ABOUT US

At Exmouth Museum & Heritage Centre you can catch up with the past of the fishing village that became the largest town in Devon.  Inside, you’ll find personal possessions, photographs and stories about our people, their families and businesses.

We’re entirely run by volunteers.

Here’s our current Management Committee:

  • Chair: Carole Evershed
  • Curator: John Wakefield
  • Minute Secretary:Barbara Gover
  • Treasurer: Angie Drummond
  • Assistant Treasurer: Bernice Williams
  • Volunteer Co-ordinator: Jacky Stockhill
  • Press Officer: Pam Langford
  • Social Media: Pete Hayes and Pamela Langford
  • Health and Safety: Geoffrey Williams
  • Committee Member: Brian Leader
  • Fundraising: Pete Hayes

Education and Schools Officer: Matt Higgins – Schools can contact Matt via exmouthmuseum@gmail.com

Our Trustees are:

  • Peter Cowper (Chair)
  • Steve Gazzard
  • Roger Bourgein
  • Joe Whibley
  • David Arnott

Why not join the team?

Are you passionate about supporting Exmouth? Do you have an interest in local history and helping the community? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

Could you manage a couple of hours a week, or a day once a month? That would really make a difference.  To talk about how you can help, visit the Museum, or catch us at a coffee morning or event, email us at exmouthmuseum@gmail.com or call 01395 260339 during open hours and speak to a steward or leave a message for our Curator, John Wakefield or our Stewards Coordinator, Jacky Stockhill.

VAD nurse First World War
There was a strong Voluntary Aid Detachment in Exmouth and an Auxiliary Hospital. We have this uniform in the Stables and photos of the personnel and their patients at the VAD Hospital.
Diving from Exmouth Docks

We need

  • Stewards (regulars in the museum; standbys to fill in and for special events)
  • Maintenance (this could be painting, carpentry, cleaning and mending or gardening)
  • Records, research and queries from the public
  • Fundraising and campaigns, especially business liaison and applying for grants, managing Gift Aid
  • Fundraising activities such as our monthly Coffee Mornings, helping on the day, baking? donating raffle prizes
  • Website and Digital – maintenance and developing new projects
  • Conservation of artefacts (with training) – new opportunities
  • Management Committee (could you eventually be our new Secretary? 0r our PressOfficer?)
  • Trustees

Exmouth Museum & Heritage Centre is a member of the Devon Group of Museums www.devonmuseums.net/exmouth