Naming of Horse Ceremony
During the summer of 2022 we held a competition to name the horse in the mural painted by Gary Cook, a local artist, and the winners were Sennen and Roux Carroll, of Exmouth. On the 1st October 2022 Mayor Steve Gazzard presented the sisters with their prizes of art materials, for their successful joint entry of the name Duke.
Town Crier, Roger Bourgein rang his bell to gather everyone to celebrate in the Museum forecourt. We invited the two winners to paint images of their own horses Billy and Teddy.
We would like to thank Gary Cook, the artist, and Jewsons of Withycombe for supplying the materials for the mural, and everyone who supported this project.
Please click here to see more images and the girls return visit.
Organ Transplant Awareness Day 23 July 2022
Volunteers from the Museum attended with our gazebo in the Strand. The day was organised by Steve Gazzard, Mayor of Exmouth. To view more images please click here.
Armed Forces Day 2022
In June we hosted Armed Forces Day with the Royal Marines Charity, South West Water and local historians Simon and Carol Fogg.
We highlighted uniforms and paraphernalia from our collection. Simon Fogg brought findings from Dalditch Camp such as shells, bullets and brassware from World War ll. South West Water, whose buildings you can see in the background, talked about water saving measures and the Marines showed us just how much goes into a full rucksack and how fit you would need to be to carry it!
Volunteers from the Museum manned our gazebo at Exmouth Festival on the late May Bank Holiday weekend at the Imperial Grounds. We were given 18 prizes for Grand Prize Draw and the winning tickets were drawn by David Sheppard of BBC Radio Devon, with Town Crier, Roger Bourgein in attendance. To view more images please click here.
Some groups who visited in 2021/22
The Brownies 17 March 2022 It is felt that children learn about the history of Exmouth much easier when actually seeing the artefacts and having explanations given. To view more of images from the Brownies visit please click here
Beacon School 25 June 2021. The school raised £76 in aid of our building fund!! Thank you Beacon School!! To see more photos click here.
The Air Cadets 26 August 2021 . The Community Space in the Upper Gallery/ Hayloft was dedicated to the Air Cadets at the time. To see more images of the visit please click here.
The Scouts 15 November 2021. We opened the Museum especially for the Group and some of our volunteers were able to show them round and give explanations about the artefacts. For more images please click here.
Save Our Museum campaign
In 2017 and 2018 the Museum commissioned several videos appealing for funds to buy the Museum. We also gave interviews to the press and on radio. To view the videos please click on individual links.
Carole Evershed, Chair of the Management Committee, Museum Society of Exmouth
Carole explains that fund raising is ongoing, even though we have bought the buildings, because of the large loan incurred in the process. Please click here to view.
Children of St Peter’s School telling us why the Museum is important to them. Please click here to view.
Interview with Tricia Cassel-Gerard on the future of Exmouth Museum. Please click here to view/listen