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Visit Us

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon tells the stories of the people and landscapes of North Devon.  Our collections include everything from our most ancient rocks to contemporary artworks.

Admission to the museum is free.

Visitors can also book tickets by following the link or ringing the museum on 01271 346747. Walk-ins are available but strongly advises visitors to pre-book as you may be asked to wait or return at a later time slot.

Getting Here

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

Pre-Visit Covid Guidance

The safety of our staff and visitors is our most important priority. In accordance with government guidelines we have adjusted our visitor experience to ensure a safe and welcoming visit.


We want everyone to feel welcome here at the Museum. Find out how we make our building, collections and events as accessible and inclusive as possible.

Family Visits

Learn about our family facilities, navigating the museum and the fun quizzes and trails for our young visitors.

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Our Story

The North Devon Jewish Pioneer Corps

During the Second World War over 3,000 Jews arrived in North Devon, stationed in Ilfracombe, Bideford and Westward Ho! This is the story of how…

Breaking The Mould – The Suffrage Movement in North Devon

On August 4th, 1913, a car was spotted speeding away from a North Devon mansion. Moments later flames lit up the sky. Newspapers speculated that…

Holy Lands: The Royal Devon Yeomanry in Palestine

On 3rd Dec 1917 the 16th Royal Devon Yeomanry engaged in their biggest and most costly conflict, the battle of El Foka.

Hire the Learning Room

The learning room is situated on the first floor of the Museum with wonderful views of the River Taw. Available for private functions, meetings and events.