Exmouth Museum registered charity 291311

Exmouth Museum registered charity 291311

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

Exhibits include a 1950s 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 Cat' 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 have unfortunately, limited access for wheel chairs. One gallery is at present available. Future plans include improving this situation.

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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 is now open from 10:30 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 16:30 Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

If you need to talk to us about artefacts, exhibits, bequests or helping we would love to hear from you. Please contact the Curator on 07932 609539 or email us: exmouthmuseum@gmail.com

We have vacancies on our Committee 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 by Donation. As volunteers will not be handling money you will be asked to put your contribution in a colllection box.

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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  • AGM of the Museum Society of Exmouth 2018

    AGM of the Museum Society of Exmouth 2018

    The AGM was held on 17 October 2018, in the Salvation Army hall in Sheppards Row, Exmouth, and was very well attended......

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    Save Our Museum Appeal

    As many of you will know, the Museum building dates back to the mid 1880's, when it comprised of the Council stables, Hayloft and Foreman's cottage and in the early 1900's Exmouths steam Fire engine was kept in the yard......

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  • Wheelchair access
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

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 Sheppard's 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.

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.

Exmouth Museum
Sheppards Row
(Off Exeter Road)

T: 07932 609539
E: exmouthmuseum@gmail.com

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Exmouth Museum registered charity 291311

Exmouth Museum
Sheppards Row
(Off Exeter Road)