Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum
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Fully refurbished after a multimillion pound redevelopment, the new displays showcase the collections and collectors that have helped RAMM to become one of Britain’s finest regional museums.

They tell the story of Exeter and Devon from the prehistoric to the present but, more than a local museum, its internationally important world cultures and natural history collections also tell a story of global exploration and collecting in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Original architectural features have been revealed allowing visitors to experience the splendour of the original Victorian spaces. The extension includes a suite of modern, flexible exhibition galleries allowing RAMM to bring to the South West prestigious loans and exhibitions from national partners. Modern services improve the care of visitors and the collections alike.

A new garden entrance links the Victorian museum to its historic surroundings and the neighbouring gardens. The area is one of only five sites classified by English Heritage as an Area of Archaeological Importance.

You can also visit St Nicholas Priory - A Tudor Home, at the Mint, off Fore St Exeter. In part of what was once a medieval priory this splendid building was later lived in by the wealthy Hurst family. It is now presented as their Elizabethan town house with replica furniture, sumptuous fabrics and rich colours. Come and feel at home in this historic family home. Open on Saturdays and on weekdays during school holidays 10.00 - 17.00. Admission £4.20 for adults (Concessions £2.10), children £1.60 (0-5yrs free). All children aged under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. www.exeter.gov.uk/priory

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This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

10am to 5pm every day except Mondays and bank holidays.

Admission charges

RAMM entry is free.

St Nicholas Priory - Saturdays, and Mon-Sat during school holidays from Easter to October. Closed on bank holidays. £4.20 adults (£2.10 concessions), children £1.60 (0-5yrs free)
Please see www.exeter.gov.uk/priory for charges for school visits and guided tours to the Priory.

The world cultures collections at this museum are Designated Collections of national importance.

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum collections contain important items from cultures in every continent outside Europe.

Items from this collection

Collection details

World Cultures, Natural Sciences, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Coins and Medals, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Ebb and Flow: Chris Watson

Ebb and Flow: Chris Watson

  • 28 March — 31 December 2015 *on now

Seasonal sounds through the Devon Year. Chris Watson, one of the world’s leading wildlife recorders, is bringing sounds from rural Devon into the heart of RAMM. Four seasonal recordings from a variety of locations will be used to create a changing soundscape evocative of Devon’s diverse ecosystems.

Chris Watson is a BAFTA award-winning audio recordist who has worked with the BBC on many of their best-known natural history productions including Tweet of the Day, Frozen Planet and The Life of Birds.

Ebb and Flow has been made possible through New Expressions 3, a national programme fostering collaboration between contemporary artists and museums and is supported by the National Lottery through Grants for the Arts.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/ebb-and-flow-chris-watson

Exeter's Fine Art Collection

  • 16 April — 11 October 2015 *on now

An exhibition of paintings by Francis Hayman, an important Devon born artist of the 18th century, alongside topographical prints and drawings of 18th- and 19th-century Exeter. RAMM's portrait of the artist Francis Hayman by Joshua Reynolds will be on public display for the first time. This important work was purchased after a fundraising auction organised by the Friends of the Museum and a successful application to the V&A Purchase Grant Fund. The display will also include self-portraits and portraits by Hayman himself. A Devon-born artist, Hayman was a founder of the Royal Academy and a friend to both Reynolds and William Hogarth. He also influenced the young Thomas Gainsborough. His portrait by Joshua Reynolds, the most influential Devon-born artist of all time, makes an ideal addition to the RAMM collection since the artist and sitter shared a common bond as fellow Devonians. At this point in time Hayman's career was in decline as his rococo style fell out of fashion. By contrast, Reynolds emerged as the predominant British portrait painter of the 18th century. The RAMM collection of topographical prints, drawings and watercolours is a rich source of information on the appearance of Exeter during the 18th and 19th centuries. However a group of watercolours in this display will also show the city as it was in the early 20th century, shortly before the devastation of the Second World War. From time to time the galleries will be closed for special events
please check before travelling. Visit website,

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Portrait of the ArtistFrancis Hayman by Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792),oil on canvas, about 1760-70

Exeter’s Fine Art Collection

  • 16 April — 11 October 2015 *on now

An exhibition of paintings by Francis Hayman, an important Devon born artist of the 18th century, alongside topographical prints and drawings of 18th- and 19th-century Exeter.

RAMM’s portrait of the artist Francis Hayman by Joshua Reynolds will be on public display for the first time. This important work was purchased after a fundraising auction organised by the Friends of the Museum and a successful application to the V&A Purchase Grant Fund. The display will also include self-portraits and portraits by Hayman himself.

A Devon-born artist, Hayman was a founder of the Royal Academy and a friend to both Reynolds and William Hogarth. He also influenced the young Thomas Gainsborough. His portrait by Joshua Reynolds, the most influential Devon-born artist of all time, makes an ideal addition to the RAMM collection since the artist and sitter shared a common bond as fellow Devonians. At this point in time Hayman’s career was in decline as his rococo style fell out of fashion. By contrast, Reynolds emerged as the predominant British portrait painter of the 18th century.

The RAMM collection of topographical prints, drawings and watercolours is a rich source of information on the appearance of Exeter during the 18th and 19th centuries. However a group of watercolours in this display will also show the city as it was in the early 20th century, shortly before the devastation of the Second World War.

From time to time the galleries will be closed for special events; please check before travelling.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/exeters-fine-art-collection-2015

Barkcloth representing the Tongan coat of arms

The Ways of the Ancestors: The Art of Tonga

  • 11 July 2015 — 28 January 2016 *on now

This exhibition celebrates Exeter’s historical links with Tonga.

The Art of Tonga features objects from the museum’s collection that were acquired during a remarkable period of change in Tonga’s history.

The display includes barkcloth, clubs, tools and souvenirs made from the natural resources that were available to Pacific Islanders some two hundred years ago.

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/the-ways-of-the-ancestors-the-art-of-tonga

SWAc Academicians’ Exhibition - painting by Vin Jelly

SWAc Academicians’ Exhibition

  • 18 August — 9 September 2015 *on now

The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts’ primary aim is to promote the visual arts and culture of the region. This exhibition includes work from more than 50 artists. There is a wide range of 21st-century styles and genres using traditional and experimental media. The applied arts of photography and print are represented alongside paintings in oils, acrylics and other contemporary media.

All exhibited work is available for purchase.

Associated event: Wednesday 26 August, SWAc Academicians’ Exhibition Gallery Conversation, 1 to 2pm, £8 (£6)

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/swac-academicians-exhibition

Contours in Colour: Alan Cotton

Contours in Colour: Alan Cotton

  • 17 September — 1 November 2015

Alan Cotton is one of Britain’s most distinguished landscape painters, whose work is held in public and private collections worldwide. His distinctive paintings are laid onto canvas with painting knives using rich impasto pigments. This retrospective exhibition of his paintings spans over 40 years.

The exhibition comes to RAMM following its opening at the new Centre for the Arts at the University of Bath.

Associated event: Wednesday 30 September, 6.30 to 7.30pm, Alan Cotton and Jenny Pery in Conversation, £8 (£6)

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/contours-in-colour-alan-cotton

Photographic Record of Rugby World Cup 2015, Exeter

TOUCH-LINE: A photographic Record of Rugby World Cup 2015, Exeter

  • 19 September — 4 November 2015

Award-winning photographer Michelle Sank’s images show the preparation, delivery and enjoyment of Rugby World Cup 2015 games at Sandy Park stadium.

