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The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon tells the stories of the people and landscapes of North Devon.  Our collections include everything from our most ancient rocks to contemporary artworks.


Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday

10:00am - 4:00pm 


Admission to the museum is free.

Getting Here

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


We want everyone to feel welcome here at the Museum. Find out how we make our building, collections and events as accessible and inclusive as possible.

Family Visits

Learn about our family workshops, navigating the museum with a buggy and the fun quizzes and trails for our young visitors.

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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: 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: 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.


Hire the Learning Room

The learning room is situated on the first floor of the Museum with wonderful views of the River Taw. Available for private functions, meetings and events.