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Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

Exeter's RAMM - Museum of the Year 2012

Heart of Devon Museums & Galleries

The Heart of Devon has a wonderful mix of museums and galleries, many of which are free to visit. Exhibitions range from displays of local Devon life through history, to major national touring exhibitions.

Museums in Exeter include the excellent Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, re-opened at the end of 2011 after a major refurbishment. The new museum is home to stunning displays and prestigious loans and exhibitions from national partners. Families will also love nearby St Nicholas Priory, a histoic Benedictine Priory now presented as an Elizabethan town house, and the medieval Exeter's Underground Passages beneath the city's streets!

Film buffs should head to the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, with an internationally renowned collection ranging from shadow puppets to the golden age of Hollywood! A little further afield, the historic estuary town of Topsham is home to The Art Room Topsham, an independent gallery on the historic quay, and Topsham Museum, housed in one of a group of late 17th century buildings overlooking the Exe Estuary.

Near Exeter, the National Trust Killerton House exhibits one of the best collections of historical fashion in the south west, and the beautiful Fursdon House is one of Devon's oldest family homes, open to the public on specific afternoons between Easter and the end of August.

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey holds fascinating exhibitions of arts and crafts, with related events throughout the year, or visit the innovative Centre for Contemporary Art & the Natural World at Haldon Forest Park, an arts and ecology centre which uses the arts to show ways of living more sustainably within nature. Visit our Arts & Crafts page for more opportunities to enjoy arts and crafts in Devon. 

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  1. Custom House Visitor Centre

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    Custom House Visitor Centre

    Type

    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Location

    Exeter

    The Custom House Visitor Centre is in the centre of Exeter's historic quayside & occupies one of the most historic buildings on the waterfront.

  2. Exeter Castle

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    Exeter Castle

    Type

    Event Venue

    Location

    Exeter

    Exeter Castle, its courtyard &the backdrop of the Northernhay Gardens now provide one of the most unique event & wedding venues in Devon

  3. World of Country Life

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    World of Country Life

    Type

    Adventure Park/Playground

    Location

    Exmouth

    World of Country Life is Devon’s GOLD award winning family day out, whatever the weather!

  4. Brook Gallery Exeter

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    Brook Gallery

    Type

    Gallery

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    Exeter

    In its 18th year Brook Gallery is one of the South West’s most respected art galleries with a reputation that extends far beyond the region

  5. Bickleigh Castle, Tiverton

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    Bickleigh Castle

    Type

    Castle/Fort

    Location

    Tiverton

    An 11thC chapel, the oldest complete building in Devon. Armoury, guard room, Great Hall and Stuart period farmhouse. Tower. Moated gardens.

  6. Brook Gallery

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    Brook Gallery

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    Gallery

    Location

    Budleigh Salterton

    Now in its 18th year Brook Gallery is one of the South West’s most established and respected art galleries with a reputation that extends far beyond the region for exhibiting an eclectic, vibrant, exciting and inspiring range of original art.

  7. Thelma Hulbert Gallery

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    Thelma Hulbert Gallery

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    Gallery

    Location

    Honiton

    The Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) is an attractive Georgian town house in Honiton and formerly the home/studio of artist Thelma Hulbert. THG hosts 6 temporary exhibitions/year, family workshops, craft groups.

  8. The Chamber at St Nicholas Priory

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    St Nicholas Priory

    Type

    Historic House/Palace

    Location

    Exeter

    Tudor life can be experienced first hand in the heart of the Exeter at St Nicholas Priory. Originally part of a medieval priory, the building was later lived in by the wealthy Hurst family. (Closed for visitors until 18 October)

  9. The Devon Guild of Craftsmen

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    The Devon Guild of Craftsmen

    Type

    Craft Centre

    Location

    Bovey Tracey

    Riverside Mill plays host to one of the South West’s biggest crafts venue with galleries, craft shop & café with a great landscape view.

  10. The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens

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    National Trust Killerton House & Gardens

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    Historic House/Palace

    Location

    Exeter

    An 18thC house built for the Acland family. Hillside garden of 18 acres with rare trees and shrubs.

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