Bampton's Graves

Bampton Heritage & Visitor Centre

What we aim to do in the centre is to educate residents and visitors of all ages in the town’s rich heritage. We also serve as the local Tourist Information Point and use our local knowledge, leaflets and internet access to help satisfy the needs of visitors to the area.

We have various local artefacts on display, often relating to a specific theme, and an amazing 8ft model of the town’s old railway station which proves extremely popular with visitors of all ages.

Bampton Railway Model

There are well designed information boards telling the history of Bampton and several fascinating short videos to watch (and some to buy) on subjects such as the Exe Valley Railway and Bampton Church. There is also a collection of old photographs of Bampton dating from 1880 to 1960 and an album of photographs of many Bampton people from the early 1900’s onwards.

Display boards and video

For children and families, we have a computer-based Bampton quiz game, a family town trail, dressing up clothes, touch and feel box, word search games and more. There is also a mega-sized jigsaw!

Dressing up for children

We have a small retail area where we sell local history books, walks books and maps. We also sell local gifts, postcards and Bampton mugs.

Bampton Haritage Centre retail area

We run Guided Town Trails throughout the year and additional dates can be offered to visiting groups and organisations by arrangement. For those who can’t get about, there is a Virtual Bampton Town Trail available to watch on our video player or on YouTube.

There is now a Family Town Trail Quiz - see above.

Guided Town Trails in Bampton

If you’re interested in tracing details of your family history in the Bampton area, we have specially trained volunteers to assist you. With the help of local historians too, we will help you to discover more about your ancestors. If you would like to meet with a specially trained volunteer – please call 01398 331540 before your visit or send an e-mail to bamptonheritage@btinternet.com

Bampton Genealogy

In 2019 we embarked upon a project called 'Bampton: Our Buildings' which collected information about the most iconic and interesting buildings in our town.

The results are now on a set of portable display boards, shown here in the Heritage Centre in the church, but which will be touring local venues such as the Tiverton Museum.

Accompanying this project is also a booklet with the key infomation which you can download - see above.

There is also a new video on YouTube "Bampton: Our Buildings".

Our Buildings



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