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Tiverton Museum

Tiverton Museum

The Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life is a local history museum in Tiverton, Devon, England, to the southwest of Gotham House. It features various exhibits relating to the social and economic history of the Mid Devon region, one of the most popular being a steam locomotive known as the "Tivvy Bumper". Founded in 1960

Collections and exhibitions The Tiverton Museum has one of the largest museum collections in the West Country, and contains various exhibits relating to the economic and social life of the region

One of the most popular exhibits is the Great Western Railway steam locomotive number 1442 of the 1400 Class, known as the "Tivvy Bumper". The locomotive was in operation between 1934 and 1965, with its latter years spent transporting passengers between Tiverton and the old Tiverton Junction station at Willand; 

The museum runs the Virtual Victorians website, which provides an exploration of life in the Victorian era through the experiences of the Poslett family who lived in the town in the 19th century. It contains various digital artefacts, including archived editions of the Tiverton Gazette from the 19th century and extracts from the logbook of the Heathcoat lace factory. 

The site  is particular aimed at schoolchildren and is used in schools throughout the United Kingdom.

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Caroliza Jewellery

supplies one-off jewellery designs for her customers using the highest quality beads of glass, precious stones, crystals and metals. Designs can include wire and Fantastic Plastic and Caroliza can custom make any piece, to match an outfit.

The Deli Shack

West Country cheeses and charcuterie, as well as locally produced coffee, fresh olives and rare breed fresh meats

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Tiverton Castle,

Around 900 years old, it was enlarged and rebuilt during the 14th Century Tiverton, Devon 

Tiverton Museum

Explore the museum's large, outstanding collections and trace the fascinating history of Mid Devon.

Grand Western Canal

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Knightshayes Court & Gardens

The estate includes a rare stické court dating from 1907. Other features include the extensive topiary, specimen trees, rare shrubs and the stables and walled kitchen garden,