Crediton & District

Museum of Mid-Devon Life

Our March outing saw seven of us at this museum in Tiverton, new to all of us. We were very pleasantly surprised by both the quality and quantity of the exhibits and the excellent way in which they were displayed. The first part was a special exhibition on slavery in mid-Devon. This brought it home to us just how extensive slave-owning had been. Then a series of galleries took us through various aspects of mid-Devon's life, its agriculture, its industry, its education & social life. There is quite an extensive outdoor area with lots of larger farm & industrial machinery & a steam locomotive. All-in-all it is the best small museum that any of us had visited.

We had hoped to visit the nearby St George's church, but this is kept locked, so we drove on to Bickleigh where we had an excellent lunch in the Fisherman's Cot.

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