Whimple Heritage Centre

Whimple Heritage Centre

The Whimple Heritage Centre is managed and maintained by an enthusiastic group of volunteers interested in Whimple's past and also its present. We are archiving today's information for historians of the future and committed to researching, recording and making available to anyone, via the Heritage Centre facility, information relating to the history of the village of Whimple, its people, customs, traditions, skills and trades.

The Society opened its Heritage Centre in May 2003 and has many thousands of photographs and artefacts connected with village life over the past 150 years. Our records are available to view and we are continuing our programme of digital accessibility.

Visit website

  • John Shepherd Gallery

    New displays for 2023 on Whimple Congregational Church and The Coronation

  • Muffin the Mule

    Ann Hogarth, the puppeteer, used to live in Whimple. Come and see our collection of Muffin memorabilia.

  • The Coopers Tools

    An excellent set of coopers tools including some that were made by the village cooper. One of our finest exhibits

  • Whiteways Gallery

    Come and see our unique collection relating to Whiteways Cyder Company which had its headquarters in Whimple until 1989.

  • Model of Cyder Barn

    This superb model was designed and built by Brian Nickolls who with his wife Jenny owned the Whimple Dolls House Museum. The museum was situated in The Square at what is now The Jays and was open for five years until 1999. The model is made in 1/12 scale and took 6 weeks to research and build. The cider press, apple mill and barrel rack were also hand made by Brian. Whimple Heritage Centre is very grateful to Jenny Nickolls for her permission to exhibit this model.

Admission & prices

Admission is FREE

We can facilitate access and provide personal assistance with our archive information at a charge of £5.00 per hour.

We will copy documents and photos/images at the following prices:
B & W copies : 50p per A4 sheet
Colour copying : £1.00 per A4 sheet
Images/photos copied to photo quality paper : £1.50

Find us

From East or West on the A30 take the Whimple turning at the Daisy Mount junction.
Postcode - EX5 2TA
Satnav - select New Fountain Inn under Inns/Food/etc.

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  • Parking available
  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

The Heritage Centre is adjacent to The New Fountain Inn. Recently refurbished and reopened this lovely village pub serves excellent food (booking recommended). A short walk will take you to The Thirsty farmer, another village pub serving food.

The centre has a display board with an integral touch-screen display showing the history of cyder making
The Pomona Book :
We have a very old and interesting book on display in the Centre. There is a display screen showing much of the contents.

Whimple Heritage Centre
Lockyers Linhay
Church Road

T: 01404 822499
E: info@whimple.org

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Whimple Heritage Centre

Whimple Heritage Centre
Lockyers Linhay
Church Road

Whimple, DEVON EX5 2TA