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Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon

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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.

Imitation of Nature: F.R. Lee of Barnstaple

The first show in the temporary exhibition gallery features landscape painter Frederick Richard Lee, the only Royal Academist from Barnstaple. 'Imitation of Nature' runs until 18th January and includes loans from the Royal Academy, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Tate. Click on our 'What's On' tab to see full details!

Presenting the new Documentary Photography Open!

Are you a budding amateur, seasoned professional or a passionate local photography group? The museum is launching our brand new Documentary Photography Open exhibition. Click on the link below to see this years theme, submission date and prize!

Download application here

Photograph Credit James Ravilious/Beaford Arts

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Have you visited the new extension? Tried our new tearoom Bromleys? Enjoyed the new F.R. Lee exhibition?

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The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is taking a break! We will be closing from Saturday 18th January - Saturday 1st February to finish the last of the museum extension. The old museum building will remain closed until 15th February while we finish displays and Bromleys tearoom. Please contact us with any enquiries.