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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.

James Ravilious: An Eye for Life

James Ravilious took over 80,000 black and white images in North Devon of all aspects of local life. This free exhibition runs from 1st February – 30th May 2020

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Documentary Photography Open: Next Year's Theme!

Are you a budding amateur, seasoned professional or a passionate local photography group? The theme for the annual Documentary Photography Open exhibition has been announced for 2021. Click on the link below for next years application, theme and prize!

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Photograph Credit James Ravilious/Beaford Arts

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