Urban and rural landscapes complement portraiture to give a comprehensive visual record of the preparation for the World Cup in Exeter. The photographs of players, organisers, signage, spectators and fans reflect the importance of Rugby in Exeter’s communities.

Touch-Line is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts and Exeter City Council.

From time to time the galleries will be closed for special events; please check before travelling.

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/touch-line

Artist Reflections

Artist Reflections: Sonia Boyce and Serena Korda

  • 1 October 2015 — 7 February 2016

The latest brings together two of the UK’s leading figures in contemporary art - Sonia Boyce and Serena Korda - who collaborated on a sculptural piece installed within the permanent displays this summer. The figure called Oscar is installed with the George V tiger display
Sonia Boyce has exhibited extensively in Berlin, Moscow, Venice and other European cities. A former director of the African & Asian Visual Artists Archive, Sonia was awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts and the Arts & Humanities Research Council. She is a professor at Middlesex University and the University of the Arts, London. In 2007 the Queen awarded Sonia an MBE for services to art.
Serena Korda has exhibited at Modern Art Oxford, Camden Arts Centre and the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles. Through large-scale ensemble performances, film and sculpture, she examines the secret life of objects and our latent desire to find pleasure in fear.
The list of artists was drawn up by RAMM’s Contemporary Arts Panel in consultation with Arts Council England and the Arts Council Collection at Southbank Centre. Artists Reflections is funded from by Arts Council England’s Major Partner Museum programme.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/artist-reflections-sonia-boyce-and-serena-korda

Double Elephant Print Workshop - Redefining Print

Double Elephant Print Workshop - Redefining Print

  • 6 October 2015 — 10 January 2016

In 2014 five contemporary artists were commissioned to make new work in response to printmaking. These five were new to print and they brought with them experience in making art in the fields of performance, film, digital media and sculpture. They were selected because their practices were far removed from the traditions of printmaking. They spent time in the Double Elephant workshop and as a result made new work which will be shown at Exeter Phoenix and will form the backdrop to discussions during the symposium on Thursday 19 November.
In addition, these five artists, joined by ten member printmakers from Double Elephant, have made two limited edition portfolios of original printmaking which will be on display.
The portfolio prints illustrate the wide range of processes available to printmakers today including traditional techniques such as linocut, alongside photo etching and other photographic processes. They also show a breadth of approaches to the medium, from landscape and nature study to images influenced by performance and electron microscopy.
One aim of the project has been to see how artists unfamiliar with printmaking are able to use the technique to express their ideas and to encourage them to see print as one of the many means of making contemporary art. Another aim is to encourage fine art print collecting; the limited edition has become an affordable and very desirable way of collecting contemporary art and we anticipate that these portfolios will be much sought after across the UK.
The five commissioned artists are: Katy Connor, Bryony Gillard, Mark Leahy, Volkhardt Müller and Clare Thornton.
The ten Double Elephant members artists are: Lynn Bailey, Virginia Bridge, Catherine Cartwright, Chow Cheung, Jess Davies, Clare Harper, Richard Hodgson, Cathy King, Alison Savic and Martin Staniforth.
Exeter’s Double Elephant Print Workshop is a community studio for artist printmakers, offering courses and facilities in fine art printmaking and outreach to schools, hospitals and beyond.
The work in this exhibition will be for sale. There will be a limited edition boxed collection which will include ten prints made by selected members of the workshop together with prints made by our commissioned artists. There will also be individual prints available for sale in the Garden Reception.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/double-elephant-print-workshop-redefining-print

Potted History

Potted History

  • 6 October — 27 December 2015

Another in our series showing the passions of local collectors. This time we will have the opportunity to see part of one woman’s collection of Hornsea pottery pieces. Hornsea pottery was based in Yorkshire and produced ceramics for 50 years before finally closing down.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/potted-history

Home Front Fashions

The First World War: From RAMM's Collection - Home Front Fashions

  • 20 October 2015 — 8 May 2016

The First World War was a time of momentous change for individual people, families and society, when thrift and economy in dress became increasingly important on the home front. Woollen serge and silk taffeta in dark or neutral colours were frequently worn as the availability of fabrics and dyestuffs was restricted. Practical, hard-wearing suits or ‘costumes’, and washable shirt-waister blouses became a kind of everyday uniform for women in Britain during the war.
This courtyard display is part of RAMM’s four-year programme of exhibitions, displays, events and activities that focuses on the First World War’s impact on the people and landscape of the Southwest. Developed with regional and national partners, it examines the wider social and cultural changes that have had a lasting effect on our everyday lives.
Part of First World War Centenary, the national partnership of commemorative events: www.1914.org.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/the-first-world-war-from-ramms-collection-home-front-fashions

RAMM's Fine Art Collection

RAMM's Fine Art Collection

  • 24 October 2015 — 8 May 2016

The RAMM collection of topographical prints, drawings and watercolours is a rich source of information about Exeter and its inhabitants. Featured in the display are some distinctive city landmarks, such as Mol’s Coffee House and the Higher Market. The fine art collection also includes outstanding British landscapes. Some of the finest will be displayed this autumn providing dramatic views of Wales, the Lake District and Yorkshire.
The spotlight is also on the artist Cecil Collins (1908–89): an English visionary who drew inspiration from the prophecies of William Blake and Far Eastern philosophy. Collins was born in Plymouth and studied at the Royal College of Art. Between 1939 and 1943 he taught at Dartington Hall. The group of works on display were acquired by RAMM in 2001 through the National Art Collections Fund.
From time to time the galleries will be closed for special events; please check before travelling.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/ramms-fine-art-collection

Exeter's Wyvern weather vane

Whatever the Weather

  • 21 November 2015 — 10 April 2016

RAMM’s major winter exhibition explores a theme which affects all our lives: the weather. Or more accurately, how weather seems to be constantly changeable, occasionally extreme and always unpredictable. Through a lively mix of historical paintings and prints, artefacts, archives and the work of contemporary artists, the exhibition exposes humanity’s relationship to the elements. It draws on the collections of the Met Office, National Trust and Royal Meteorological Society and RAMM’s own collections.
The show includes rain gods from the Americas, paintings by William Blake and Samuel Palmer, stormy seascapes and ships in distress, private weather diaries, weathervanes, barometers, thermometers and all manner of recording instruments. See Admiral Fitzroy’s first ever weather forecast issued by the Met Office in 1861 and Beaufort’s original table of wind strength (the Beaufort Scale) dating to 1810.
In response to the historical material, RAMM has commissioned as a centrepiece for the exhibition, new work by one of the UK’s leading artists working with digital media. Susan Collins, currently Slade Professor and Director of the Slade School of Fine Art, will create works based on the Devon coast. Artist Joanna Brown will be exhibiting her latest works exploring floods and their aftermath. The exhibition will also include Simon Faithfull's video piece created with the help of a weather balloon and new artwork by Julian Grater.
In developing the exhibition and events programme, RAMM has worked closely with the Met Office and the National Trust. In 2015, the Trust marks the 50th anniversary of its Neptune Campaign to protect Britain’s coasts.
#devonweather
Take part in the exhibition by sharing your Instagram photos of Devon’s varied weather. Either upload your photos to Instagram and include #devonweather in the caption or directly to us through Tumblr.
The photos will be shared online and available to browse on an iPad in the exhibition.
Start adding photos now and by the time the exhibition closes we’ll have an artistic record covering four seasons of #devonweather. There is no limit to the number of images you can submit.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/whatever-the-weather

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.

