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Getting Here

Getting Here

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

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon, The Square, Barnstaple, Devon

EX32 8LN


Accessible via the M5, A361, A39 and A377, follow signs for Barnstaple and look for the brown tourist signs towards the town centre and railway station.


Barnstaple train station it is a 10 minute walk to the museum. Arriving at the station follow Station Road with Tesco and Costa Coffee on your right. Once at the roundabout turn right keeping Halfords on your right. Cross at the traffic lights to walk over the bridge. The museum is the prominent building on your right as you approach the end of the bridge.

Coach and Bus

Barnstaple Bus Station is on Silver Street, a 3 minute walk to the museum. Leaving the station on Belle Meadow Road, continue past the traffic lights and cross the road onto the square where the museum is situated. Stagecoach, National Express and Megabus all run services from the bus station. For details of local times and routes visit Stagecoach Buses.


For cyclists there are bicycle racks outside on the square. Centrally placed the museum is close to the famous Tarka Trail, 21 miles of car free routes spanning North Devon. Cycle hire and repair is available from Bikeshed opposite the museum.


The nearest large car parks are Belle Meadow, Seven Brethen and Green Lanes Car Park. Further information can be found at North Devon Council.

Orange and Blue Badge Holders may use two disabled parking bays situated outside the museum, permits for these spaces are available from the museum reception. NCP and North Devon Council car parks provide a range of disabled bays around the town centre.

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