"a little gem of a place" - Western Morning News---------- Exmouth Museum was first opened in 1985 and is housed in a 19th century building which was the Council Stables together with the adjoining foreman's cottage. We tell the story of Exmouth and its people.
Exhibits include a 1950's Room, a Victorian Kitchen, Wartime, the Beach, Children's Toys, Railways, Shipping, Antique Lace and Commemorative China. For the children we have Quiz Sheets and our ever popular 'Find the Cat' trail.
The clock tower was erected to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign and stands prominently on the seafront. The clock was wound by hand by a Council employee but the mechanism was replaced and the original movement is now on display and working in the Museum.
Memories of a Happy Holiday: Exmouth Docks, Devon by H. F. Morley Date painted: 1955 Tempera on card, 14.5 x 25 cm
Rex Warneford won the Victoria Cross for being the first pilot to shoot down a Zeppelin. Richard Sandford was a Submarine commander in the First World War and won a Victoria Cross for the daring raid on Zeebrugge in 1918. See their stories at the Museum.
Situated on the corner of Rolle Street and the Strand Gardens this was a favourite meeting place for Exmothians. Alas, a Mobile Phone shop now occupies the corner premises. Visit the Museum to see more photographs of Exmouth Past and Present.
WWI Air Ace
Douglas Carbery learnt to fly on a Royal Aircraft Factory BE 2c. He was credited with shooting down 6 enemy aircraft in WWI. We have a model of the aircraft and photographs taken by Douglas himself of his RFC colleagues and of crashed enemy aircraft.
Admission & prices
The Museum is now OPEN for the Season
Opening hours -
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays 10:30 to 12:30
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 to 16:30
Wednesdays 10:30 to 16:00
CLOSED on SUNDAYS and GOOD FRIDAY
Admission £1:50, Seniors £1.00, Children go FREE
Walk up Exeter Road from the Magnolia Shopping Centre.
Sheppards Row is the first turning on the left and you will see the Museum in front of you.
Wheelchair access unfortunately limited to ground floor only.
The Museum is in the centre of Exmouth and within easy walking distance of the car parks and the shopping centre.
Exmouth is well served by public transport and the Train and Bus stations are nearby.
The Museum does not have a cafe but there are a whole range of cafes, restaurants and bars within a short walk.
Exmouth is a busy seaside town - for more information on the town and Event Listings visit www.exmouth-guide.co.uk
As well as other artefacts and documents the Museum has a large number of photographs and a small collection of oil paintings and watercolours.
Off Exeter Road
T: 07768 184127
Off Exeter Road
EXMOUTH, DEVON EX8 1PW