The Burton at Bideford
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.
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 11am - 4pm
Archaeology, Decorative and Applied Art, World Cultures, Fine Art, Social History
The BFG in Pictures
- 15 July — 1 October 2017 *on now
Chosen by Sir Quentin Blake himself, the 40 illustrations in this exhibition are the first major collection of artwork from Roald Dahl's classic tale about Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant. The exhibition is a reflection upon the book, and the pictures are all from his archive. The collection includes Blake's first BFG illustrations - unpublished and never seen by the public before - as well as the illustrations that we all know and love. The BFG in Pictures is an exhibition from House of Illustration.
- Any age
Prints by Antony Gormley
- 22 July — 8 September 2017 *on now
One of Britain’s most acclaimed artists and sculptors, Antony Gormley has created a series of prints – etchings and aquatints originally from an Alan Cristea Gallery exhibition – exploring our physical freedom. Gormley challenges the way the human form reacts to its surrounding space, and this exhibition looks at how our identities and imagination are shaped by our built environment. The prints in this exhibition evoke opposing states; enmeshment within a bounded body and the freedom of being released from a confined space.
- Family friendly
The Burton at Bideford