Welcome to the Crediton Area History & Museum Society

The website of Crediton Area History & Museum Society.

We are an all-volunteer organisation which runs the town museum (including its family history Research Corner), maintains a substantial archive of local documents and photographs, and presents a fascinating programme of local history talks. If you are a regular visitor to this website, the website updates page will indicate what has changed since your last visit. 


    It is with great regret that Crediton Area History & Museum Society have to announce that the proposed opening of our new exhibition 'The 1950s' is postponed until further notice. The Coronavirus crisis and the Government advice makes it very clear that it would be socially irresponsible of us to continue with our monthly lecture programme and family history research meetings too until the crisis is over. However, we are very willing to assist with any enquiries via emails and telephone contact. We can be contacted by emailing familyhistory@creditonhistory.org.uk for family history enquiries or info@creditonhistory.org.uk for other enquiries.

    For the moment, we thank everyone for their support and encouragement and wish you all well during this difficult period

  • See Crediton Museum's Facebook page.

  • Surplus old local maps for sale.

  • Download the Crediton Town Trail leaflet.

  • The initiative to research the Crediton area's World War 1 history has resulted in excellent illustrated WW1 themed walks. The full Crediton trail is 6½ miles long, and is available either in its entirety, or split into two halves. Download: the full Crediton trail ; the Crediton trail part 1 ; the Crediton trail part 2 ; the Shobrooke trail.


                                A gift that will last generations!

Who were your ancestors, what did they do, how did they live, and where?

10 hours Family History research for just £25.

Assisted by volunteers, at times convenient to the recipient at Crediton Museum.

Order your Gift Card by calling at Crediton Museum Research Corner during opening hours, phoning 01363 774441 or emailing nationdandm@yahoo.co.uk










We are indebted to Sarah Green for the design and hosting of our website


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