Find out about: Exmouth Museum

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Exmouth Museum

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 Museum is pleased to acknowledge support from Exmouth Town Council.


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  • Wheelchair access

    Wheelchair Access

  • Childrens activities

    Family friendly

  • Gift Shop

    Gift Shop

Wheelchair access unfortunately limited to ground floor only.

Our Next Event



When: 31 March 2014 to 01 November 2014
Where: Museum

We re-open for the Season on March 31st.

This year we feature the role that Exmouth and its men and women took in THE GREAT WAR.

Of course we are retaining old favourites and have refreshed our 1950's and Victorian Exhibitions.

We look forward to seeing you.

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Our Collections

The Museum reflects Exmouth's rich social history and includes:

The development of the town into a seaside resort, docks and railways, Victorian kitchen, the 1950's room, children's toys and antique bobbin lace.

Quiz sheets are available for young visitors.

In addition to our displays we have Press Cuttings, books and other files available for visitors to browse.


Clock Tower

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.

Clock Tower

Exmouth Docks

Memories of a Happy Holiday: Exmouth Docks, Devon by H. F. Morley Date painted: 1955 Tempera on card, 14.5 x 25 cm

Exmouth Docks

Lt. Richard Sandford

Lt. Sandford was a Submarine commander in the First World War and won a Victoria Cross for the daring raid on Zeebrugge in 1918. Read his story, and that of Exmouth's other VC, at the Museum.

Lt. Richard Sandford

Clapps Cafe

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.

Clapps Cafe

The Circus came to Town

This photograph is part of a rolling display at the Museum of images of Exmouth and District taken in the very early 1900's.

The Circus came to Town
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Our Latest news


    12 March 2014

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    16 October 2013

    Next year sees the Centenary of the start of the First World War., Many local men went to more

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Admission & Prices


Opening Times (in the Season)
Mon, Fri. Sat: 10.30 - 12.30
Tue & Thu: 10.30 - 16.30
Wed 10.30 - 16.00
Sun - Closed
Bank Holidays - Closed

Admission £1.50p. Seniors £1.
Children & Students are FREE.

BECOME A FRIEND - unlimited admission for £3 per annum.

Exmouth Museum

Exmouth Museum
Sheppards Row
Off Exeter Road