Find out about: The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon
The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon 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. Highlights of the Museum include the Tarka Gallery, the Story of North Devon and the Regimental Collection of the Royal Devon Yeomanry.
The entrance to the museum includes a Gift Shop, Tea Room, Tourist Information and Visitor Reception.
Helpful volunteers and staff own a wealth of
knowledge about the museum and North Devon area.
Toilet with Baby Changing facility. Ground floor wheelchair accessable with stairlift to 1st floor galleries. Gift Shop, Tea Room and Tourist Information
Exhibitions and Projects
Shared Space: celebrating creativity in North Devon
08 Mar 14 to 19 Apr 14
Not Forgotten: stories from the Great War
26 Apr 14 to 07 Jun 14
Our Next Event
Mindfulness @ The Museum
When: 30 January 2014 to 27 March 2014
Where: The Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon
Mindfulness is a simple non-religious meditation technique that is accessible to everyone.
Benefits of mindfulness that people report include:
- Increased self-awareness, self-trust, and self-acceptance.
- Enhanced appreciation of life.
- More accepting attitude toward life and its challenges.
- Better able to adapt to change.
- Decrease in a variety of stress-related physical symptoms including chronic pain.
- Significant decreases in anxiety and depression.
- Improved concentration and creativity.
- Improved immune system functioning.
Sessions at being held for 8 weeks at The Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon, The Square, Barnstaple, EX32 8LN.
In the relaxed and informal environment of the museum qualified practitioners will introduce the simple practice of sitting mindfully. Each meeting will include 2 periods of 20 minutes sitting meditation.
Drop-in sessions will run from 7pm until 8.30 pm on Thursdays from January 30th 2014. Cost is subsidised by Devon Adult and Community Learning and is just £2.00 per person
For more details please contact
email@example.com or call 01271 346747. Please arrive before 7pm for each session.
Please note doors will be closed shortly after 7pm. Please bring ID with you to your first session so we can fill in forms to access Council funding to support this course – thank you.
The Museum holds the collections of the North Devon Athenaeum and the old Barnstaple Town Museum, and uses them in exciting and innovative ways to tell the fascinating story of this beautiful part of Devon.
As well as social history, the museum holds archaeology, natural history, and decorative arts collections covering the whole of North Devon.
The Tarka Gallery
Follow the otter's trail from river to sea, find out how you can help to encourage wild creatures into your garden, discover the local Culm Grassland areas or just take a look at animals, birds and insects close-up.
The Undersea World
The Undersea World includes turtles, fish and marine mammals from North Devon's coast and looks at the marine environment of this wonderful region. Beneath the ocean we reveal the underwater life of the turtles, dolphins, gulls, porpoises and ganets.
North Devon Art Pottery
The museum is home to the largest public collection of North Devon Art Pottery. Building on the established tradition of sgraffito decoration, the three potters Brannam, Lauder and Baron produced some very distinctive work.
Shapland & Petter Furniture
The Shapland & Petter collection is based on the archive and furniture donated by the company and is gradually being built up. We are always interested to hear from anyone who has items of furniture we could record for the archive.
Our Latest news
Results for the Adult classes of the North Devon Heritage Photographic Competition 2013
10 December 2013
The Museum received many entries for its annual North Devon Heritage Photographic Competit...read more
Under 16s winners of the North Devon Heritage Photographic Competition 2013
10 December 2013
Well done to all the Under 16s who entered the Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon's He...read more
- Mr David Morrish
- Colin Allbrook and Alan Dodd
- The Olympic Torch in Barnstaple
- Ingrid Allen talks about The Queens Theatre
- Amba and Alec Oakley Remembering the Queens Hall/Queens Theatre
Admission & Prices
Winter (from Monday 4th November 2013 until Saturday 22nd March 2014)
Monday - Saturday: 10.00 - 16.00
Tea Room - 10am - 3.30pm
Summer (from Monday 24th March until Saturday 1st November 2014)
Monday - Saturday: 10.00 - 17.00
Tea Room - 10am - 4pm
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Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon
Barnstaple, DEVON EX32 8LN