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Exhibitions

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.

Temporary Exhibitions

HOME: Documentary Photography Open 2021

The annual Documentary Photography Open provides a platform for amateur to established photographers, celebrating contemporary photography throughout North Devon.

Weird, Wild and Wonderful – The Myths, Relics and Folklore of North Devon

Inspired by the weird, wild and wonderful tales of the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon this exhibition brings together eleven celebrated artists.

Permanent Displays

North Devon Art Pottery

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

North Devon in the 20th Century

Shapland and Petter

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

Military Rooms

Railway Room

The Railway Room holds the award winning ‘Somweir Junction’ inspired by the original Barnstaple Junction station.

North Devon Biosphere

Coast Explorers

Victorian Lives

Merchants and Manufacturers

Pre-History Rocks

North Devon Silver Display

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

Athenaeum Library

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

Events

Google Arts & Culture

Explore our highlighted collections, object focus stories and view current online exhibitions.

Keith Abraham Community Gallery

The community gallery provides groups and organisations the space to showcase a project, celebrate local heritage or commemorate an anniversary.

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