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: 30 May 2015
Where: Salvation Army Hall, Exmouth

Visit us on SATURDAY 30th MAY for our ever-popular Coffee Morning and Sale.

The Admission Charge of £1 not only gives you access to the Sale but also entitles you to a FREE COFFEE or TEA and ENTRY TO THE MUSEUM.  

See our FIRST WORLD WAR EXHIBITION which now features the events of 1915 and their impact on the people of Exmouth.

We also have a new display of the works of the Exmouth Artist THOMAS MAIR.

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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


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.


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

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.

WWI Air Ace
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Our Latest news


    21 May 2015

    We were pleased to be at the opening of this Exhibition where our Curator Alan gave a more


    15 April 2015

    The POPPIES installation at the TOWER attracted enormous interest. , We have been lent more

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Admission & Prices

Mon, Fri. Sat: 10.30 - 12.30
Tue & Thu: 10.30 - 16.30
Wed 10.30 - 16.00
Sun - Closed

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

BECOME A FRIEND - unlimited admission for £3 per annum or £15 for Life Membership

Exmouth Museum

Exmouth Museum
Sheppards Row
Off Exeter Road