The history of Exmouth
The history of Exmouth goes back over 250 million years to the Triassic
Period, however the Golden Age began when the town established
itself during the 18th century as the first holiday resort in Devon.
Notable visitors included Lady Byron and Lady Nelson, the estranged
wife of Lord Nelson. Not to mention the infamous Duchess of York, wife
of the Grand Old Duke of York! Prior to the 1700s Exmouth was a small
fishing town from which Sir Walter Raleigh, born just a few miles away
in East Budleigh in 1544, sailed on many of his voyages.
A trip to the small but friendly Exmouth Museum is a delight as you
learn about some of the names you will see - the Powder Monkey, The
Pilot, The Bath House and Mona Island to name but a few.
SHEPPARDS ROW, EXMOUTH, DEVON EX8 1PW
Tel: 07932 609539 email@example.com
Explore Exmouth’s fascinating history - exhibits
include the Jurassic coast, our seaside past, war time,
the Avocet Railway, lace-making, ships and sea-faring,
Victorian kitchen, stories of the town and its people.
Open first Monday in April to last Saturday in October
Monday, Friday and Saturday 10:30 - 12:30
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:30 - 16:30
Other times, including evenings and Sundays, by arrangement
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