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

North Devon Heritage Photographic Competition 2016

North Devon Heritage Photographic Competition 2016

12 November 2016 to 07 January 2017
An exhibition of this years annual North Devon Heritage Photographic Competition winners and entrants.

Applicants were invited to interprete the following categories; Towns &Villages The Coast & the Sea Characters Landscape Wildlife Anything Goes! 'Historic Environment ' is the theme for The North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty category Winners will be announced on Saturday 12th November.Judges John Andow Dave Edgcombe AONB Project Officer Steve Pitcher AONB Chairman, member of North Devon Archaeological Society Image : Murmuration by George Brown, 2015 AONB Winner.

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Call for Artists   15th North Devon Art Show

Call for Artists 15th North Devon Art Show

14 January 2017 to 18 February 2017
Calling all artists !! A chance to exhibit in 15th North Devon Open Art Show Closing date for entries: 1st December 2016 We welcome entries in all types of media! Contributors should be resident in, or the work should be created or inspired by northern Devon, including Exmoor National Park and Lundy Island.

Work will be considered in any format, including paint, drawing, mixed media, glass, sculpture, textiles, digital art, sound, installation, Internet/networks, film, new media, ceramics and crafts.Individual photographs that are eligible for the Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon’s annual Heritage Photographic Competition will not be considered.

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  • 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

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Allhaland Street, Bideford 
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