Sidmouth Museum

Sidmouth Museum

Sidmouth Museum offers 'Something for Everyone'. The focus is on our local history which has been greatly influenced by the wide variety of people, some very famous, who have lived and stayed in Sidmouth.

Our location on the Jurassic Coast lends itself to our rich collection of fossils, minerals and archaeology.

Visit website

  • Stephen Reynolds - Home Front Hero WW1

  • Over 100 years of costume crafted in ceramics

  • New Archaeology Room

  • Geology Room

  • First Hit 1941

    Sidmouth Hero killed in 1941 - First Hit by Japanese on British plane 5 hours before Pearl Harbour

Admission & prices

Opening Times 2019

From Friday 22nd March - End of Season Saturday 2nd November
2020 Season begins Friday 20th March 2020

Monday - Saturday 10.00-16.00
Sunday Closed

Free Admission

Donations are important to the survival of our 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.

Computer presentation of first floor exhibits,

Public toilets within about 200 yards level ground.

GEOLOGY ROOM - 240 million years of the Jurassic Coast explained. Our collection is impressive and includes - Rocks of the Triassic and Cretaceous age, Ammonite and Marine Fossils, 225 million year old Reptile Foot Prints, remains of Ice Age Mammals and much more
LACE ROOM - Memories of Miss Barnard's Lace Shop, Honiton Lace Collection
Sidmouth's railway story and railwayana
Local and National Social History Displays

Young Visitors Special Themed Activity Days (all children must be accompanied by an adult)
Themed Family Event Days

LACE MAKING DEMONSTRATION every Thursday morning 10.30 to 12.30
GUIDED TOWN and GEOLOGY WALKS every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday while Museum is open - £2.50 per person under 16's Free
MUSEUM SHOP with a large range of publications with emphasis on local history, plus gifts including unique geology items

Sidmouth Museum
Hope Cottage
Church Street
EX10 8LY

T: 01395 516139
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Sidmouth Museum

Sidmouth Museum
Hope Cottage
Church Street