Mid Devon’s indoor attractions re-open their doors

Indoor attractions were given the go ahead to welcome visitors back inside from Monday 17th May. After the announcement last week excitement has been growing as our Mid Devon attractions prepared to reopen their doors.

With some restrictions still in place meaning limited numbers, pre-booking or reduced opening it’s best to check with the venue before leaving home to help you make the most of your visit.

Where will you be going first? Check out our handy guide to find out what’s open and if you need to book.

Bampton Heritage and Visitor Centre are welcoming visitors back in from Friday 21st May on Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 3pm. Explore the rich history of Bampton through objects, information boards and virtual tours in the family friendly centre. Entry is free so there’s no need to book. Have a look at their website for more information about what’s on offer. You’ll find the Heritage Centre in St Michael and All Angel’s Church.

Bear Town reopened on Monday 17th May and are taking bookings! The little ‘town’ is the ultimate role play experience where your little ones can let their imaginations run wild. Check out the website to find out more and to book. 

Devon Railway Centre are reopening on Saturday 22nd May. A unique railway experience that provides a fun filled day for all the family. For full opening times and to book your tickets have a look at their website.

National Trust Knightshayes have reopened the ground floor of the gothic inspired house. They are open daily from the 17th May between 11am and 4pm. You can now explore the home again, as well as the grounds and gardens. There’s no need to book on weekdays but it is recommended at busier times. Have a look at their website for information on how to book. 

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life are opening from Thursday 20th May on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 4pm. The museum is a treasure trove of quirky artefacts, including the Tivvy Bumper steam engine, telling the stories of the people of Mid Devon. Priority to pre-booked tickets so head to their website to book your slot or give them a call for on the day availability.

Opening soon

Keep an eye out for more indoor Mid Devon attractions opening soon!

Coldharbour Mill will be welcoming you back for their 2021 season from 31st May. This is a chance to see our industrial past in action at one of the finest working wool museums. They will be opening Monday – Friday from 10.30am – 4.30pm.  Online booking is open now so why not book your visit now!

Fursdon House, an ancient country estate and home to the Fursdon family for over 700 years, will be open on Bank Holiday Mondays and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in July and August.  If you can’t wait that long the Garden and Tea Room are already open for you to explore on the same days. There’s no need to pre-book but see their website for more information.

Tiverton Canal Co. run one of the last remaining Horse Drawn barges in the country. They are busy sprucing up their barges and have started walking their horses along the Grand Western Canal in preparation for 21st June when they will be all systems go again!  Have a look at their 2021 timetable and book ahead on their website.


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