A look around Sidmouth museum

After its winter closure, we’re pleased to confirm that Sidmouth Museum will reopen to the public on Friday 22nd March.

Located opposite St Giles & St Nicholas’ church in the centre of Sidmouth we think it’s well worth a visit if you’re staying in the town.

Run by volunteers, Sidmouth Museum houses a wealth of interesting exhibits and artefacts that chart the history of the town. Permanent exhibits include a costume collection, an extensive lace collection, early paintings, and prints and photographs of the area.

If you’re interested in the history of the Jurassic Coast, there’s a superb collection of rocks and fossils, including reptile footprints found in Sidmouth together with everyday items from the early period of the town’s history.

The museum gift shop contains a large selection of cards, gifts, unique geology items, many local publications and prints of Sidmouth’s iconic painting ‘Long Picture’ by Hubert Cornish.

Throughout the season the museum volunteers run weekly guided walks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. With a knowledgeable guide to accompany each walk, they’re the perfect way to explore our historic town and the Jurassic Coast.

From the 22nd of March, the museum will be open from 1pm until 4pm on Mondays and from 10am to 4pm daily from Tuesday to Saturday.

If you’d like to find out more about Sidmouth Museum and their forthcoming events, please visit their website.

Image credit: Sidmouth Museum.