Special Countess Wear Paper Mill Exhibition 22nd-27th May only

This is a rare chance to see the special wooden model of the Countess Wear Paper Mill. Discover how the paper mill once turned London rags into banknotes for the Empire.The mill produced paper for newsprint and bank notes from around 1650 until 1885.  It’s an important local landmark and part of a rapidly changing…

Countdown to D-Day, 6 June 1944

2024 marks 80 years since the frenetic months of 1944, when over 2 million troops from 12 countries were in Britain, preparing a surprise attack on Adolf Hitler and Nazi-occupied Europe. The people of Devon and the Exe Estuary were witnesses to this activity, many opening their homes to welcome strangers, or working alongside them…

Tea Room Exhibition: Upon the Ebbing Tide

27 March to 2 June: Upon the Ebbing Tide. We are delighted to welcome well-known local artist Ray Balkwill’s exhibition of mixed media assemblages. The artworks are inspired by the Exe Estuary and based on found material and fragments of old boats gathered from its foreshore. Exhibits can be purchased through the Museum Shop.

Tea Room Exhibition: Any Gum, Chum?

5 June to 18 August: Any Gum, Chum? A display of cartoons produced during World War 2 by Exeter cartoonist George ’Stil’ Stillings (1907-1967). The cartoons are an affectionate and often cheeky look at the time US Navy personnel were ‘over-sexed, over-paid and over here’.