We are now closed for the winter – we reopen 25th March 2024 – but do come to our monthly coffee mornings, we run them monthly throughout the winter or any special events, see below.
A Dickensian Festive Evening was held at the Exmouth Museum and Heritage Centre on Friday 8th December 2023
The magic of a Dickensian Christmas certainly came to The Exmouth Museum. Gifts for the treasure hunt, lucky dip, Christmas hamper and silent auction were very kindly donated by local businesses. Visitors were able to see what it was like in bygone days. A very successful event. Please click here to view more photos taken at the festival.
The downstairs rooms of the Museum were open to visitors for the evening at a reduced entry fee of only £1.00 per adult, children free and were able to meet some of the volunteers and discover what Exmouth was like in bygone days and also stock up on some stocking fillers with our selection of gifts and Exmouth Museum memorabilia.
To view more photos taken at the event please click here.
Monthly Coffee Mornings
19 October, 16 November, 21 December, 18 January; 10:30 til 12:30
Held on the Third Thursday of the Month all through the year at the Axis Centre. This is the hall belonging to the Community Church in Market Street, opposite Nat West Bank and by the carpark behind the Co op.
It’s a light, airy and clean space with level access for wheelchairs and buggies. We have filter coffee, lots of different teas and a selection of home made and shop bought cakes, (contributions very welcome!)
We hold a Raffle too! All gifts, wine or chocolate, plants etc would be gratefully received. We would also love help if you fancy getting involved on the day please contact us. All money taken goes to our Building Fund.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU when we reopen, Duke is outside to welcome everyone to the Museum.
NEW in our sales area are lovely MUGS picturing Duke (the dray horse whose painting by Gary Cook is on our front wall, and the portrait of Nancy Perriam published in 1863, taken from a photograph by local photographer James Sugg from 1862, to add to our series of three featuring sketches by Michael Buckland, artist in residence recently. These are £10 with a discount for 3 or more.
We also have a range BOOKS about Exmouth and East Devon full of great vintage photography and stories. Most retail at only £2.99
The winter of 2022/23 has seen major work carried in Reception, which was the original tack room of the stables, which date from the late 19th century. The space was gutted and transformed with new fixtures, carpet and desk.. A new Sales area where we can display our mugs and merchandise was added.
All was carried out by volunteers, putting in many hours of hard work to give visitors a warm welcome in the coming season. We received generous support in materials and time from the following Exmouth businesses, The Kitchen Studio, Tim Wright Plastering, Jewsons, Carpet King, MPS Windows Glass and Wilsons Paints.
We held an Opening Ceremony on 31 March, using the occasion to express our thanks to Geoffrey Perriam for his contribution to the Museum over many years. Geoff became a steward in 1997 and has served on the Committee, as Assistant Curator and as a Trustee, as well as making generous donations and being an amazing resource of knowledge about the town. The Town Crier, Roger Bourgein announced the proceedings with MP Simon Jupp, Mayor Steve Gazzard and many stewards attending. Carole Evershed, Chair of the Management Committee presented Geoff with a framed expression of our thanks. To see more images of the Opening Ceremony click here.
Tesco Blue Tokens Charity Scheme
From 1 April to 30 June the Museum benefitted from Tesco’s Blue Token charity scheme. Shoppers donated their blue tokens and at the end of three months we received a grant 0f £500 from Tesco!!
A Festival of Thanks for our Armed Forces – Saturday 10 June 2023
The Museum hosted a Festival of Thanks for our Armed Forces in Sheppards Row which was closed for the day. Flags and bunting created a great atmosphere with special exhibits showcasing the town’s long association with the armed forces both in the Museum and in the street.
The event was rung in by the town crier and officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Exmouth, Olly Davey.
The Royal Marines Association and Royal Marines Historical Society, the Royal British Legion and Exmouth Girl Guides had stalls and exhibits included military vehicles; with local collector and author Simon Fogg bringing along a display of deactivated armaments.
At 12 Noon the bugler from the Exmouth Town Concert Band sounded Revielle and the standards of the Royal British Legion, Royal Marines Association, Exmouth Guides, Exmouth Brownies and Exmouth Rainbows were all presented to the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Devon, Brian Wills- Pope, MBE and the Mayor, Olly Davey, who took the salute. The ceremony concluded with the band playing the National Anthem.