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Get Involved

Get Involved

Get Involved

There are many ways you can help care for North Devon’s heritage. Whether it’s a donation, joining the museum friends or volunteering your time to help provide an amazing service to Barnstaple’s museum visitors.

Volunteer With Us

Join our passionate and friendly volunteer team whose skills, knowledge and enthusiasm support the collections and help enrich museum visitor experience.

Work Experience And University Placements

Placements at the museum offer behind the scenes knowledge and varied skills. Whether your considering a career in heritage or hospitality we can help you in your current study or future career.

Join The Friends

Become a Friend of the museum and help and support our cultural heritage.

MBND Development Trust

The MBND Trust was set up in 2014 with the aim of supporting the museum in its duties of curation and education.

North Devon Stories

North Devon in 100 Objects: 100. The COVID Quilt

Our final object brings our collections right up to date.  The North Devon COVID Quilt has been made by local sewers using scraps from the…

North Devon in 100 Objects: 99. Earth to Earth – Sam Spoons’ Bench

The bench now installed in the museum garden was originally constructed by Martin Ash in his garden at Fremington.  Made of salvaged bricks, the work…

North Devon in 100 Objects: 98. Phyllis White’s Screen

This beautiful silk screen depicts Barnstaple Fair, which still upholds many of its traditions, including the ceremonial opening by the Mayor.

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Your support means a great deal. Donations enable us to care for important objects, run inspiring exhibitions and events and ensure the museum remains free in the future.

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