Sidmouth Museum

Sidmouth Museum

Sidmouth Museum offers 'Something for Everyone'. The local history of Sidmouth has been greatly influenced by the wide variety of people, some very famous, who have lived and visited the area.

Our displays aim to engage and inspire the widest possible audience. The museum have an extensive collection of fossils, minerals and rocks, many of which are from the Sidmouth area and the cliffs of the UNESCO Dorset and Devon World Heritage site, the Jurassic Coast.

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  • NEW Digital Interactive 'History of Sidmouth'

    The History of Sidmouth, with over 1500 illustrations and text - takes you from the small fishing village in the late 1700s, onto the fashionable seaside resort of the 1800s, through the bad and good times of the 1900s into today's much loved jewel of the East Devon Coast.

Admission & prices

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 10.00-16.00
Saturday 10.00 - 13.00
Sunday Closed

ADMISSION Adults £2.50 Under 16s and SVA Members Free

GUIDED WALKS: Every week during season on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, Geology Walks on alternate Wednesday mornings
(see for dates)
All walks leave the Museum at 10.30, pay at Museum before the walk - Adults £2.50 Under 16s and SVA Members Free

MUSEUM SHOP stocks a large collection of books about Sidmouth and the Sid Valley, also titles by local authors including children's books

Donations are important to the survival of our volunteer run Museum

Find us

From the Market Place look up Church Street and see the Museum at the top of the street next to the Parish Church,


  • Wheelchair access
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

Wheelchair access to the ground floor.

Public toilets within about 200 yards level ground.

GEOLOGY ROOM - 240 million years of the Jurassic Coast. Our collection is impressive - Fossils and Rocks of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous age, Ammonite and Marine Fossils, 225 million year old Reptile Foot Prints, remains of Ice Age Mammals
ARCHAEOLOGY ROOM - Roman artefacts from the 1971 Holcombe Villa dig
LACE ROOM - Display of European Lace, bobbins and pillows, Auntie Ivy's Lace Bobbin Collection, Honiton Lace Collection
WW2 in Sidmouth - 1939/40
Birth of Sidmouth Museum Displays
Early Law & Order
Cameras - Antique & Vintage
Social History Displays

YOUNG VISITORS QUIZ follow the trail around the museum to find the clues

LACE MAKING DEMONSTRATION every Thursday morning 10.30 to 12.30
GUIDED TOWN every Tuesday and Thursday BEGIN 1ST JUNE £2.50 per person under 16s Free. ALL OTHER WALKS BEGIN AFTER 21ST JUNE.
MUSEUM SHOP with a large range of books and publications on local history, cards and prints of Sidmouth

Sidmouth Museum
Hope Cottage
Church Street
EX10 8LY

T: 01395 516139

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Sidmouth Museum

Sidmouth Museum
Hope Cottage
Church Street