Ottery Heritage Society - Local History and Archaeology
Ottery Museum
The Ottery St Mary Heritage Museum

The museum is closed for the season 
It will open again in May 2020  with new displays 

Please contact the Society if you would enjoy joining the small team who will be working over the winter




Ottery St Mary Heritage Museum opened in August 2018 in the Victorian Old Town Hall and opposite the historic St Mary's Church, one the finest churches in Devon. Over 1000 visitors were welcomed in its first three months of opening and we look forward to even more visitors from across the World this season.

The Museum celebrates the rich social and cultural history of Ottery St Mary and its surrounding area going back 2000 years. The many themes include local literary connections like Samuel Taylor Coleridge, diplomat Ernest Satow and of course Ottery's internationally famous Tar Barrels tradition. The fascinating story of St Mary's Church through the ages is explained including the College, the subsequent foundation of King's School and the town's role in the English Civil War.

Ottery St Mary Heritage Museum


Contact Details:


Ottery Heritage Museum, The Old Town Hall, The Flexton, Ottery St Mary EX11 1DJ


Phone: 01404 812795