Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

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Welcome to Mid Devon!

Learn all about the fascinating history of Mid Devon when you visit the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life. In this museum centred around the local culture of Tiverton and the surrounding area, you and your family will spend tons of time looking around at some of the most famous and peculiar discoveries about the region.

You'll find the iconic “Tivvy Bumper” engine as well as vehicles, machines, artefacts and many more bits of history that give you an in-depth look at how people lived their everyday lives in this beautiful part of the country!

Bikes, beers and more

Tiverton's Museum of Mid Devon Life tells the stories behind some incredible people and artefacts as well as their significance to the region. Did you know that lace-making and brewing are two of the most historically important professions in the Mid-Devon region? Well now you can learn all about it with some brilliant displays.

You’ll also find old bicycles, clothing, farming equipment, cars and a water wheel that really put you into the shoes (or farm boots!) of an old-fashioned farmer going about your daily business without a care at all for the digital world of today.

The Tivvy Bumper

By far the most famous attraction of all in the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life is the “Tivvy Bumper” Great Western Railway steam engine. This 1442 locomotive ran daily from 1884 to 1964 and connected Tiverton to the rest of Devon via its breakthrough railway system.

In 1978, it was moved from the town into the museum where it remains to this day and is beloved by both the locals and visitors alike. It’s the ultimate must-see sight in a museum full of must-see sights. You can even have a go at pulling the whistle when you walk by on the footplate!

So much to discover

The Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life is the perfect place to learn the history and culture of Mid Devon, with a few surprises along the way that you may not be expecting. What surprises you ask? Find out today by visiting this wonderful Devonian delight!

Discounted tickets for Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life! 

Beck's Square,
EX16 6PJ,
United Kingdom EX16 6PJ
  • Toilets
  • Baby changing
  • Paid parking
  • National Art Pass holders can enter at 50% off the standard price
  • Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a short lead

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