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This list of museums in Devon, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organisations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.


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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Arlington Court Arlington Court 05 Arlington North Devon Historic house Operated by the National Trust, early 19th century country house with collection of antique furniture and an eclectic collection of family memorabilia, National Trust Carriage Museum, gardens
Axminster Museum Image needed LHB Axminster East Devon Local Local history, culture, industry, agriculture
Bicclescombe Watermill Image needed LHB Ilfracombe North Devon Mill information, late 18th century mill
Bideford Railway Heritage Centre Bideford-signalbox Bideford Torridge Railway
Bishopsteignton Museum of Rural Life Image needed LHB Bishopsteignton Teignbridge Local website, local history, agriculture, geology
Bradworthy Transport Museum Image needed LHB Holsworthy Torridge Transport website, automobiles, trucks, vans, motorcycles, tractors, farm equipment
Braunton and District Museum Image needed LHB Braunton North Devon Local website, information, local history, agriculture, maritime heritage, industry, railway
Bridge Mill, Devon Image needed LHB Bridgerule Torridge Mill website, restored 19th century watermill
Britannia Museum Image needed LHB Dartmouth South Hams Maritime website, history of the Britannia Royal Naval College
Brixham Heritage Museum Image needed LHB Brixham Torbay Local website, local history, fishing and ship building industries
Bygones Museum Bygones, museum at St Marychurch - - 224392 Torquay Torbay Multiple website, Victorian period shop and room displays, model railway and memorabilia, military displays, 1940s and 50s shopping arcade, amusement machines, model buildings, Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company memorabilia
Clyston Mill Image needed LHB Broadclyst East Devon Mill Operated by the National Trust, website, water-powered corn mill, near Killerton
Cobbaton Combat Collection Chittlehampton North Devon Military website, military artifacts, most from World War II
Coldharbour Mill Image needed LHB Uffculme Mid Devon Industry website, spinning mill textile museum, historic steam engine
Cookworthy Museum of Rural Life Image needed LHB Kingsbridge South Hams Local website, local history, social history, trades and crafts, William Cookworthy porcelain, Victorian kitchen, costumes, agriculture
Cricklepit Mill Image needed LHB Exeter Exeter Mill website, 19th century watermill, headquarters and visitor centre for the Devon Wildlife Trust
Crownhill Fort Crownhill Fort Plymouth Plymouth Military Victorian era fort with artillery, operated by Landmark Trust
Dawlish Museum Dawlish Teignbridge Local website, local history, culture, industry, porcelain, natural history, dolls and toys
Devon Railway Centre Image needed LHB Bickleigh Mid Devon Railway 2 ft 610mm) gauge passenger railway, narrow gauge collection, miniature railway, model railway layouts
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre to add Lifton West Devon Amusement website, fairground art and memorabilia, vintage rides, stalls and shows, industrial and road steam engines, vintage vehicles, roadsigns, vintage machinery
Dunkeswell Memorial Museum Image needed LHB Dunkeswell East Devon Military website, history of RAF Dunkeswell in World War II
Finch Foundry FinchFoundryWheel Sticklepath West Devon Technology Operated by the National Trust, water-powered forge
Hele Corn Mill Image needed LHB Hele Mid Devon Mill website, 16th century working watermill
Kelly Mine Image needed LHB Lustleigh Teignbridge Mining Former iron mine with equipment and mill with Californian stamps
Mortehoe Heritage Centre Image needed LHB Mortehoe North Devon Local website, local history, maritime heritage, agriculture
Morwellham Quay Elevated railway at Morwellham Quay - - 196316 Tavistock West Devon Open air Restored 19th century village, docks and quays, a restored ship, copper mine tour by train, Victorian farm, nature reserve
Motoring Memories Museum Image needed LHB Colyford East Devon Automotive website, automobiles and memorabilia in a 1950s period filling station
Museum of Dartmoor Life Okehampton, Museum of Dartmoor Life - - 86250 Okehampton North Devon Multiple Local history, culture, industry, trades, period rooms, art
Newcomen Engine House Image needed LHB Dartmouth South Hams Technology information, Newcomen steam engine and history of Thomas Newcomen
Newton Abbot Town & GWR Museum Image needed LHB Newton Abbot Teignbridge Multiple website, local history, Great Western Railway, art
Otterton Mill 040111ac ottertonmill4sm2 Otterton East Devon Mill 19th century water mill, bakery, shop
Overbeck's Overbecks Salcombe South Hams Historic house Operated by the National Trust, Edwardian house with collections of stuffed animals, model ships, nautical tools and photos, doll houses
Plymouth Naval Base Museum Image needed LHB Plymouth Plymouth Maritime Artifacts from the Royal Navy
Powderham Castle Powderham Castle from the Rose Garden Kenton Exeter Historic house Medieval castle, home of the Earl of Devon, Victorian kitchen, deer park, gardens. annual Poderham Vintage Rally in the grounds
Salcombe Lifeboat Station Museum Image needed LHB Salcombe South Hams Maritime website, history of the RNLI lifeboat station in Salcombe
Smeaton's Tower Lighthouse on Plymouth Hoe - - 222092 Plymouth Plymouth Maritime 18th century former lighthouse
South Devon Railway: Buckfastleigh Buckfastleigh Teignbridge Railway Headquarters and museum for the South Devon Railway, steam locomotive depot and workshops
Start Point Lighthouse Start Point Lighthouse Start Point South Hams Maritime Lighthouse open for tours
Tamar Belle Visitor Centre Bereferrersbldg Bere Ferrers West Devon Railway Victorian railway station with equipment, rolling stock and memorabilia
Tavistock Museum Image needed LHB Tavistock West Devon Local website, local history
Teignmouth & Shaldon Museum Image needed LHB Teignmouth Teignbridge Multiple website, maritime and local history, art, area railway and air transport
Tiverton Museum Tiverton, Tiverton Museum - - 232979 Tiverton Mid Devon Multiple website, local history, railroads, transport, social history, agriculture
Watermouth Castle Watermouth Castle Watermouth North Devon Amusement Theme park with collection of Victorian antiques, domestic tools, amusement machines, mechanical instruments, toys, model trains


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