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Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon

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Discover some of the many fascinating objects contained within the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon!

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    Geology and Minerals

    Significant geology and minerals collection from Victorian collectors and the North Devon coastline.
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    Social History

    Everyday objects used by the people of North Devon over the last five hundred years.
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    Archaeology

    Archaeological material from the Paleolithic period to 18th century, including local excavated and chance finds.
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    Art

    Explore the rich collection of North Devon artists such as Frederick Richard Lee, Joseph Kennedy and Brian Chugg.
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    Natural History

    Over 10,000 plants and animals, including Victorian herbaria and the remains of the Barnstaple Elephant.
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    Royal Devon Yeomanry

    The museum is home to the military collections of the Royal Devon Yeomanry and holds collections from the Devonshire Regiment.
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    Shapland and Petter

    Barnstaple's largest employer of the 20th century, the collection holds the companies design archives and some of the finest Arts and Crafts furniture of the period.
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    North Devon Pottery

    One of Devon's finest collections of North Devon Pottery from the medieval period to present day.