Devon social history

Find out more about the social history of Devon at these museums. Select a museum to find out more, including their opening times (which may be seasonal), how to find them and what else is in their collections.

  • Bill Douglas Centre

    Bill Douglas Centre


    Founded in memory of the British film-maker Bill Douglas in 1994, this museum on Exeter University campus contains an enormous collection relating to the history of film and optical entertainment.

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  • Dartmouth Museum

    Dartmouth Museum


    Dartmouth Museum is a small, fascinating and interesting museum housed in an atmospheric old merchant's house, built in approximately 1640.

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  • Topsham Museum

    Topsham Museum


    Topsham Museum is now closed.

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  • Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum

    Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum


    In the Old Grammar School you find an historic building, a range of collections and a local history archive.

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  • Totnes Museum

    Totnes Museum


    Totnes Museum is contained within an authentic Elizabethan Merchant's House, built around 1575 for the Kelland family.

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  • Ottery St Mary Heritage Museum

    Ottery St Mary Heritage Museum

    Ottery St Mary Heritage Museum opened in August 2018 in the Victorian Old Town Hall and opposite historic St Mary's Church, one the finest churches in Devon.

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