Welcome to Exmouth Museum & heritage centre

Exmouth Museum and Heritage Centre celebrates the people of the town, some famous and many ordinary but all important. They made bricks and lace, built ships and fished, saved lives and survived disasters. The displays in THE COTTAGE and THE STABLES, and upstairs in THE HAYLOFT, tell the stories in the historic setting of buildings that date from one of the busiest times when Exmouth became an important holiday destination.

It’s a great place to explore, whatever the weather.


We are CLOSED until Monday 25 March 2024

2024 opening hours:

Mondays,  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
10:00 to 16:00

10:00 to 13:00

CLOSED on Fridays and Sundays

Next season we will be OPEN until 2 November 2024.

We are CLOSED during the Winter months (see above). However, we are able to host your group or society during this time for a special visit, guided if you wish. To organise this, and discuss possibilities, please email: exmouthmuseum@gmail.com


At present we do not feel impacted by COVID outbreaks in the locality. If you are planning a special journey to see us you can telephone 01395 260339 to check we are open.

First petrol fire engine Exmouth
The first petrol fire engine for Exmouth from Merryweather & Sons, London, outside the Old Lifeboat Station in Queen’s Drive

Propietary medicines
A selection of over the counter medicines and first aid supplies

Fundraising/ How You Can Help

The Museum is run entirely by volunteers. We are an independent charity, No 291311.
We rely on admission fees and donations, together with fundraising at events to raise funds to pay back our building loan, maintain and improve our buildings and make them more accessible and relevant.

  • Visit the Museum and tell your friends and family about it
  • Leave a review on Trip Advisor, Google or Facebook
  • Donate when you can or set up a Direct Debit
  • Visit our monthly Coffee Morning and other Events


You can either donate a one off sum, or you are welcome to set up a recurring monthly donation using the PayPal button below.

Gift Aid

You can boost your donation by 25p for every £1 by using Gift Aid. If you are a UK taxpayer please complete this Gift Aid form.