Ebb and Flow: Seasonal sounds through the Devon Year

  • 28 March — 31 December 2015 *on now

Chris Watson, one of the world's leading wildlife recorders,is bringing sounds from rural Devon into the heart of RAMM. Four seasonalrecordings from a variety of locations will be used to create a changingsoundscape evocative of Devon's diverse ecosystems. Chris Watson is a BAFTA award-winning audio recordist whohas worked with the BBC on many of their best-known natural history productionsincluding Tweet of the Day, Frozen Planet and The Life of Birds. Ebb and Flow has been made possible through New Expressions3, a national programme fostering collaboration between contemporary artistsand museums and is supported by the National Lottery through Grants for theArts. Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Closed Mondays and bank holidays. Visit website,

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/ebb-and-flow-seasonal-sounds-through-the-devon-year

World Cultures Tour

World Cultures Tour

  • 17 October 2015 11am-12pm

Join our 60-minute tour of our internationally important World Cultures collection which includes objects from the Pacific, Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Near East.

All tours of RAMM’s galleries are available for private group bookings on mutually agreed dates. One-hour volunteer presentations are available for groups and society: RAMM or St Nicholas Priory (minimum donation of £40 to the RAMM Development Trust) or the 22,000-coin Seaton Down hoard and Roman Devon (Minimum donation £40 to the Seaton Down hoard fund). Contact ramm.extra@exeter.gov.uk or 01392 265984.

Admission

£5. Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/world-cultures-tour-wednesday-1-july

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt: Activities

  • 26 September 2015 11am-3pm
  • 31 October 2015 11am-3pm
  • 28 November 2015 11am-3pm

Help with a re-enactment of the mummification of Shep en-Mut. Have a go at the addictive Ancient Egyptian game of Senet. Join the Scribe School and learn how to write hieroglyphs.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£2.50, drop in

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/life-and-death-in-ancient-egypt-activities-saturday-1-august

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt: Tour

  • 31 October 2015 11:30am-3pm

Join one of our 30-minute time ticketed tours of our Egyptian Collection. Learn about the background to the collection and visit the Tomb of Shep en-Mut. Tours leave every 30 minutes from the ground floor geology corridor. Each tour is limited to 8 people, first come first served.

Admission

£2.50, drop in

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/life-and-death-in-ancient-egypt-tours-1-august

Museum Full Site Tour

Museum Full Site Tour

  • 7 October 2015 2-3pm
  • 21 November 2015 11am-12pm

Join a 60-minute tour of the archaeology, natural history and world cultures displays.
Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Admission

£5

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/museum-full-site-tour-wednesday-12-august

RAMM: Home to a million thoughts

Take note: Exeter Pound

  • 18 August — 20 September 2015 *on now

The Exeter Pound will launch on 1 September. It is a new local currency scheme for Exeter and an initiative of Exeter City Council with partners in the community, faith and business sectors. The Exeter Pound will support local independent business so as much money as possible ‘sticks to Exeter’, to build the community of local businesses and their customers and add to the brand of Exeter.

Associated event: Tuesday 1 September, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30 to 3.30pm, Making Money in Exeter, free drop-in.

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/take-note-exeter-pound

Little Explorer Classes

Little Explorer Classes

  • 27 October 2015 10:30-11:30am

A chance for under-fives to take a journey of discovery and make their own creations inspired by the museum’s collections. Parents, grandparents and carers can enjoy quality time with their little ones in a friendly, social environment.
Book in advance through The Creation Station https://v1.bookwhen.com/thecreationstationexeter, T 0844 8244534 M 07925 653942

Admission

under 5s £6, siblings £3

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/little-explorer-classes-tuesday-18-august

Local History Tour

Local History Tour

  • 4 November 2015 2-3pm

Join our 60-minute tour of the Making History galleries: Exeter and Devon from prehistory to the present.
Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Admission

£5. All tours of RAMM’s galleries are available for private group bookings on mutually agreed dates. One-hour volunteer presentations are available for groups and society: RAMM or St Nicholas Priory (minimum donation of £40 to the RAMM Development Trust) or the 22,000-coin Seaton Down hoard and Roman Devon (Minimum donation £40 to the Seaton Down hoard fund). Contact ramm.extra@exeter.gov.uk or 01392 265984.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/local-history-tour-22-august

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt: Tours

  • 26 September 2015 11:30am-3pm
  • 31 October 2015 11:30am-3pm
  • 28 November 2015 11:30am-3pm

Join one of our 30-minute time ticketed tours of our Egyptian Collection. Learn about the background to the collection and visit the Tomb of Shep en-Mut. Tours leave every 30 minutes from the ground floor geology corridor. Each tour is limited to 8 people, first come first served.

Admission

£2.50, drop in

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/life-and-death-in-ancient-egypt-tours-29-august

Making Money in Exeter

Making Money in Exeter

  • 1 September 2015 10:30am-3:30pm

Find out about the history of Exeter’s money with RAMM’s curatorial team as Exeter launches its own currency: the Exeter Pound, an initiative of Exeter City Council with partners in the community, faith and business sectors. The Exeter Pound will support local independent business so as much money as possible ‘sticks to Exeter’, to build the community of local businesses and their customers and add to the brand of Exeter.

The main set of notes, £E1, £E5, £E10 and £E20 will be in circulation for three years and are designed by local artists and Si Paull from the design agency Sound in Theory in Gandy Street.

Admission

free drop-in, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30 to 3.30pm.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/making-money-in-exeter

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/lunchtime-lecture-metal-mining-in-devon-and-cornwall-past-perspectives-and-future-prospects

Lunchtime lecture: Metal Mining in Devon and Cornwall: Past Perspectives and Future Prospects

  • 9 September 2015 1-2:15pm

By popular demand, Dr Richard Scrivener, formerly of the British Geological Survey, will repeat his talk about tin mining in the South West from the early Bronze Age to Devon’s new metal mine at Hemerdon in South Devon.

Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Admission

£5 from 14 July

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/lunchtime-lecture-metal-mining-in-devon-and-cornwall-past-perspectives-and-future-prospects

Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Day: Tours

  • 12 September 2015 11am-3pm

Join a free 60-minute tour of RAMM at 11am or 60-minute tour of the local history displays at 2pm.

Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Admission

free tickets, book online

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/heritage-open-day-12-september

English at the Museum

English at the Museum

  • 17 September — 22 October 2015

A course for anyone who wants to improve their English reading and writing skills in a fun and interesting way. Course tutors Tat Ruck and Sam Harnett from Exeter College will help you discover the fascinating collections at RAMM and learn essential, everyday English skills (up to Level 2). Bring pen, paper and a willingness to get involved in something different.
Tel: Sue Dart: 01392 400920, www.exe-coll.ac.uk

Admission

Course free, tickets in advance from Exeter College. Weekly, Thursday 17 September to Thursday 22 October.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/english-at-the-museum

Dementia-friendly Gallery Tour

Dementia-friendly Gallery Tour

  • 23 September 2015 10:30am-12pm

This tour is for people with memory problems and their families or carers. This session begins with refreshments. The tour will look at the exhibition Contours in Colour, which features landscapes by the British artist Alan Cotton. An illustrated information sheet is available to take home and carry on the conversation.

