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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

Tuesday to Saturday

10:30am - 4:30pm 


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.

Pre-Visit Covid Guidance

The safety of our staff and visitors is our most important priority. In accordance with government guidelines we have adjusted our visitor experience to ensure a safe and welcoming visit.


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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Receive news about exhibitions, events and family workshops.


A Blossoming Friendship: The Clara Peters Collection

The story of Clara Peters' watercolor collection and her life at Arlington Court.

A Showman’s Commission: The Lost Edgar Wallace Furniture

The intriguing Shapland and Petter furniture order from King Kong creator Edgar Wallace.

The Seekers: The South West Coast Path during Wartime.

The 1940's photo album documenting a couple's walking holiday along the South West Coast Path during wartime.


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.