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, Tearoom, Tourist Information and Visitor Reception.
Helpful volunteers 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, Tearoom and Tourist Information
Our Next Event
James Ravilious Celebrations: Photographs of North Devon
When: 27 April 2013 to 22 June 2013
Where: Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon
Black & white images of celebrations and events in rural North Devon from the 1970s and 1980s captured by the renowned photographer James Ravilious.
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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
Get your jugs out
18 April 2013
This year the Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon is celebrating the life and work of H...read more
North Devon Coast AONB join the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon's 2013 Heritage Photographic Competition
15 February 2013
The Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon in partnership with theNorth Devon Coast Areas ...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
Monday - Saturday: 10.00 - 16.00
Summer (from Monday 25th March 2013)
Monday - Saturday: 10.00 - 17.00
Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon
Barnstaple, DEVON EX32 8LN