Historical Buildings, Museums and Art

Tiverton Castle

Tiverton Castle is a private home, but Mr and Mrs Gordon open to the public on Sundays, Thursdays and Bank Holiday Mondays from Easter Sunday till the end of October.  The castle was originally built in 1106, but rebuilt during the 13th and 14th centuries.



Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

Tiverton’s award winning museum is open five and a half days a week.  Its galleries include the Agricultural Hall, the Merchant’s House, Kitchen and Laundry, Heathcoat Gallery and the Authers Gallery, which houses the famous former Great Western Railway locomotive, the Tivvy Bumper.




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Coldharbour Mill

Built in 1799 this working wool museum is in Uffculme, a 15 minute drive from Howden House.  Rescued in 1982 by a group of locals, led by the vicar, it still produces knitting yarn and exclusive tartans on period machinery.  It has regular steam ups and a working water wheel.