Burton Art Gallery and Museum

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The Burton Art Gallery and Museum aims to be recognised as one of the leading cultural venues within the South West. Synonymous with the most exemplary forms of its practice and attracting a wide range of audiences of all ages from the local and international communities alike it provides the opportunity to access and engage with artists, collections and exhibitions on all levels.

It does this by;

Bringing into the region and initiating exhibitions of significance that enable visitors to see aspects of British and foreign material not represented within its permanent collections.

Collecting, safeguarding and making accessible artefacts and artworks, with specific relation to local artists, local landscape or heritage and local interests.

Putting education at the core of the organisation enabling all our visitors and users to engage with our collections and exhibitions for inspiration, learning, research and enjoyment.

The Burton Art Gallery and Museum consists of Bideford Museum display area, temporary exhibition spaces, craft gallery, gallery and local gift shop, education space, tourist information and Cafe du Parc.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Tues-Sat 1000-1600
Sun 1400-1600
Tue 1000-1900
Wed-Sat 1000-1800 Sun 1400-1600

Collection details

Archaeology, Decorative and Applied Art, World Cultures, Fine Art, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Jeff Soan Chickens

Jeff Soan: Wooden Creatures

  • 7 May — 30 June 2016 *on now

Jeff is best known for his articulating wooden creatures which he has been creating since 1987. His work reflects equally a love of creatures, great and small, and a love of wood, which produces remarkably sinuous and lifelike movement. Reclaimed wood is used extensively, from pallets and friends’ and neighbours’ prunings, and it is this found wood that often informs and shapes the work. This constantly varying source of timber helps keep the work fresh and alive.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly





Sunset jogger

Rachael Howard: Red work

  • 21 May — 4 July 2016 *on now

Red Work is a colourful and vibrant exhibition by acclaimed textile artist Rachael Howard, which records and celebrates the joys and frustrations of everyday family life. The work is inspired by the 19th century red work story quilts and take the form of wall hangings and a large scale patch work, among other pieces.

Suitable for

  • Any age





Burton Art Gallery and Museum
Kingsley Road
EX39 2QQ




01237 471455


01237 471455

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