The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon opened in 1989, but our collections have a long history dating back to 1845. This exhibition celebrates the star objects, hidden gems and quirky objects of the museum. North Devon in 100 Objects follows unashamedly in the footsteps of Neil McGregor, who drew on the collections of the British Museum to create the book and radio series A History of the World in 100 Objects. We however have a more modest ambition: to use some of the finest and the oddest items in our collections to tell some of the greatest stories of our museum, our people and our beautiful region.
Visit our Curator Blog to read the stories behind the chosen objects.