Find out about: 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.
240million years of geological development are charted in the Land and Man room together with a modern interactive Jurassic Coast display.
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.
Our Next Event
Peter Orlando Hutchinson Day
When: 26 June 2013
Where: Sidmouth Museum
A day to celebrate Peter orlando Hutchinson, Sidmouth\'s famous historian and diarist. A Sidmouth resident from 1825 to 1897, Hutchinson pursued a wide range of interests. His unique works on geological and archaeological observations remain important.
The museum is holding many exciting activities to celebrate. Including-
The grand unveiling of the museum\'s new Hutchinson figure at 3:30pm, with cake and wine.
Museum Tours of the exhibition which start at 10:30am and 4pm.
Walking Tours of Hutchinson\'s Sidmouth will run at 11am and 2pm.
An exciting day not to be missed!
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The collection illustrates the evolving history of Sidmouth from its humble beginnings as a fishing village, through its Regency Period blossoming into the timeless charm that is Sidmouth today.
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.
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.
Woman's Suffrage in Sidmouth
Woman's Suffrage in Sidmouth is the theme for this year's costume display. An original banner sits alongside costumes from the time.
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.
Woolbrook Cottage, now the Royal Glen Hotel was home to the infant Princess Victoria before the untimely death of her father there in January 1820. It is just one example of the Regency architecture whose Cottage Orné and Strawberry Gothic styles are still to be seen in profusion in the town.
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Opening Times 2013
30th March to 2rd November
Tue - Sat: 10.00-16.00
Sidmouth, DEVON EX10 8LY