Sidmouth Museum

Sidmouth Museum

"Something for everyone of all ages" is the motto of Sidmouth Museum through its interpretation of Natural History and the Jurassic Coast. This Regency cottage houses permanent exhibitions illustrating the development of the town from fishing village through Regency & Victorian times.

Many famous residents and visitors are commemorated. Local lace and a wide collection of photographs are included in this Tardis like small museum. Annual exhibitions celebrate events and anniversaries both locally and national.

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his adventures in Sidmouth and Beyond

    An fascinating exhibition investigating Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his adventures in Sidmouth and beyond. Discover Conan Doyle's connections to the local area, his life as doctor in Plymouth and how he came to write the world famous The Hound of the Baskervilles.

  • Sidmouth Long Picture

    The original watercolour was painted in 1814 by Hubert Cornish, an Exeter solicitor, for his brother George who was Lord of the Manor of Salcombe Regis. It remained in the Cornish family unti 1971 when it was acquired by the Sid Vale Association - for permanent display in Sidmouth Museum.

  • WW1 The Domestic Front

    A costume display depicting the new and different roles women had during the war. As well as posters from this time and household implements. This is completed by a display of local souvenir items, some of which have kindly been donated/leant to us by local residents.

  • Sidmouth Lace

    This beautiful lace collar was worn by Queen Victoria and is an example of our extensive collection of hand-made lace, widely known as Honiton lace after the nearby town from which the big merchants used to collect their stock.

  • Peter Orlando Hutchinson

    Sidmouth is fortunate in having its own historian and diarist, Peter Orlando Hutchinson. A Sidmouth resident from 1825 to 1897 who pursued a wide range of interests. His works on geological and archaeological observations remain important.

Admission & prices

Opening Times 2016

23rd March to 29th October

Mon: 13.00-16.00
Tue - Sat: 10.00-16.00
Sun: Closed


Find us

Situated by the Parish Church lych gate,

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  • Wheelchair access
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

Wheelchair access to the ground floor. Computer presentation of first floor exhibits, Jurassic Coast interpretation and local history videos are available on the ground floor.

Public toilets within about 200 yards level ground.

Special event days for all ages
Free guided town and geology strolls
Small shop crammed with interesting books and gifts

Sidmouth Museum
Hope Cottage
Church Street
EX10 8LY

T: 01395 516139

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Sidmouth Museum

Sidmouth Museum
Hope Cottage
Church Street

Sidmouth, DEVON EX10 8LY