The Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

The museum tells the stories of the people and landscapes of North Devon. We are part of North Devon Council, caring for the collections for the benefit of our local community and offering free admission all year round.

The museum includes twelve permanent galleries, an annual temporary exhibitions and events programme, shop and Bromley's tea-room. Our organisation provides support for local schools, groups and other museums in North Devon. The Square Barnstaple North Devon EX32 8LN

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  • North Devon in 20th Century Gallery

    Exploring the stories and objects of people in North Devon during the 20th Century. Display themes include Highdays and Holidays, House and Home, Town and Country and World of Work.

  • North Devon in 20th Century Gallery

    Exploring the stories and objects of people in North Devon during the 20th Century. Display themes include Highdays and Holidays, House and Home, Town and Country and World of Work.

  • North Devon Art Pottery

    The museum is home to the largest public collection of North Devon Art Pottery.

  • Shapland & Petter Furniture

    The Shapland & Petter collection is based on the archive and furniture of Barnstaple's biggest employer of the 20th century.

  • Geology, archaeology and pre-history

    Discover the how our ancestors lived in Devon.

Admission & prices

Admission FREE

Museum Opening Times

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

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

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

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is situated at the end of the historic Long Bridge in Barnstaple. As the only building on the square the museum is well situated for easy access by car, bicycle and public transport.

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon, The Square, Barnstaple, Devon

EX32 8LN

Car

Accessible via the M5, A361, A39 and A377, follow signs for Barnstaple and look for the brown tourist signs towards the town centre and railway station.

Train

Barnstaple train station it is a 10 minute walk to the museum. Arriving at the station follow Station Road with Tesco and Costa Coffee on your right. Once at the roundabout turn right keeping Halfords on your right. Cross at the traffic lights to walk over the bridge. The museum is the prominent building on your right as you approach the end of the bridge.

Coach and Bus

Barnstaple Bus Station is on Silver Street, a 3 minute walk to the museum. Leaving the station on Belle Meadow Road, continue past the traffic lights and cross the road onto the square where the museum is situated. Stagecoach, National Express and Megabus all run services from the bus station.

Parking

The nearest large car parks are Belle Meadow, Seven Brethen and Green Lanes Car Park. Further information can be found at North Devon Council.

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

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

Exhibitions and Projects

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The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon
The Square

Barnstaple, DEVON EX32 8LN