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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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Museum Closure and Corona Virus

In response to the Corona Virus epidemic (COVID-19) the museum has taken the decision to close to the general public until further notice. The safety and welfare of our volunteers, local community and staff is paramount.

Chief Executive of North Devon Council statement available here

Government advice is available here

Please check our website and social media regarding events and for further notifications. Any urgent enquires must be emailed to museum@northdevon.gov.uk and we shall get to them as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience during this time and look after yourselves.

The Museum Team.

 

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In response to the Corona Virus epidemic (COVID-19) the museum has taken the decision to close to the general public until further notice. The safety and welfare of our volunteers, local community and staff is paramount. All postponed event attendees will be contacted individually. Please check our website and social media regarding events and for further notifications. If you have an urgent enquiry please email museum@northdevon.go.uk and we will respond as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience during this time and look after yourselves.

#StaySafe #StayHome #ProtectTheNHS

The Museum Team.