Part of RAMM’s programme of Living Each Season dementia-friendly activities, these activities are suitable for people with mild to moderate memory problems, accompanied by a friend, relative or carer. Numbers are limited, so to ensure the best possible experience, please book in advance. Limited disabled parking is available. Tickets should be presented at the Garden reception.

Admission

£15 ticket (includes companion)

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/dementia-friendly-gallery-tour

Pattern Design for Art, Fashion and Textiles

Pattern Design for Art, Fashion and Textiles

  • 29 September — 3 November 2015

Explore RAMM to increase your understanding of pattern and design. With tutor Nicci Wonnacott, develop your ideas through sketching from the collections and build a portfolio of patterns and textiles designs.

Advance bookings from Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) SW, Tel: 01392 457300, www.wea-sw.org.uk. Free for those in receipt of means tested benefit.

Admission

COURSE £77 IN ADV. FROM WEA. Weekly, Tuesday 29 September to Tuesday 3 November.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/pattern-design-for-art-fashion-and-textiles-29-septemeber

Drawing from the Museum’s Collections

Drawing from the Museum’s Collections

  • 30 September — 11 November 2015

An opportunity to progress your drawings and ideas into new work, through idea development, working on large scale drawings and paintings and developing ideas for illustration and art to create interesting and new work. Tutor Nicci Wonnacott.

Course £95, tickets in advance from WEA. Advance bookings from Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) SW, Tel: 01392 457300, www.wea-sw.org.uk. Free for those in receipt of means tested benefit.

Admission

Course £95, tickets in advance from WEA. Advance bookings from Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) SW, Tel: 01392 457300, www.wea-sw.org.uk. Free for those in receipt of means tested benefit. Weekly, Wednesday 30 September to Wednesday 11 November.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/drawing-from-the-museums-collections-course-starts-30-september

Developing Ideas from Pattern Design

Developing Ideas from Pattern Design from the Museum’s Collections

  • 30 September — 11 November 2015

This course will offer an exciting chance to work through large scale drawings and paintings and to develop ideas for paintings, illustrations, fabrics and stitching. Tutor Nicci Wonnacott.

Course £95, tickets in advance from WEA. Advance bookings from Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) SW, Tel: 01392 457300, www.wea-sw.org.uk. Free for those in receipt of means tested benefit.

Admission

Course £95, tickets in advance from WEA. Advance bookings from Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) SW, Tel: 01392 457300, www.wea-sw.org.uk. Free for those in receipt of means tested benefit. Weekly, Wednesday 30 September to Wednesday 11 November.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/developing-ideas-from-pattern-design-from-the-museums-collections

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/alan-cotton-and-jenny-pery-in-conversation

Alan Cotton and Jenny Pery in Conversation

  • 30 September 2015 6:30-7:30pm

Alan Cotton will be in conversation with Jenny Pery – artist, art historian and author of Alan Cotton. Giving Life a Shape. The conversation, spiced with humour, will reveal Alan’s early desire to become a painter, his experiences as student and teacher, his relationship with his art dealer, charitable works and seminal moments in his career. Whilst gaining insight into Alan’s unique work with painting knives, the audience will encounter his spirit of adventure, love, travel and irrepressible optimism for life.

Associated with the exhibition Contours in Colour: Alan Cotton (17 September to 1 November).

Admission

Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/alan-cotton-and-jenny-pery-in-conversation

The Passion of Puccini

Concert: The Passion of Puccini

  • 6 October 2015 7:30am-10pm

Staged extracts and arias from some of Puccini’s most famous operas including La Bohème, Manon Lescaut and Tosca performed by Devon Opera. Drinks available before the performance and during the interval.

Sopranos: Natasha Day, Lynsey Docherty, and Suzanne Manuell. Tenor: Peter Aisher. Baritones: Julian Van Mellearts and Timothy Connor. Bass Baritone: Matthew Buswell Bass: Roderick Hunt. Pianist and music director: Joyce Clarke.

Devon Opera is exclusively sponsored this year by Hawksmoor Investment Management Ltd.

Admission

£25, 7.30 to 10pm (Doors open 6.30pm). Organised by RAMM Development Trust, Registered charity no 1038570. The trust raises money through its patron scheme, sponsorship, events and grant applications. Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/concert-the-passion-of-puccini

Museum Full Site Tour

Museum Full Site Tour

  • 7 October 2015 2-3pm

Join a 60-minute, volunteer-led tour of our permanent collections.
Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
All tours of RAMM’s galleries are available for private group bookings on mutually agreed dates. One-hour volunteer presentations are available for groups and society: RAMM or St Nicholas Priory (minimum donation of £40 to the RAMM Development Trust) or the 22,000-coin Seaton Down hoard and Roman Devon (Minimum donation £40 to the Seaton Down hoard fund). Contact ramm.extra@exeter.gov.uk or 01392 265984.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/museum-full-site-tour-wednesday-7-october

The blue plaque on home where Rossetti and Siddal's romance blossomed.

Rossetti and Romance: an untold Pre-Raphaelite story

  • 7 October 2015 1-2:15pm

Jenny Ridd and Peter Marsden owned a house in Hastings, Sussex where Pre-Raphaelite artists Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Elizabeth Siddal stayed in 1854. Here their romance blossomed, celebrated by pictures in national art collections. By searching historical records and national archives, delving into walls and beneath floorboards, and archaeologically digging up the garden, Jenny and Peter discovered a remarkable untold story of these two Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood artists.
Organised by Friends of Exeter Museums & Art Gallery, registered charity no. 306649. The Friends support the museum with financial help towards acquisitions and conservation. www.exeter.gov.uk/friends, E friends@exeter.gov.uk.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£6

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/rossetti-and-romance-an-untold-pre-raphaelite-story

DRLC Course Collections & identity

Devon Recovery Learning Community (DRLC) Course Collection and Identity

  • 8 October — 19 November 2015

An opportunity to explore the theme of identity in relation to objects and collections. People’s attraction to or repulsion by objects reveal aspects of who we are and our place in the world. By taking an innovative look at RAMM’s displays and handling collections, participants will represent their journey in a portfolio of drawn, written, photographic and digital work which they can take away. This course is for anyone affected by mental health issues who feels that their identity has been compromised in some way. This course is a collaboration between RAMM and the DRLC.

