The Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

The Museum is closed from the 8th May 2018 for it's redevelopment, reopening in summer 2019. During this time we have a Pop-up Museum on the strand in Barnstaple (opposite Wetherspoons).

Opening on the 9th May the Pop-up will offer Tourist Information, our Museum reception and National Express tickets services (cash only) . The Pop-up Museum is where you can visit to see how our redevelopment is going, view never before seen collections and share your stories about North Devon to help us build the new social history gallery. Information here https://www.facebook.com/PopupBarnstaple/

Visit website

  • 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.

  • Geology, archaeology and pre-history

    Discover the how our ancestors lived in Devon, Through amazing objects like the whale bone fishing spear from Westward Ho! this gallery will let you in on the pre-historic secrets hidden in our landscape.

Admission & prices

Admission FREE

Pop-up Museum Opening Times

Summer Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday: Closed

Find us

Museum, Tourist Information, Tea Room and shop situated in red-brick Victorian building on town-side of the old stone bridge.

3 minute walk from Bus Station, 8 minute walk from Train Station. Public car parking at Belle Meadow, a 3 minutute walk.

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Information

  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

Pop Up Museum facilities - Gift Shop, Museum reception and Tourist Information. We do bookings for National Express Coach Tickets (cash only).

During the redevelopment our tea rooms are unfortunately closed until we reopen next year. Please be aware that the Popup Museum has restricted access and is unsuitable for wheelchair users. If you have any concerns please contact the museum.

Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon
The Square
Barnstaple
EX32 8LN

T: 01271 346747
E: museum@northdevon.gov.uk

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The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon
The Square

Barnstaple, DEVON EX32 8LN