Exploring Tiverton’s buildings and stories

Pupils from local primary schools will have the opportunity to take a tour of Tiverton and the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life with Education and Outreach Officer Holly Jarrett. She will lead a group of children on a local history walk round Tiverton, taking in the Factory and its pioneering School, the Leat, community housing, John Street, Heathcoat Square, St Peter Street, and St Peter’s Church. Up to 16 children at a time will be able to take part in activities in the education room at the museum exploring life in Victorian times with handling boxes and in- role activities. This will be followed by a creative writing workshop led by a Daisi artist. 

This strand of the project will allow children to explore and chart the journey through time towards the Tiverton of today. This 200-year timeline will take in the built environment of Tiverton Town as well as the lifestyles and philanthropy of the Heathcoat-Amory family.

Tiverton-born artist Sara Hurley will use archive photographs and family trees, maps, diaries and costumes of the day as a stimulus in her creative sessions, to help bring an understanding of stories of the past.