Devon geology

Find out more about Devon's geology at these museums. Select a museum to find out more, including their opening times (which may be seasonal), how to find them and what else is in their collections.

  • Ashburton History Museum

    Ashburton History Museum


    Our aim is to tell the story of the beautiful stannary town of Ashburton and its surroundings through a lively collection of artefacts, pictures and displays.

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  • Ball Clay Heritage Society

    Ball Clay Heritage Society

    Newton Abbot

    The Society was formed in February 2000 to further understanding of the geology, occurrence and properties of the ball clays of Devon and Dorset and to preserve the history and heritage of clay production, transport and use, To that end, the Society is assembling an irreplaceable collection of artefacts, store of archive materials and a range of photographs, films and videos.

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  • The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

    The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon


    The museum tells the stories of the people and landscapes of North Devon.

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  • Fairlynch Museum Budleigh Salterton

    Fairlynch Museum Budleigh Salterton

    Budleigh Salterton

    Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre is one of the very few thatched museums in the UK.

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  • Lyn and Exmoor Museum

    Lyn and Exmoor Museum


    A charming small museum with collections of agricultural and domestic tools from Lynton and Exmoor.

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  • Newton Abbot Town and GWR Museum

    Newton Abbot Town and GWR Museum

    Newton Abbot

    The museum now lives inside Newton's Place, a beautifully restored and adapted nineteenth century church.

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  • South Molton and District Museum

    South Molton and District Museum

    South Molton

    Discover the true spirit of the characters from South Molton's past, through the exhibits and interactive displays.

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  • William Pengelly Cave Studies Trust

    William Pengelly Cave Studies Trust


    A small collection of artifacts and bones recovered from the caves at Buckfastleigh Devon and interpretation of the geology and speleology of that area.

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  • Torquay Museum

    Torquay Museum


    Ranked among the finest in South West England and Designated as an outstanding collection in 2016, Torquay Museum is a journey of discovery for all ages.

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  • Axminster Heritage Centre

    Axminster Heritage Centre


    OPEN FROM AUGUST 1st Temporary CV19 measures have been introduced so guests can visit us safe in the knowledge we are diligently following the Government and museum sector recommendations.

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