The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is the perfect way to find out more about North Devon. The collections and displays cover the natural and human history of this beautiful part of the country. Highlights of the Museum include the Tarka Gallery, the Story of North Devon and the Regimental Collection of the Royal Devon Yeomanry.
The Museum opened in 1989 as a sub-regional, multi-disciplinary museum and the centre of North Devon District Council's Museum Service. The museum occupies the old North Devon Athenaeum building on Barnstaple Square, and houses the museum parts of the NDA collections (established 1888), the old Barnstaple Town Museum and more recently collected objects. In total there are around 75,000 items in the collection.
The entrance to the museum includes a small shop and reception. There is also the Museum Tea Room just off reception.
Helpful volunteers own a wealth of knowledge about the museum and area.
The Museum is open 10am - 4pm winter; 10am - 5pm summer, Monday - Saturday.
Open on Bank Holidays but closed Christmas Eve - New Years day inclusive.
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