Learning with the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

During the museum redevelopment the following school resources will be available.

  • Outreach sessions are available in your setting; let us know what you're interested in and we can bring some of the wonderful things from the museum out to you!
  • We have a loan box service on different curriculum themes such as Romans, Pre-History and WW1/2. These are avaliable for loan by schools, home educators and community groups.
  • As a local schools and college resource we also offer work experience and placement opportunities.

Please call to discuss your requriements 01271 346747 or

Email adam.murray@northdevon.gov.uk

Resources available


Free Teaching Resources

For our free prehistory teaching resources please click HERE

For our free World War I local history resources please click HERE

Please contact adam.murray@northdevon.gov.uk for any particular curriculum needs to see if we can help.

Outreach Visits

Geology, Social History, Natural History and much more. Experienced staff can come to you setting with objects from our collection to inform, entertain and inspire.

We can also deliver specific craft, drama and other activities in your setting (from weaving through to Neolithic cooking).

We charge £80.00 for a half-day session and £150 for a full day in your setting. Additional costs may apply for resources and/or travel time. Please contact us (even if you've got an unusal learning request!) and we'll do our best to help.

(We can also arrange costumed 'living history' visits and even real archaeologists to come and do a dig at your school. Get in touch to find out more.)

Museum Workshops

Fantastic object handling sessions and other workshops to enhance your free visit to the museum, £30.00 per contact teaching hour.

Loans Collections

Available for use in schools or other educational settings:

  • Victorian Washday
  • Pre-History
  • Toys through the Ages
  • Romans
  • World War II

Loans collections are charged at the rate of £5.00 per week.

Adult Learning

We offer Adult Education workshops and courses covering subjects as diverse as Photography in the Museum, Basic Conservation Skills and our popular Mindfulness in the Museum Meditation sessions.

Facilities available

If you would like to visit the Popup Museum with your school or group. Please contact us so we can orgainse an activity as space is limited. Unfortunately we can not offer a space for your group to each lunch within the Popup Museum. 

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