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James Ravilious took over 80,000 black and white images in North Devon of all aspects of local life: landscape, farming, everyday life in the local towns and villages, and their special occasions. This exhibition displays a selectionof photographs from the Museum’s collection.

James Ravilious took over 80,000 black and white images in North Devon of all aspects of local life: landscape, farming, everyday life in the local towns and villages, and their special occasions. This exhibition displays a selectionof photographs from the Museum’s collection.

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Decorative Arts

The museum holds one of the countries finest collections of North Devon Pottery from the medieval period to present day.

North Devon Art Pottery

The museum holds one of the countries finest collections of North Devon Pottery from the medieval period to present day.

Shapland and Petter

Barnstaple’s largest employer of the 20th century, the S&P collection includes some of the finest Arts and Crafts furniture.

Royal Devon Yeomanry

The museum is home to the military collections of the Royal Devon Yeomanry.

North Devon in the 20th Century

Everyday objects used by the people of North Devon over the last five hundred years.

Fine Art

A rich collection of North Devon artists such as Frederick Richard Lee, Joseph Kennedy, Brian Chugg and Wilfred Avery.

Geology and Minerals

Significant geology and minerals collection from Victorian collectors and the North Devon coastline.

Natural History

Over 10,000 plants and animals, including Victorian herbaria and the remains of the Barnstaple Elephant.

Archaeology

Archaeological material from the Paleolithic period to 18th century, including local excavated and chance finds.

Research Opportunities

With over 80,000 objects the museum actively encourages academic research from people working in the United Kingdom.

Collections Enquiries

We welcome donations and loans with a direct connection to North Devon.

SEARCH EHIVE No - text will be needed this will just be a picture upload with a link

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