The museum at The Old Town Hall in Crediton High Street began with an exhibition in 2009 to coincide with the 1100th anniversary of the founding of a cathedral in Crediton.
The museum attracts over 1,500 visitors a year and provides a focal point for local people and visitors to learn about the history of Crediton and surrounding villages and to share memories of life in the town.
Exhibitions are usually based on local themes and use the society’s archive of documents and photographs. A major attraction is a remarkably accurate model of the High Street immediately before the Great Fire of 1743. Recent additions include objects found during archaeological excavations in the town.
Research facilities are available for visitors to explore their family and/or local history.
We also have a small shop which sells local history publications and old postcards of local scenes.
The museum is run by volunteers. No admission charge is made but donations towards our running costs are most welcome!
Opening times: Easter to October: 10am-4pm Wednesday to Friday and 10am-1pm on Saturday