Exmouth Museum

Exmouth Museum News

EXMOUTH MUSEUM IS CLOSED

Due to the Covid 19 outbreak the Trustees and Management Committee have decided to defer the Spring and Summer opening of the Museum until it is safe to do so and providing we have enough volunteers to provide stewarding.

If you need to discuss bequests, artefacts or exhibits that we hold you can contact the Curator on 07932 609539 or Tricia on 01395 267372 or by emailing exmouthmuseum@gmail.com

We are in Sheppards Row, EX8 1PW, close to the junction of the Parade and Exeter Road. (Turn off Exeter Road at the Exmouth Arms)

 

EVENTS

Our Annual General Meeting was held at on Monday 13 January 2020 in the Estuary Suite at Ocean, Queen's Drive, Exmouth, EX8 2AY

The accounts for the year 2018 - 2019 were presented and the full Committee appointed. Details are available from us on request to the Trustees at exmouthmuseum@gmail.com

 

Our monthly Coffee Mornings at the Axis Centre, (next to the Community Church) in Market Street, Exmouth are suspended as of 17 March 2020.

We will miss the opportunity of chatting to our volunteers and the public.  We will resume this popular event as soon as we are able, in line with government advice, and we have sufficient volunteers to do everything.

Contact Tricia 01395 267372 for help and details.

 

THE FUTURE OF EXMOUTH MUSEUM

As of the close of October 2019 we have secured the future of the building!  We would sincerely like to thank our marvellous donors and all those who contributed over the last two years.  Every penny and pound in a collection box or spent on a raffle ticket has helped.

Our Trustees and Management Committee spent many long hours negotiating with our landlords for a good deal to buy the buildings and with the District and Town Councils to come up with a plan to pay for it.  A combination of generous donations and a loan proved to be the way forward.

We will always need to fundraise - we have no paid staff, just volunteer committee members and stewards - our running costs and the payments on the loan need to be covered each year.  There are also maintenance and improvement costs including making the building more accessible.

We always need volunteers for stewarding, both in the Museum and at events such as the Exmouth Festival; helping with museum maintenance - painting, cleaning, carpentry, moving exhibits; admin - publicity, records, research, queries, campaigns and fundraising.

If you can spare a couple of hours a week it could make all the difference.  If you have experience fundraising and in particular applying for grants and Lottery Funding we would appreciate your help.

We welcome new people for posts on our Management Committee and as Trustees. Please get in touch if this could be you.

 

Our History

Catch up with the past at Exmouth Museum. Learn the story of the town and the people who, lived, worked and died there, some famous, some infamous, but all important. They made bricks, built ships and survived disasters. The displays in the cottage and the stable tell it all.

Fundraising

The Trustees, Management Committee, Volunteers, Stewards and supporters are campaigning to raise funds to maintain and improve our buildings and make them more accessible and relevant.

How You Can Help

  • Come and visit the Museum and bring your friends.
  • Leave a review on Trip Advisor and Facebook.
  • Donate when you visit or via the methods below.
  • Watch out for the Museum at fundraising events.

Gift Aid - If you are donating via cheque or bank transfer, then you can boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate. After making your donation, please print off and complete this Gift Aid form and send it to Exmouth Museum, 2 Sheppard's Row, Exmouth, EX8 1PW.

Get In Touch

You can contact the museum by email to exmouthmuseum@gmail.com or call Tricia on 01395 267 372 or the Curator, John Wakefield on 07932 609 539

You can leave a message for us at our Facebook page.