Admission

Free, book places in advance from DRLC dpn-tr.drlc@nhs.niet 01392 677067 www.devonrlc.co.uk

Devon Recovery Learning Community (DRLC) Course Collection and Identity

Devon Recovery Learning Community (DRLC) Course Collection and Identity

  • 8 October 2015 10am-12:30pm
  • 15 October 2015 10am-12:30pm
  • 22 October 2015 10am-12:30pm
  • 5 November 2015 10am-12:30pm
  • 12 November 2015 10am-12:30pm
  • 19 November 2015 10am-12:30pm

An opportunity to explore the theme of identity in relation to objects and collections. People’s attraction to or repulsion by objects reveal aspects of who we are and our place in the world. By taking an innovative look at RAMM’s displays and handling collections, participants will represent their journey in a portfolio of drawn, written, photographic and digital work which they can take away. This course is for anyone affected by mental health issues who feels that their identity has been compromised in some way.
This course is a collaboration between RAMM and the DRLC.
Book places in advance from DRLC dpn-tr.drlc@nhs.net, 01392 677067 or www.devonrlc.co.uk.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/devon-recovery-learning-community-drlc-course-collection-and-identity

Mad Hatters Tea Party with Carny Villains

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – with The Carny Villains

  • 10 October 2015 8-11pm

2015 is the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. To celebrate, RAMM is putting on a rather special Mad Hatter’s Tea Party headlined by The Carny Villains. The seven-piece band plays two-step mash-ups of gypsy swing, ska and rockabilly, telling implausible tales from a weird burlesque world on the edge of reason; the perfect encapsulation of Lewis Carroll’s book. There will also be jazzy DJs, walkabout theatre, exotic drinks and a Wonderland fancy dress theme

Admission

£8, early bird ticket £7. Doors open at 7pm // No age restriction // All standing // Bar

Second World War Handling Session - Tuesday 13 October

Second World War Handling Session

  • 13 October 2015 11am-3pm

Following the bombing of the German cathedral city of Lübeck in March 1942, Hitler launched reprisal attacks on a number of England’s most beautiful, but strategically unimportant cities. The Luftwaffe raid of 4 May 1942 was to change the face of Exeter forever. Explore and handle authentic and replica Second World War objects with volunteer guides in the Making History Gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Caroline Charles

Caroline Charles Fashion Show

  • 13 October 2015 6-9pm

Caroline Charles is holding her first fashion show at RAMM. Hair and beauty by Amanda Marsden. Goodie bags include a 10% off voucher. Drinks and canapés on arrival at 6pm. Show starts at 7pm
Sponsored by Charles Stanley
Organised by RAMM Development Trust, Registered charity no 1038570. The trust raises money through its patron scheme, sponsorship, events and grant applications. Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£20

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/caroline-charles-fashion-show

Second world war handling sessions

Second World War Handling Sessions

  • 13 October 2015 11am-3pm
  • 27 October 2015 11am-3pm
  • 10 November 2015 11am-3pm
  • 24 November 2015 11am-3pm
  • 8 December 2015 11am-3pm
  • 29 December 2015 11am-3pm

Following the bombing of the German cathedral city of Lübeck in March 1942, Hitler launched reprisal attacks on a number of England’s most beautiful, but strategically unimportant cities. The Luftwaffe raid of 4 May 1942 was to change the face of Exeter forever.

Explore and handle authentic and replica Second World War objects in the Making History Gallery.

Admission

Free, drop in.

Touch-Line photographer Michele Sank Flowerpots, Exwick, by Matt Austin

Michelle Sank – an artist’s talk

  • 14 October 2015 1-2pm

Join Michelle Sank at this revealing talk to find out about the extraordinary, and sometimes humorous, stories behind the images in the Touch-Line exhibition. Hear her unique history; her journey photographically, with reference to some of her earlier projects.
Touch-Line: A photographic Record of Rugby World Cup 2015, Exeter (19 Sept to 4 Nov) is supported by the National Lottery through Grants for the arts and Exeter City Council. Administered by Arts Council England, Grants for the arts support activities which engage people in arts activities and help artists and arts organisations carry out their work.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

free but ticketed

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/michelle-sank-an-artists-talk

World Cultures Tour

World Cultures Tour

  • 17 October 2015 11am-12pm

Join a 60-minute volunteer led tour of our internationally important World Cultures collection which includes objects from the Pacific, Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Near East.
All tours of RAMM’s galleries are available for private group bookings on mutually agreed dates. One-hour volunteer presentations are available for groups and society: RAMM or St Nicholas Priory (minimum donation of £40 to the RAMM Development Trust) or the 22,000-coin Seaton Down hoard and Roman Devon (Minimum donation £40 to the Seaton Down hoard fund). Contact ramm.extra@exeter.gov.uk or 01392 265984.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/world-cultures-tour-saturday-17-october

Living Each Season: Dementia-friendly activities at RAMM

Living each Season - Dementia-friendly activities at RAMM

  • 21 October 2015 10:30am-12pm

This session is for people with memory problems, their families and carers. and will begin with refreshments. We will touch and talk about objects from RAMM’s handling collections on a seasonal theme, such as trees in art, wood carvings from around the world, and artefacts reflecting autumnal colours.

The museum uses its treasure trove of objects to provoke thoughts and spark conversations, whether it’s touching a 1,600-year-old Roman tile, standing next to a totem pole, taking a long look at a painting of Dartmoor, or making tropical butterflies. RAMM’s dementia-friendly activities are inspired by a groundbreaking programme at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Admission

£15 (includes visitor plus companion). Living Each Season sessions are suitable for people with mild to moderate memory problems, accompanied by a friend/relative/carer. Numbers are limited to ensure the best possible experience.

We can pay travel costs within an hour of Exeter – thanks to the Norman Family Charitable Trust - and have links with several community transport providers. To access the travel fund or ask questions about the programme, contact ruth.gidley@exeter.gov.uk. Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/living-each-season-dementia-friendly-activities-at-ramm

Inspired by RAMM: Jewellery in metal for beginners

Inspired by RAMM: Jewellery in metal for beginners

  • 21 October 2015 10am-1pm
  • 28 October 2015 10am-1pm
  • 4 November 2015 10am-1pm
  • 11 November 2015 10am-1pm
  • 18 November 2015 10am-1pm
  • 25 November 2015 10am-1pm

A weekly course led by Naomi Davies-Tonkin. The first session runs at RAMM on Wednesday 21 October as an inspiration for your metallic creativity. Thereafter classes take place each Wednesday until 25 November at the Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot.
Advance bookings from www.learndevon.co.uk, learndevon@devon.gov.uk or 0345 155 1014. Eligibility criteria apply to all Learn Devon courses.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£65.88

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/inspired-by-ramm-jewellery-in-metal-for-beginners-wednesday-21-october

Inspired by RAMM: stone carving

Inspired by RAMM: stone carving

  • 22 October 2015 10am-1pm
  • 29 October 2015 10am-1pm
  • 5 November 2015 10am-1pm
  • 12 November 2015 10am-1pm
  • 19 November 2015 10am-1pm
  • 26 November 2015 10am-1pm
  • 3 December 2015 10am-1pm
  • 10 December 2015 10am-1pm

RAMM Meeting Room B for first session, thereafter at Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot.
A weekly course led by Maria Moorhouse. The first session runs on Thursday 22 October at RAMM as an inspiration for your carving creativity. Thereafter, classes take place each Thursday until 10 December at the Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot.
Advance bookings from www.learndevon.co.uk, learndevon@devon.gov.uk or 0345 155 1014. Eligibility criteria apply to all Learn Devon courses.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£102

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/inspired-by-ramm-stone-carving

Second World War Handling Session

Second World War Handling Session

  • 27 October 2015 11am-3pm

Following the bombing of the German cathedral city of Lübeck in March 1942, Hitler launched reprisal attacks on a number of England’s most beautiful, but strategically unimportant cities. The Luftwaffe raid of 4 May 1942 was to change the face of Exeter forever.
Explore and handle authentic and replica Second World War objects in the Making History Gallery with our volunteer guides and members of the 307 Squadron Project, a British-Polish organisation established to promote and research the role of the Polish 307 Squadron, known as the 'Lwow Eagle Owls'.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/second-world-war-handling-session-tuesday-27-october

