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.
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.
Exhibitions and Projects
New Exhibitions for 2014
29 Mar 14 to 01 Nov 14
Our Next Event
Long Picture Walk
When: 26 September 2014
Where: Sidmouth Museum
"The Long Picture" is Sidmouth's iconic painting by Hurbert Cornish in 1814.
The museum will be hosting a talk and a walk about the origins of this famous picture. We start with a talk at 10.30 in the Museum followed by a gentle stroll along the Esplanade comparing the buildings and landscape of Sidmouth between now and 200 years ago and discussing some of the events that shaped their development.
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.
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.
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.
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12 June 2014
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Admission & Prices
Opening Times 2014-
29th March to 1st November
Tue - Sat: 10.00-16.00
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