Sidmouth Museum

Sidmouth Museum

This Regency cottage has two floors of displays and exhibits. Fossils from the Jurassic Coast and reptile footprints found in Sidmouth.

Exhibitions illustrating the development of the town from fishing village through Regency & Victorian times. Many famous residents and visitors are commemorated. There are displays of Local lace and collections of early paintings, photographs and prints. New displays for 2017 include Sidmouth Literary Connections, the Inside of a Victorian Jacket, Hopkins Horsley Hobday Horsley a forgotten Victorian artist, Sidmouth Breweries and Fishing in the Great War.

  • 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.

  • 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 2017

31st March to 28th October

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


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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 walks every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday while the Museum is open
Shop crammed with interesting books and gifts including unique geoology items
Online shop
Young Visitors area

Sidmouth Museum
Hope Cottage
Church Street
EX10 8LY

T: 01395 516139
E: sidmouth@devonmuseums.net

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Sidmouth Museum

Sidmouth Museum
Hope Cottage
Church Street

Sidmouth, DEVON EX10 8LY