Something for Everyone
There is something for everyone when staying in our selected holiday cottage accommodation. From museums to wildlife parks we guarantee that days out in Devon will keep everyone happy, no matter what their age!
Seaton museum is well known for its excellent collection of old photographs of the area. These come mainly from the E.S. Gosling collection. There are many other displays including: The Roman site at Honeyditches, The Natural History of the area and a display of Victorian costumes. All are well worth a visit.
Open late May - October
Mon - Fri
10:30am - 12:30pm
2:15pm - 5pm
Seaton Museum Seaton Town Hall Fore Street Seaton, DevonWebsite
Originally the Police Station and Courthouse, the Museum is opposite St. Mary's Church in the centre of Axminster. Visitors may discover the old police cells which have now been incorporated into the Arts Cafe adjacent to the Museum.
Open Jun - Sep
Mon - Fri
10:30am - 16:00pm
Sa 10:30am - 12:30pm
No disabled access
Axminster Museum The Old Courthouse Church Street Axminster, Devon EX13 5AQWebsite
Conducted tours by trained guides give the visitor an hour-long tour of this vast man-made complex of underground caverns created by centuries of quarrying the famous Beer Stone. The underground quarry, first worked by the Romans, supplied stone for 24 cathedrals including Exeter and St. Pauls, parts of Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Hampton Court and Windsor Castle.
Easter - September
Daily 10:30am - 5:00pm
Daily 11am - 4pm
No disabled access
Beer Quarry Caves 1 Gravel Cottages Fore Street Beer, Devon EX12 3JG
Tel: 01297 680282Website
The last traditional bakery to work in Devon, until 1987. The forge is the only thatched working forge in the country. Manor Mill is the only remaining grist mill in full working order. Restricted opening hours.
Branscombe Bakery Branscombe Seaton, Devon EX12 3DB
Tel: 01392 881691Website
A 200 year old spinning mill set in the tranquil village of Uffculme, Coldharbour Mill is a rare example of surviving Georgian architecture, industry and enterprise. Take an exciting factory tour and see the mill's impressive array of power sources including a recently restored 1821 High Breast Shot water wheel, the largest in the South West.
Coldharbour Mill Uffculme Cullompton, Devon EX15 3EE
Tel: 01884 840960Website
Large collection of fossils including many found along the Lyme Bay cliffs.
Open all year.
Dinosaurland Coombe Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3PY
Tel: 01297 443541Website
The Norman Lockyer Observatory is a historic working optical observatory and an educational centre for science, especially astronomy, meteorology, amateur radio and sciences of the coast and countryside.
Norman Lockyer Observatory Salcombe Hill Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NY
Tel: 01297 551355Website
A centuries old working watermill, a famous bakery and shop brim full of superb local produce, a fabulous restaurant serving food to die for and a gallery selling work from a selection of the best artists from Devon, Dorset and Somerset.
Otterton Mill Otterton, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 7HG
Tel: 01395 568521Website
The three-mile route runs through East Devon's glorious Axe Valley, between the coastal resort of Seaton, the small village of Colyford and the ancient town of Colyton.
The journey takes 25 minutes from end to end. You must alight from the tram on arrival, but may return on any tram thereafter. Open toppers or enclosed saloons operate according to weather conditions.
Open Apr to Oct
Mon - Fri 10am to 5:40pm
Seaton Electric Tramway Riverside Depot Harbour Road Seaton, Devon EX12 2NQ
Tel: 01297 20375Website