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Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon

Social History

The Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon’s social history collection holds items on domestic, recreational and working life, local trades, industries and education. Spanning over 500 years the collection looks at items that are of great importance to North Devon life.

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    Naval Surgeon’s Coat

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    John Gay's Chair

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    Cnut Coin

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    Water Pipes

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    Aviator Postcard

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    Funeral Bier

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    Calcium Ball

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    Shapland and Petter Hooter

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    Pilton Gloves

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    Evacuee Doll

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    Indian Balm Sign

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    Imperial Typerwriter

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    Ceramic Model

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    Three Tuns Sign

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    Phrenological head

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    Barnstaple Silver Spoon

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    Writing Desk