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Exmouth Museum News

COFFEE MORNINGS this Autumn 2021

10:30 til 12:30 on the third Thursday of the month at Axis Centre, Market Street, Exmouth (behind the Savoy Cinema and opposite Nat West Bank.)

18 November .. 16 December

Everyone welcome.  Suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Fresh brewed coffee, a range of teas, home made cakes and a raffle.

All profits to the Museum Building Fund.  Come and talk to us about volunteering or just for a chat with friends.

EXMOUTH MUSEUM Closed for the winter on 30 October 2021.

Thank you to all our stewards and volunteers for your hard work over the summer/autumn. We will be open again in March 2022.

Please check for specific dates by emailing us: exmouthmuseum@gmail.com

Our opening times are under review in order to provide as much coverage as possible. We hope to be open at least part of the day on five days a week. More details to come.

Please note that due to a Service Level Agreement with Exmouth Town Council admission is not free. We ask for a donation. Next season we will have a card machine available so can relieve you of your money in most ways!


If you would like to visit at a weekend or in the evening- a school or family group, local association or club - please email exmouthmuseum@gmail.com allowing time for the organisation of the visit. We will do our best to accommodate you.

If you need to discuss bequests, artefacts or exhibits that we hold you can contact the Curator by emailing exmouthmuseum@gmail.com.  You can speak to someone on 01395 260339 during open hours or leave a message.

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)




Another milestone reached!  It's been a long journey.  50 years in the planning.

5 years from Stable and Cottage to Museum.  35 years renting the buildings. 5 years to purchase the Freehold.

YOU helped save Exmouth Museum. YOU gave it a Future.

JOIN us now in working to make it a Success.

As of March 2021 we have finalised the purchase 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.  However, this means that we need to fundraise more than ever to pay back the loan.

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. If you have a bit of extra time we would be very grateful if you could join us.

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.


The Trustees, Management Committee, Volunteers, Stewards and supporters are campaigning to raise funds to pay back our building loan, 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, Sheppard's Row, Exmouth, EX8 1PW.


PLEASE NOTE when making a donation directly to the bank we will not have your details to acknowledge and thank you for your generosity. If you need us to do that please contact us and let us know.  If donating by cheque please put your address on the back or enclose a note so that we can acknowledge and thank you.

Get In Touch

You can contact the museum by email at exmouthmuseum@gmail.com or call  01395 260 339 during open hours to talk to a steward or leave a message for the Curator, John Wakefield.

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