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

Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War

Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War

01 March 2017 to 25 April 2017
The Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon is hosting a fascinating exhibtion which looks to raise the profile of under-represented aspects of the First World War.

The temporary display, which rungs until 25th April 2017, offers a great chance to view recovered artefacts and learn about some of the lesser-known, but compelling, stories of the Great War.Over 1,000 wartime wrecks are known to lie of the south coat of England.

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Arts for Leisure and Pleasure

Arts for Leisure and Pleasure

27 May 2017 to 08 July 2017
The Museum of Barnstaple are glad to welcome back a local art group 'Art for Leisure & Pleasure', the exhibition will feature local artists depicting North Devon through painting.

The exhibition and Art Sale will run from 27th May - 8th July 2017 The Museum is open 10am -5pm Admission Free..

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Live Feed

  • vintage traction engines tour the town on Tues. 13th September part of our All The Fun of the Fair exhibition! https://t.co/8Y5Nnq5osu 12:09pm, Sep 09, 2016

  • RT @ndevoncouncil: Keen photographer? Enter the @BarumMuseum annual heritage photo comp - entries open now! https://t.co/Haxqxmth6i #NDevon 3:31pm, Sep 08, 2016

Our Collections


	   Bridge Street, Bideford
Bridge Street, Bideford 
	   Blue and green dragon-handles vase with peacock design 1909
Blue and green dragon-handles vase with peacock design 1909

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