The Burton at Bideford

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The Burton at Bideford 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 at Bideford 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

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 11am - 4pm

Admission charges


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.
Mary Stella Edwards

Coast Exhibition

  • 14 January — 6 March 2017 *on now

Taking the theme of 'coast', and using the North Devon peninsular lifestyle as its starting point, this exhibition celebrates how artists have been inspired by the sea, cliffs, beaches, ships and nautical tales.
It is about how historical events, such as lifeboat rescues, have helped artists create thought-provoking work and capture the majesty and ruggedness of our coastline. We have never-seen-before paintings and ceramic works on display, from the Burton's permanent collection, including coastal paintings by Bucks Mills artists, Judith Ackland and Mary Stella Edwards.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



Annual Schools Exhibition

The Annual Schools Exhibition

  • 4 February — 13 March 2017 *on now

A yearly highlight, the Annual Schools Exhibition is bursting with colour and creative flair. It showcases the talents of local young artists aged 5 - 18 and demonstrates how inspirational teachers are in North Devon.

NADFAS (National Association of Decorative Fine Art Societies) support young, local talent and are sponsoring three cash prizes awarded to schools exhibiting the most creative, original artwork.

Suitable for

  • Any age



The Burton at Bideford
Kingsley Road
EX39 2QQ




01237 471455


01237 471455

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