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Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

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

A step back in time. A very educational and interesting find. Something for everyone. Great for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Janice B
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Lovely museum

A very good little museum. A real look back through many areas of life. The steam train is a lovely... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Colette C
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Ashford, England, 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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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Beck's Square, Tiverton EX16 6PJ, England
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+44 1884 256295
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Janice B
Reviewed 5 September 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
Reviewed 21 August 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
Reviewed 15 August 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
Reviewed 30 July 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
Reviewed 28 July 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 1 August 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 17 July 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 19 July 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 15 May 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 18 May 2017

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

Reviewed 12 April 2017

visited with grand child. The museum is very good catering for both small children and older visitors. It was worrying that some exhibits were remembered by both my wife and I. Well with the visit

Thank pthompson1959
Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted that you all enjoyed your visit and hopefully enjoyed reminiscing over familiar objects!

Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

My daughter recently visited with school and came back excited to tell me all about it. She learned a lot and enjoyed the day

Thank nkurn
Pippa G, Manager at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're really glad that you and your daughter enjoyed your visit. We run a number of family activities throughout the year which you may be interested in (details on our website).

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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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