Use our Museum for those investigations you've always wanted to carry out!

Research facilities are available on the following days:

Mondays (Except Bank Holidays) 12:30 to 4:00pm
Wednesdays - all day from 10:30am to 4:30pm

Access at all other times by prior arrangement. Admission charge to museum on those days includes access to the Research Library.


We have three fiche readers, one film reader and four tables available.
Prior booking is recommended.

It is ESSENTIAL to do so if you wish to search the microfilm copies of Tiverton [St. Peter's] Parish Registers or the Tiverton Register Office marriage Notice books. 
List of documents available.

Bookings should be made at least seven days before the proposed visiting date and can be made by post, e-mail or telephone 01884 256295.


Type of visit


Fee (inclusive of VAT where applicable)

One off visit

Assistance by staff is free for the first half hour, and then research fees apply.

Normal admission fee to museum (£5.00) + research fee if appropriate


Membership entitles you to 4 free visits to the library

(Assistance by staff is free for the first half hour, then research fees apply.)

Inclusive in membership cost

Passes to research library for members

Unlimited visits for the rest of the membership year


Research fee

Staff time for helping with research enquiries (for helping researcher in person)

£5 per hour



Research fee

Staff time for helping with remote enquiry*

£8 per hour

*Research for researchers who are not able to visit the museum will incur a charge. Please contact the research Library to discuss your query. We ask for an initial payment of £5.00 (same as our admission fee), we will then undertake the research. (Please allow 14 days after the payment of £5.00 for a reply). Enquiries that take longer than half an hour will be charged at £8 per hour. Payment can be made via cheque or PayPal (please notify the research team when payment has been made). Once payment is received we will send you the results of the research via email.