Sidmouth Attractions

Sidmouth has many attractions to occupy your time during your visit. Some that may even capture your imagination and leave you breathless, and some that might just get you that adrenaline rush you crave.

The Donkey Sanctuary

the donkey sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary was founded in 1969 by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen, MBE. She dedicated her life to champion donkeys, and it is through her devotion that the Sanctuary grew to be the international charity it is today. During the last 45 years, we have made a profound difference to the lives of donkeys and people all over the world. This is down to the drive and belief of our wonderful Founder and all of our supporters for your devotion and continued support.

Connaught Gardens And Clock Tower Café

connaught gardens

The Clock tower Café is perched in an unrivalled position within the award winning Connaught Gardens, on the stunning Jurassic south coast of East Devon. 24 years on from humble beginnings the Clock tower Café has remained solidly under the same ownership of Sue Sykes and family, we are very proud of our excellent reputation for quality service and delicious food.

Sidmouth Museum

sidmouth museum

Our permanent displays track the development of the town from fishing village to the present day. They include Regency and Victoriana; famous people and royal visitors; fine prints, photographs, art, lace and the arrival of the railway and industry.

Manor Pavilion

manor pavilion

This beautiful, very popular theatre is situated in the heart of Sidmouth. The Theatre seats 277 with raised seating. It is open all year round covering all aspects of entertainment at affordable prices, including Plays, Musicals, Comedies, Concerts, Variety Shows, Dance Shows, Professional Ballet and pantomime.
During the Summer months the venue is proud to have the last standing weekly Professional Summer Repertory Season in the UK with 12 plays in 12 weeks presented by Paul Taylor- Mills Ltd.

Norman Lockyer Observatory

norman lockyer observatory

The Norman Lockyer Observatory is both a historical observatory and home to an active amateur astronomical society. It is a centre for amateur astronomy, meteorology, radio astronomy, and the promotion of science education. The observatory is regularly open to the public, staffed entirely by volunteers, and each August hosts the South West Astronomy Fair. You can see a list of our opening times and astronomy courses, and also the latest news about what is happening.

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