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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!

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is open!

The Long Bridge Wing is now open, our new extension provides high quality temporary exhibition spaces, new shop and better access including a lift. We have also brought more collections out of storage and gathered local stories for our new social history gallery. The original building now benefits from a Shapland and Petter gallery, redesigned welcome hall and new Bromleys Tearoom. Check our 'What's On' section for our programme of talks, workshops and family events!

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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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discover something new today

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is now open! Come see our brand new displays, shop and temporary exhibition spaces plus check out our new programme of events.