Barnstaple Museum is the perfect way to find out more about North Devon

Our collections and displays cover the natural and human history of this beautiful part of the country. Highlights of the Museum include the Tarka Gallery, the Story of North Devon and the Regimental Collection of the Royal Devon Yeomanry.

The museum includes a Gift Shop, Tearoom, Tourist Information and Visitor Reception.

With a packed program of temporary exhibitions and events, there's something for everyone.

Entry to the museum is FREE!

Barnstaple Museum Exhibitions

Hatched, Matched and Dispatched

22 July 2017 to 09 September 2017
The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is appealing for the public to come forward with stories and objects related to being "Hatched, Matched and Dispatched".

A new exhibition, which is being held this summer, aims to tell the history of local people through these important life stages.So we are asking people to loan the following items for display: - Christening gowns - Wedding dresses - Gifts or keepsakes - Photographs - Newspaper articles - Something old, new, borrowed or blue We are also looking for people to volunteer to tell their own hatched, matched or dispatched stories to others as part of an oral history.

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  • Thanks to Lucy for visiting us for her work experience this week, for 100 objects she chose this Brannams pieceā€¦ https://t.co/966rB7CnHf 2:14pm, Jul 21, 2017

  • Our new exhibition Hatched, Matched & Dispatched opens Saturday! #Barnstaple #Devon #wedding https://t.co/xjleiMJqTK 9:40am, Jul 20, 2017

Our Collections


	   Junction of Trinity Street and Hardaway Head, Barnstaple
Junction of Trinity Street and Hardaway Head, Barnstaple 
	   Cattle Market, Barnstaple
Cattle Market, Barnstaple

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