Exhibitions

Whether your interests include archaeology, local social and medical history, aircraft, MTBs or paddle steamers, there will be something to catch your eye in one of our 14 fascinating exhibition areas.

Don’t forget that the Museum building itself is also of historical significance as it was once a submarine mining establishment. Built in 1878, the Museum still has tramway tracks embedded in the floor which were used to transport mines. Visitors to the museum can discover how mines were assembled, packed and stored, and why they became obsolete.

Each year, in the Felgate Room, there is a new exhibition to enjoy; this year it will commemorate World War I from a local perspective.