mind when you're with your grandchildren!

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Karen H
8 July 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
3 July 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
6 March 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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