Amazing and eclectic collections
Once the home of eccentric inventor and collector, Otto Overbeck, the house is full of his diverse collections including natural history specimens and his art.
You will also hear the sound of the polyphon and see Otto's electrical rejuvenator, which was all the rage from the 1920s through to the 1940s.
The 'supreme' model of the 'Overbeck Rejuvenator'. This would have cost £12 in 1930, equivalent to about £350 today. We have a number of different models on display.
A wonderful and evocative collection of local maritime history. The Devon coastline is littered with thousands of wrecks and we tell the story of the 'Jebba' and the 'Herzogin Cecile'.
Otto Overbeck was believed to be the last living relative of the Dutch Overbeke family. These remarkable books of illustrations by Bonaventura Overbeke are now on display in the museum