Find out about: 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.
Wheelchair access unfortunately limited to ground floor only.
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.
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.
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.
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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
Bank Holidays - Closed
Admission £1.50p. Seniors £1.
Children & Students are FREE.
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Off Exeter Road
EXMOUTH, DEVON EX8 1PW