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

FREE

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.
Julia Manning's print of Tree in a torrent

Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers

  • 23 June — 30 July 2018 *on now

The best in contemporary printmaking. This diverse, inspiring annual show of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers includes works by Anita Klein, Merlyn Chesterman, Neil Bousfield and more. Works will be available to purchase.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.theburton.org

Luna North's print called Sheep Huddle

Westward Ho! and Bideford Arts Society Annual Exhibition

  • 11 August — 16 September 2018

Showcasing a diverse range of talent from this historic society. Browse over 300 pieces of work by painters, printmakers, sculptors, woodcarvers, potters and textile artists. Items will be available for purchase.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
An image of a child looking through a magnifying glass

Get Creative this Summer

  • 2 — 30 August 2018

Every Tuesday and Thursday in August there will be themed drop in sessions for all the family to get their creative juices flowing. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Every day during the summer holidays adventurers' young and old can explore Bideford's fascinating history on this summer quest. Intrepid explorers will scour the museum and park for clues - and there's a reward at the end.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2 per child for make or take sessions.
Suggested donation of £1 per trail.

Website

http://www.burtonartgallery.co.uk/

John Maltby vase

Celebrating Ceramics

  • 13 — 19 August 2018

Inspiring workshops, informative talks and a free ceramics valuation session to celebrate the Christine Halstead ceramics collection coming to The Burton.

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.burtonartgallery.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-activities/

The Burton at Bideford
Kingsley Road
Bideford
Devon
EX39 2QQ
England

Website

www.burtonartgallery.co.uk

E-mail

naomi@theburton.org

Telephone

01237 471455

Fax

01237 471455

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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