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

All The Fun of the Fair

All The Fun of the Fair

23 July 2016 to 24 September 2016
Stories from the last 50 years of Barnstaple's Great Fair and its ancient origins, customs and economic importance.

This exhibition is produced in partnership with the Barnstaple Fair Heritage Trust..

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The Botanical Diary of a Country Lady; Watercolours by Clare Peters of Arlington Court

The Botanical Diary of a Country Lady; Watercolours by Clare Peters of Arlington Court

01 October 2016 to 05 November 2016
Clare (Crissy) Peters joined Miss Rosalie Chichester of Arlington Court as a paid companion from 1912 to her death in 1939.

Her paintings are now part of the collection of the North Devon Athenaeum..

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  • Another free art and crafts session in full swing here at the museum, pop in any time up to 4pm today! https://t.co/3Qonx3LjjL #NDevon 10:48am, Aug 10, 2016

  • WW2 Service Book, recruit weighted in at j114lb (8.1 stone or 52kg). Could this be Captain America? ;) https://t.co/SO3cFhTndP 11:08am, Aug 03, 2016

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	   Allhaland Street, Bideford
Allhaland Street, Bideford 
	   Allhaland Street, Bideford
Allhaland Street, Bideford

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