Exmouth Museum & Heritage Centre registered charity 291311

Exmouth Museum and Heritage Centre registered charity 291311

"a little gem of a place" - Western Morning News. We tell the story of Exmouth and its people.

Exhibits include a 1940s Sitting Room, a Victorian Kitchen, Wartime, the Beach, Children's Toys, Railways, Shipping, Antique Lace, the Post Office, Schools, World War II in Exmouth, cigarette cards and Commemorative China. For the children we have Quiz Sheets and our popular 'Find the Dinosaur’ trail. Exmouth Museum was first opened in 1985 and is housed in a 19th century building which was the council stables together with the adjoining foreman's cottage. We unfortunately have limited access for wheel chairs and only one gallery is at present accessible. Future plans include improving this.

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  • Clock Tower

    The clock tower was erected to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign and stands prominently on the seafront. The clock was wound by hand by a Council employee but the mechanism was replaced and the original movement is now on display and working in the Museum.

  • Exmouth Docks

    Memories of a Happy Holiday: Exmouth Docks, Devon by H. F. Morley Date painted: 1955 Tempera on card, 14.5 x 25 cm


    Rex Warneford won the Victoria Cross for being the first pilot to shoot down a Zeppelin. Richard Sandford was a Submarine commander in the First World War and won a Victoria Cross for the daring raid on Zeebrugge in 1918. See their stories at the Museum.

  • Clapps Cafe

    Situated on the corner of Rolle Street and the Strand Gardens this was a favourite meeting place for Exmothians. Alas, a Mobile Phone shop now occupies the corner premises. Visit the Museum to see more photographs of Exmouth Past and Present.

  • WWI Air Ace

    Douglas Carbery learnt to fly on a Royal Aircraft Factory BE 2c. He was credited with shooting down 6 enemy aircraft in WWI. We have a model of the aircraft and photographs taken by Douglas himself of his RFC colleagues and of crashed enemy aircraft.

Admission & prices

The Museum REOPENED (after our Winter break during which time we cleaned and changed some cabinets and exhibits and our visitor Display) on Monday 25 March 2024 at 10:00. For up to date information please visit us on Facebook @SheppardsRow

Please note our opening hours. 10:00 til 16:00 Mon,Tue,Wed and Thur. Sat 10:00 til 13:00. We are CLOSED Fridays and Sundays.

If you need to talk to us about artefacts, exhibits, bequests or helping we would love to hear from you. Please contact us by email at exmouthmuseum@gmail.com or come and see us at our monthly coffee morning - see Events

Do you have a couple of hours a week? a month? We have vacancies on our Committee, including Secretary, Deputy Chair/Secretary, Treasurer, Webmaster; and in our Trustees group. We always need people to join us for stewarding, to help with administration and fundraising, and to attend events.

You can also find us on Facebook @SheppardsRow
and on Twitter @ExmouthM

Admission is £2.50 per Adult. Children are FREE. We have a card machine and can take cash or cards/smart phone payments.

Find us

Walk up Exeter Road from the Magnolia Shopping Centre. and junction with the Parade.
Sheppards Row is the first turning on the left by The Exmouth Arms Pub and you will see the Museum in front of you.

Museum news

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    Winter Closure

    Following a very successful season Exmouth Museum and Heritage Centre will be closing its doors for the winter at 1pm on Saturday 29 October......

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  • Prizewinners Return

    Prizewinners Return

    Sennen and Roux Carroll, from Exmouth, who won the naming of the horse in our mural on 1 October with “Duke” returned to the Museum with their parents on Saturday 15 October to present  their paintings o......

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  • Wheelchair access
  • Childrens activities

Wheelchair access unfortunately limited to ground floor only.

The Museum is at the centre of Exmouth within easy walking distance of car parks and the shops. We are in Sheppards Row, just off Exeter Road at the town end with the Exmouth Arms on the corner.

Exmouth is well served by public transport and the Train and Bus station is nearby.

The Museum does not have a cafe but there is a range of cafes, restaurants and bars within a short walk (ask the Team for assistance as you leave the Museum)

Exmouth is a busy seaside town - for more information on the town and Event Listings visit www.exmouth-guide.co.uk

As well as other artefacts and documents the Museum has a large number of photographs and a small collection of oil paintings and watercolours.

Our 'visitor display', this year is the RNLI celebrating their 200th Anniversary. Come in and learn more about the RNLI and try on their Life Jackets and Safety Helmets

Exmouth Museum
Sheppards Row
(Off Exeter Road)

T: 01395 260339
E: exmouthmuseum@gmail.com

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Exmouth Museum and Heritage Centre registered charity 291311

Exmouth Museum
Sheppards Row
(Off Exeter Road)