“Something for everyone of all ages”
Sidmouth museum is a fantastic volunteer-run museum celebrating over 240 million years of Sidmouth’s varied history. Displayed in a Regency house, the exhibitions show Sidmouth’s development, from a fishing village, to the Regency and Victorian times up to the present day. The museum offers something for everyone with an interest in the World heritage Jurassic Coast, archaeology and the local area.
On permanent display are numerous fine prints, paintings and old photographs which give the perfect insight into life in and around Sidmouth in times gone by. The geological display in the Land and Man room describes the Jurassic Coast, and items from the Victorian era show what life was like then. Additionally many famous residents and visitors are commemorated, including Norman Lockyer whose observatory is nearby. Young people are also well catered for with their own Children’s Area and Special Activity Days. Previous events have involved a Big Draw Day and a Sing Along Geology walk.
The museum also runs walks three times a week, exploring the development of Sidmouth and the local countryside. More information can be found on the Museum Walks page. Each year seasonal exhibitions are set up, so there is always something new to see. For 2014 there are displays on Arthur Conan Doyle, the World War 1 domestic front and oil paintings from Devon.
There are also a number of special event days running throughout the year, so be sure to check out www.devonmuseums.net/Sidmouth-Museum/Devon-Museums/ for more details on what’s happening when.
Sidmouth Museum is run entirely by volunteers under the expert guidance of curator Dr Robert Symes OBE.
Opening hours From 29th March to 1st November-
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
ADMISSION IS FREE
Sidmouth Museum, Hope Cottage, Church Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LY
Tel: 01395 516139