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Schools and Groups

Guided Tours

The Museum regularly hosts large groups interested in the social history of Barnstaple, North Devon Pottery, Shapland and Petter, Devon Archaeology, the North Devon Yeomanry and Barnstaple benefactor Mr. William Fredrick Rock. Guided tours by one of our expert staff members are available at £30 an hour (maximum group 30).

For school visits click on the website’s Learn section.


After Hours at the Museum

Book an exciting and informative visit exploring the museum in a safe environment, free of the general public. Your group will be guided around the museum before visiting our behind the scenes stores to view the museum’s wonderful hidden objects.

This offer is open to all youth groups as well as Scouting and Guiding groups looking for help attaining their Culture, Local Knowledge or Collecting badge.

The offer costs £2 a child and accompanying adults are free, your group must not exceed 30 children for health and safety reasons. For further enquiries or to make a booking please contact our team.

Outreach Talks

Alternatively our experienced staff are able to visit your group to present talks and objects on museum collections and themes. Outreach talks within North Devon are charged at £40 a visit. Choose from the following topics or contact the museum with your own request,

  • North Devon Archaeology
  • The North Devon Yeomanry
  • Shapland and Petter
  • North Devon Pottery
  • Architect RD Gould
  • Barnstaple benefactor Mr William Frederick Rock
  • Political cartoonist Francis Carruthers Gould
  • Objects From The Attic –  this hugely popular talk includes objects selected by museum manager Alison Mills to tell the story of North Devon.


Lunch at Bromleys Tearooms

If you would like to take advantage of our traditional tearoom, Bromleys, during your group’s visit contact the museum to enquire about special deals and group discounts for lunch and traditional Devonshire cream teas.

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