Little Explorers

Little Explorers

  • 27 October 2015 10:30-11:30am

A chance for under fives to take a journey of discovery and make collections-inspired creations. Parents, grandparents and carers can enjoy quality time with their little ones in a friendly, social environment. Book in advance online through The Creation Station or call T: 0844 8244534, M: 07925 653942

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Admission

£6 per child, Siblings £3

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/little-explorers

Magic through the Ages

Magic through the Ages

  • 28 October 2015 1-2pm

People have long turned to magic to cure illnesses, predict the future and find love. Professor Dionisius Agius, Dr Alex Mallett and Dr Catherine Rider from the University of Exeter will explore this fascinating history by introducing new research on magic and its relationship to the Inquisition in Malta and considering how this compares with other cultures, including some of the ‘magical’ objects in RAMM’s collections.
Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£8 (£6)

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/magic-through-the-ages

Faces of Halloween

Faces of Halloween

  • 28 October 2015 10:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-3:30pm
  • 29 October 2015 10:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-3:30pm

Join us to create your own Halloween face mask. We’ll provide the mask and materials; you just need to provide your imagination and artistic skills to produce something ‘ghoulish’, ghostly’, ‘other-worldly’ or simply ‘bizarre’. Our amazing exhibits should offer plenty of inspiration.

Why not wear your mask at RAMM’s Halloween Museums at Night event? Things that go Bump in the Night…. on Friday 30 October, 7 to 11pm.

Putting you in the picture - on the Thursday RAMM will be taking candid publicity photos featuring visitors. If you don’t want to be featured, just let the photographer know.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£2.50 per child, adults free.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/faces-of-halloween

Behind the Scenes Tour: More in Store

Behind the Scenes Tour: More in Store

  • 29 October 2015 11-11:45am

Take a 40-minute behind the scenes tour. See some of the reserve collections and find out more about the conservation, display and storage of objects.

All tours of RAMM’s galleries are available for private group bookings on mutually agreed dates. One-hour volunteer presentations are available for groups and society: RAMM or St Nicholas Priory (minimum donation of £40 to the RAMM Development Trust) or the 22,000-coin Seaton Down hoard and Roman Devon (Minimum donation £40 to the Seaton Down hoard fund). Contact ramm.extra@exeter.gov.uk or 01392 265984.

Admission

£5

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/behind-the-scenes-tour-more-in-store-thursday-29-october

Visitors enjoying RAMM

Putting you in the picture

  • 29 October 2015 10am-5pm

Matt Austin, a local professional photographer, will be taking candid pictures of RAMM's visitors enjoying their visit, including families attending the Faces of Halloween family activities. The images will be used in the museum's publicity. If you'd like a copy, give us your email. If you'd rather not be involved, just let him know and he'll delete your images.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/putting-you-in-the-picture-thursday-29-october

A Roman, an air raid warden and a Tudor lady

Things that go Bump in the Night…. Halloween Museums at Night

  • 30 October 2015 7-10pm

Be one of the first to experience RAMM coming alive for one night only this Halloween! Hunt down your favourite objects to add to our Big Draw RAMMyriorama, bump into historical characters who have come to life, get up close to RAMM’s creepy creatures of the night and other intriguing objects which will emerge from the stores. See what curiosities our magic lantern slides bring to light, create your own unique carrying lantern and be part of a lantern-lit parade around RAMM in the dark. Wear Halloween costume if you dare.... and come ready to take photos and share them on Facebook and Twitter. Soft drink and Halloween snack included.
Age range: 4 to11. There must be at least one child in each group, and at least one adult for every six children. Children 3 and under, free.
Sponsored by Maynards. Part of the Big Draw, Family Arts Festival and Museums at Night.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • Family friendly

Admission

£15 children, £10 adult. Early Bird: £5 adult if booked before 15 Sep.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/things-that-go-bump-in-the-night

Met Office Informatics Lab team in RAMM's Courtyard

Forecast: Science at RAMM

  • 30 October 2015 10am-4pm

Experience the science and challenges behind weather prediction and help the Met Office test the latest version of an interactive weather forecast. These events are organised with the Met Office Informatics Lab as part of the Met Office's 50th anniversary celebrations of televised weather forecasts.
The Met Office Informatics Lab creates prototypes to make environmental data and science useful to human beings.
Informatics logo
The current Science Labs are a lead into working with the Met Office during the Whatever the Weather exhibition, 21 November 2015 to 10 Apr 2016
. However it also links to the Met Office’s 50th Anniversary of televised weather forecasts, and will be part of the bid to National Government funding for ‘Smart Cities'.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

drop in, free

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/october-forecast-science-at-ramm

Halloween pumpkin

Things that go Bump in the Night

  • 30 October 2015 7-10pm

Be one of the first to experience RAMM coming alive for one night only at our Halloween Museums at Night event! Hunt down your favourite objects to add to our Big Draw RAMMyriorama, bump into historical characters who have come to life, get up close to RAMM’s creepy creatures of the night and other intriguing objects emerged from the stores, see what curiosities our magic lantern slides bring to light, create your own unique carrying lantern and be part of a lantern-lit parade around RAMM in the dark. Come in Halloween costume if you dare.... and don't forget your camera. Soft drink and Halloween snack included.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£15 children, £10 adults. Early Bird Booking - £5 adult if booked before September 15th - children aged 3 and under are free - there must be at least one child in each family/group and a maximum ratio of 6 children to 1 adult - to book by phone ring 01392 265858.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/things-that-go-bump-in-the-night

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt:

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt: Activities

  • 31 October 2015 11am-3pm

Come and learn about life and death in Ancient Egypt. Learn and help with a re-enactment of the mummification of Shep en-Mut. Have a go at the addictive Ancient Egyptian game of Senet. Join the Scribe School and learn how to write in hieroglyphs.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Drop in, £2.5, under 5s free

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/life-and-death-in-ancient-egypt-saturday-31-october

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt: Tours

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt: Tours

  • 31 October 2015 11:30am-3pm

Join one of our 30-minute tours of our Egyptian Collection. Learn about the background to the collection and visit the Tomb of Shep en-Mut. Tours leave every 30 minutes from the ground floor geology corridor. Each tour is limited to 8 people.
All tours of RAMM’s galleries are available for private group bookings on mutually agreed dates. One-hour volunteer presentations are available for groups and society: RAMM or St Nicholas Priory (minimum donation of £40 to the RAMM Development Trust) or the 22,000-coin Seaton Down hoard and Roman Devon (Minimum donation £40 to the Seaton Down hoard fund). Contact ramm.extra@exeter.gov.uk or 01392 265984.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Drop in, £2.50

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/life-and-death-in-ancient-egypt-tours-saturday-31-october

Local History Tour

Local History Tour

  • 4 November 2015 2-3pm

Join a 60-minute tour of our Local History collection, which includes the Archaeology of Devon, from Roman and medieval times, through to Exeter in the Second World War.
Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
All tours of RAMM’s galleries are available for private group bookings on mutually agreed dates. One-hour volunteer presentations are available for groups and society: RAMM or St Nicholas Priory (minimum donation of £40 to the RAMM Development Trust) or the 22,000-coin Seaton Down hoard and Roman Devon (Minimum donation £40 to the Seaton Down hoard fund). Contact ramm.extra@exeter.gov.uk or 01392 265984.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/local-history-tour-wednesday-4-november

Excavation of the Roman bath-house in 1972, Exeter Archaeology

The archaeology of Exeter Cathedral Close and its Roman legionary baths

  • 5 November 2015 6:30-7:45pm

The excavation in 1971-6 of the remains of the bath-house buried below Exeter Cathedral Close was the most impressive archaeological find ever made in Exeter. John Allan, formerly Curator of Antiquities at RAMM and now Consultant Archaeologist to the Dean & Chapter of Exeter Cathedral, will spell out the great importance of the building in the story of architecture in Britain. He will explain the layers of archaeology found below the old church of St Mary Major - the Roman civil basilica and forum, followed by the Anglo-Saxon minster and cemetery.

Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£8.50

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/the-archaeology-of-exeter-cathedral-close-and-its-roman-legionary-baths

Ancient Cyprus in Exeter

Ancient Cyprus in Exeter

  • 5 November 2015 1-2pm

RAMM holds a small but interesting collection of archaeological objects collected in Cyprus in the late 19th century. Dr Thomas Kiely, Curator of Cyprus Collections at the British Museum, will reveal the history of archaeological exploration in Cyprus, and explore how these objects came to Exeter. This research and lecture are funded by the AG Leventis Foundation.

Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Admission

1 to 2pm, £8 (£6)

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/ancient-cyprus-in-exeter-thursday-5-november

Second World War Handling Session

Second World War Handling Session

  • 10 November 2015 11am-3pm

Following the bombing of the German cathedral city of Lübeck in March 1942, Hitler launched reprisal attacks on a number of England’s most beautiful, but strategically unimportant cities. The Luftwaffe raid of 4 May 1942 was to change the face of Exeter forever. Explore and handle authentic and replica Second World War objects with volunteer guides in the Making History Gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Behind the Scenes Tour: More in Store

Behind the Scenes Tour: More in Store

  • 11 November 2015 2-2:45pm

Take a 40-minute behind the scenes tour. See some of the reserve collections and find out more about the conservation, display and storage of objects.
Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
All tours of RAMM’s galleries are available for private group bookings on mutually agreed dates. One-hour volunteer presentations are available for groups and society: RAMM or St Nicholas Priory (minimum donation of £40 to the RAMM Development Trust) or the 22,000-coin Seaton Down hoard and Roman Devon (Minimum donation £40 to the Seaton Down hoard fund). Contact ramm.extra@exeter.gov.uk or 01392 265984.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/behind-the-scenes-tour-more-in-store-wednesday-11-november

Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera: 1925 silent movie with live harp accompaniment

  • 12 November 2015 6-9:30pm

A visually astonishing film which shocked audiences across the world on its release; some patrons even fainted at the terrifying moment when Christine rips off the phantom’s mask. Harp score specially composed and performed by internationally acclaimed harpist, Elizabeth Jane Baldry. "The music and its playing were daring and inventive, and the great round of applause that she received at the end of the performance was testament to how much Elizabeth-Jane had enhanced people’s enjoyment of this silent master, with her varied layers of interpretation, and her witty and inventive performance.”– film critic Anthony Davies’s review of the London premiere of the new harp score.
Drinks served from 6pm onwards. Donations welcomed Film starts at 7pm
Organised by RAMM Development Trust, Registered charity no 1038570. The trust raises money through its patron scheme, sponsorship, events and grant applications. Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

(£12 - Patrons – two for the price of one)

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/phantom-of-the-opera-1925-silent-movie-with-live-harp-accompaniment

Ethics and Mindfulness: How to Live Well

Ethics and Mindfulness: How to Live Well

  • 14 November 2015 2:30-4:30pm

You’re here. Now what do you do? An opportunity to explore how to make life all it can be, through mindfulness, and with an understanding of how the choices we make radically affect our experience. There will be five guided meditations. Four seated, when you will be encouraged to close your eyes or lower your gaze. You will be asked to focus on something, such as your breathing, or listen out for sounds. While doing this, there will be oral direction on what to look out for. In this way, you will begin to notice for yourself how your mind works. There will also be one slow walking meditation (eyes open!) through the galleries of RAMM. The discussion and activities are led by Dr Nathan Tamblyn, from the University of Exeter. Aged 17+. No prior experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothes. Flat shoes are preferable. Please turn off mobile devices.
Part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Science 2015.
Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

free

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/ethics-and-mindfulness-how-to-live-well

Forgotten Delights: the RAMM magic lantern slide collection

Forgotten Delights: the RAMM magic lantern slide collection

  • 19 November 2015 1-2pm

One of RAMM’s little known treasures is a collection of several thousand glass lantern slides, covering subjects from science to entertainment, and including Exeter views by prominent local photographers of a century ago. In this illustrated talk, Dr Richard Crangle will showcase a current project to research and digitise these fascinating images.
Supported by the University of Exeter with funding from the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£8 (£6)

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/forgotten-delights-the-ramm-magic-lantern-slide-collection

Museum Full Site Tour

Museum Full Site Tour

  • 21 November 2015 11am-12pm

Join a 60-minute tour of our permanent collections.
Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
All tours of RAMM’s galleries are available for private group bookings on mutually agreed dates. One-hour volunteer presentations are available for groups and society: RAMM or St Nicholas Priory (minimum donation of £40 to the RAMM Development Trust) or the 22,000-coin Seaton Down hoard and Roman Devon (Minimum donation £40 to the Seaton Down hoard fund). Contact ramm.extra@exeter.gov.uk or 01392 265984.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/museum-full-site-tour-saturday-21-november

Second World War Handling Session

Second World War Handling Session

  • 24 November 2015 11am-3pm

Following the bombing of the German cathedral city of Lübeck in March 1942, Hitler launched reprisal attacks on a number of England’s most beautiful, but strategically unimportant cities. The Luftwaffe raid of 4 May 1942 was to change the face of Exeter forever. Explore and handle authentic and replica Second World War objects with volunteer guides in the Making History Gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/second-world-war-handling-session-tuesday-24-november

Historical Ladies who Lunch

Historical Ladies who Lunch

  • 26 November 2015 11am-3:30pm

Join Professors James Daybell (University of Plymouth) and Mark Stoyle (University of Southampton) to enjoy a fresh look at the lives of a selection of sixteenth and seventeenth-century women. Professor Daybell will provide a practical demonstration of how to read an Elizabethan woman’s manuscript letter, demonstrating ways in which aspects such as handwriting, ink, layout, paper and seals communicate significant social meaning alongside textual and historical features. Professor Stoyle will explore the remarkable stories of some of the ‘she-souldiers’ who donned masculine attire during the English Civil War and marched across England in both the Royalist and Parliamentarian armies. In addition, Kate Osborne from RAMM will describe the lives of some of Exeter’s lesser-known Elizabethan women, from prostitutes to a baker’s widow. The day includes morning coffee, a buffet lunch and afternoon tea.
Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£40 (£35)

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/historical-ladies-who-lunch

Autumn Dementia-friendly art making workshop

Autumn Dementia-friendly art making workshop

  • 26 November 2015 10:30am-12pm

The session begins with refreshments. Everyone will have the chance to take part in a hands-on creative activity inspired by museum objects and the theme of Autumn.

