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Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

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Address: Beck's Square, Tiverton EX16 6PJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1884 256295
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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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An Amazing Facility in Such a Small Town

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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Bristol, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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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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 

Tiverton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The museum has a lot of local history as well as general history items . Always seem to find something new with each visit.

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

Thanks for your review. As you know, there is a lot to see in the museum. If you visit regularly, it may be worth considering becoming a member as you'd benefit from free entry for 12 months (and discounts on some of our special events). More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

don't miss this great little museum with a delightful display of 60/70s items, recognised so much from my mom's and relatives kitchens, meant more as allowed a 50's child to relive some of the great memories--good time to live life simpler

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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 Robert. You're no alone in reliving memories with some of our displays! More 

Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We called into the museum needing to kill an hour and it was very interesting. The area has a lot of history and the museum tells it well. It's only a small place but if you've got the time to read everything you could be there a while. Friendly staff with lots of knowledge. We enjoyed it.

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

Thank you Suefoz for your review. We're very glad you enjoyed the museum and we appreciate the comment about the staff (most of whom are volunteers) which we will pass on. More 

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