The Burton at Bideford    Burton Art Gallery & Museum

The Burton at Bideford Burton Art Gallery and Museum

The Burton celebrated its 70th birthday in 2021. We are a community venue for everyone to love and access freely.

The Burton has three art galleries, a museum, a gift shop, craft gallery and a French bistro café. We are also Bideford’s tourist information centre. We are open all year with multiple exhibitions, artist residencies and workshops by local and national artists and creators throughout the year - both onsite and out-and-about through the Burton Art Box in the summer season. The Burton is a welcoming and peaceful haven where we endeavour to showcase relevant, diverse and innovative work and inspire creativity. We are open Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sunday 11am - 4pm

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  • Collection 1

    A view of Bideford from Upcott Hill, showing the launch of the 'Copiapo' in 1862. One of a number of fine oil paintings in the Art Gallery's permanent Collection.

  • Collection 2

    Bone Model Ship of the Brunswick Class, made by French prisoners during the Napoleonic Wars, 1793 - 1815. Constructed of mutton bone, metal, wood and thread from their clothing.

  • Collection 3

    'Appledore Quay' by Hubert Coop, RBA, 1873 - 1953. This painting is one of the bequest to the town of Bideford by this artist, given "proper housing" by Thomas Burton when he built the Gallery in 1951.

  • Collection 4

    Judith Ackland was brought up in Bideford and attended its Art School. She met Mary Stella Edwards in London and together they produced many watercolour paintings which can be seen throughout Britain.

  • Collection 5

    An example from an exhibition "The River Torridge, Source to Sea" by Sheila Hutchinson, painted during the 1940's for the Festival of Britain Exhibition in Bideford Art School in 1951.

Admission & prices

Opening Times:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sundays': 11am - 4pm

Admission is free.

As a registered charity, we rely on the kindness of others to help us continue to provide excellent exhibitions, events and facilities. Donations enable us to grow our exhibition and learning programmes, build our collections and develop the technology offered at the Burton.

Find us


  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access
  • Cafe on-site
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

The Burton Art Gallery & Museum also incorporates Bideford Tourist Information Centre.

Burton Art Gallery & Museum
Kingsley Road
EX39 2QQ

T: 01237 471455

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The Burton at Bideford Burton Art Gallery and Museum

Burton Art Gallery & Museum
Kingsley Road

Bideford, DEVON EX39 2QQ