The museum uses its treasure trove of objects to provoke thoughts and spark conversations, whether it’s touching a 1,600-year-old Roman tile, standing next to a totem pole, taking a long look at a painting of Dartmoor, or making tropical butterflies. RAMM’s dementia-friendly activities are inspired by a groundbreaking programme at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Living Each Season sessions are suitable for people with mild to moderate memory problems, accompanied by a friend/relative/carer. Numbers are limited to ensure the best possible experience.

We can pay travel costs within an hour of Exeter – thanks to the Norman Family Charitable Trust - and have links with several community transport providers. To access the travel fund or ask questions about the programme, contact ruth.gidley@exeter.gov.uk

Admission

£15 (includes visitor plus companion, all materials provided)

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/autumn-dementia-friendly-art-making-workshop

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt: Tours

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt: Tours

  • 28 November 2015 11:30am-3pm

Join one of our 30-minute tours of our Egyptian Collection. Learn about the background to the collection and visit the Tomb of Shep en-Mut. Tours leave every 30 minutes from the ground floor geology corridor. Each tour is limited to 8 people on a first come first served basis.
All tours of RAMM’s galleries are available for private group bookings on mutually agreed dates. One-hour volunteer presentations are available for groups and society: RAMM or St Nicholas Priory (minimum donation of £40 to the RAMM Development Trust) or the 22,000-coin Seaton Down hoard and Roman Devon (Minimum donation £40 to the Seaton Down hoard fund). Contact ramm.extra@exeter.gov.uk or 01392 265984.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Drop in, £2.50

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt: Activities

  • 28 November 2015 11am-3pm

Come and learn about life and death in Ancient Egypt. Learn and help with a re-enactment of the mummification of Shep en-Mut. Have a go at the addictive Ancient Egyptian game of Senet. Join the Scribe School and learn how to write in hieroglyphs.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Drop in, £2.50

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/life-and-death-in-ancient-egypt-saturday-28-november

Beyond the Frame

Beyond the Frame

  • 29 November 2015 10:30am-4pm

This one day workshop led by Poetry School Tutor Dr Sally Flint offers insights into how to use RAMM's collection to write poems and short fiction that are unexpected and challenging. Throughout the day there will be chances to explore RAMM, to write, and to discuss drafts, editing and publication. Writers of all levels welcome. Tea and coffee provided. There will be a one hour break for lunch.

In association with the Poetry School. Booked through course leader editors@riptidejournal.co.uk.

Admission

£25

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/beyond-the-frame

Life in the Met Office

Life in the Met Office

  • 1 December 2015 6:30-7:30pm

As a world leader in providing weather and climate services, the Met Office employs more than 1,700 people at 60 locations around the world. It is recognised as one of the world's most accurate forecasters and is at the forefront of climate research. But have you ever wondered just what goes on behind the scenes at the Met Office? Helen Chivers, Head of News and Social Media, will give a personal view of the Met Office, from working in the forecasting centres around the UK to the challenging role of heading up the press office. Helen was a Met Office operational meteorologist for 20 years, producing forecasts and advice for a wide range of customers, from telecoms companies laying cables across the Pacific and Caribbean, to supermarket chains and the general public. Helen was the weather presenter for BBC South for 10 years. She has written the Shipping Forecast, supplied forecasts for around the world balloon flights and ascents of Everest.

Part of the programme events developed with the Met Office and the National Trust for the exhibition Whatever the Weather, 21 November 2015 to 10 Apr 2016 at RAMM.

Admission

£12 (£10)

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/life-in-the-met-office

Second World War Handling Session

Second World War Handling Session

  • 8 December 2015 11am-3pm

Following the bombing of the German cathedral city of Lübeck in March 1942, Hitler launched reprisal attacks on a number of England’s most beautiful, but strategically unimportant cities. The Luftwaffe raid of 4 May 1942 was to change the face of Exeter forever.
Explore and handle authentic and replica Second World War objects in the Making History gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Thomas Hardy and Victorian science

Thomas Hardy and Victorian science

  • 8 December 2015 1-2:15pm

Angelique Richardson, Associate Professor of English at the University of Exeter, will explore ways in which Thomas Hardy took up aspects of science in his novels and poetry. Considering his definition of science and its role in fiction, this lecture will focus in particular on his novels of the 1870s and 1880s.

Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Organised by Friends of Exeter Museums & Art Gallery, registered charity no. 306649. The Friends support the museum with financial help towards acquisitions and conservation. http://www.exeter.gov.uk/friends www.exeter.gov.uk/friends, E friends@exeter.gov.uk.

Admission

£6 from 13 October

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/thomas-hardy-and-victorian-science

Local History Tour

Local History Tour

  • 10 December 2015 11am-12pm

Join a 60-minute tour of our Local History collection, which includes the Archaeology of Devon, from Roman and medieval times, through to Exeter in the Second World War.
Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
All tours of RAMM’s galleries are available for private group bookings on mutually agreed dates. One-hour volunteer presentations are available for groups and society: RAMM or St Nicholas Priory (minimum donation of £40 to the RAMM Development Trust) or the 22,000-coin Seaton Down hoard and Roman Devon (Minimum donation £40 to the Seaton Down hoard fund). Contact ramm.extra@exeter.gov.uk or 01392 265984.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/local-history-tour-thursday-10-december

Living Each Season: Dementia-friendly activities at RAMM

Living Each Season: Dementia-friendly activities at RAMM

  • 10 December 2015 10:30am-12:30pm

This tour is for people with memory problems and their families and carers. The session begins with refreshments. The tour will look at the exhibition Whatever the Weather, which uses objects and artworks from RAMM and the National Trust to reflect how storms have shaped our environment and our imagination. An illustrated information sheet is available to take home and carry on the conversation.

These events are part of RAMM’s programme of Living Each Season dementia-friendly activities. They are suitable for people with mild to moderate memory problems, accompanied by a friend, relative or carer. Numbers are limited, so to ensure the best possible experience, please book in advance. Limited disabled parking is available. Tickets should be presented at the Garden reception.

The museum uses its treasure trove of objects to provoke thoughts and spark conversations, whether it’s touching a 1,600-year-old Roman tile, standing next to a totem pole, taking a long look at a painting of Dartmoor, or making tropical butterflies. RAMM’s dementia-friendly activities are inspired by groundbreaking programme at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Admission

£15 (includes visitor plus companion)

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/living-each-season-dementia-friendly-activities-at-ramm

Second World War Handling Session

Second World War Handling Session

  • 29 December 2015 11am-3pm

Following the bombing of the German cathedral city of Lübeck in March 1942, Hitler launched reprisal attacks on a number of England’s most beautiful, but strategically unimportant cities. The Luftwaffe raid of 4 May 1942 was to change the face of Exeter forever. Explore and handle authentic and replica Second World War objects with volunteer guides in the Making History Gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery
Queen Street
Exeter
Devon
EX4 3RX
England

Website

RAMM's home page

www.rammuseum.org.uk

E-mail

ramm@exeter.gov.uk

Telephone

01392 265858

Fax

01392 421252

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