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

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

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

Record Breakers logo

Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge with Exeter Library

  • 11 July — 25 August 2015 *on now

Record Breakers is the theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. The theme will bring together the worlds of fact and fiction, challenging young readers to explore some of the astonishing real-life achievements featured in the Guinness World Records Books. Set by The Reading Agency and Devon Libraries, the challenge includes the RAMM Record Breakers Trail.

The launch is on Saturday 11 July at Exeter Library and runs throughout the summer holidays.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

Free drop-in. Pick up your challenge pack from Exeter Library, completed the challenge and collect your medal at the finishing event at RAMM on Tuesday 25 August, 10am to 3pm. Tel: Exeter Library 01392 384218

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/record-breakers-summer-reading-challenge-with-exeter-library

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt: Activities

  • 29 August 2015 11am-3pm
  • 26 September 2015 11am-3pm
  • 31 October 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

Little Explorer Classes

Little Explorer Classes

  • 4 August 2015 10:30-11:30am *on now

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

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

under 5s £6, siblings £3

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/little-explorer-classes-tuesday-4-august

Children’s Playday in the Park

Children’s Playday in the Park

  • 5 August 2015 12-3pm

Get creative with RAMM in the museum’s Imagination Tree marquee. Join us at this National Playday celebration, with live music by My Black Hat, a cafe in the Hut run by Merry Go Round, and a bouncy castle. There will be lots of free activities for children of all ages.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Free drop-in, Belmont Park, Gordon Road, Exeter EX1 2DH

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/childrens-playday-in-the-park

Courtyard Family Activities

Courtyard Family Activities

  • 5 — 7 August 2015

Come and discover our famous bee bags, explorer bags and brain-teaser quizzes. There will be short-and-sweet activities which will change across the holiday, including make-a-mosaic, fuzz-and-felt museum, and costumes to try on. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture those moments…
These activities are designed for families. Adults are required to stay with participating children who are under 8 years old. Some activities are messy so please wear clothes that can get dirty. Aprons will be provided.

Admission

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

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/courtyard-family-activities-wednesday-5-to-friday-7-august

Little Explorer Classes

Little Explorer Classes

  • 11 August 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

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

under 5s £6, siblings £3

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/little-explorer-classes-tuesday-11-august

Second World War Handling

Second World War Handling Sessions

  • 11 August 2015 11am-3pm

Explore and handle authentic and replica Second World War objects and meet members of the British-Polish 307 Squadron Project in the Making History Gallery.
Volunteer-led Second World War handling sessions occur regularly every second and last Tuesday of each month.

Admission

free drop in

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/second-world-war-handling-sessions

Courtyard Family Activities

Courtyard Family Activities

  • 12 — 14 August 2015

Come and discover our famous bee bags, explorer bags and brain-teaser quizzes. There will be short-and-sweet activities which will change across the holiday, including make-a-mosaic, fuzz-and-felt museum, and costumes to try on. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture those moments…
These activities are designed for families. Adults are required to stay with participating children who are under 8 years old. Some activities are messy so please wear clothes that can get dirty. Aprons will be provided.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

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

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/courtyard-family-activities-wednesday-12-to-friday-14-august

Museum Full Site Tour

Museum Full Site Tour

  • 12 August 2015 2-3pm
  • 7 October 2015 2-3pm

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

A bumblebee

Bumblebee Workshop

  • 15 August 2015 10:30am-12:30pm

Using RAMM’s bee collection, Stephen Carroll, Devon County Recorder for Hymenoptera, will show participants how to identify different kinds of bumblebee. If the weather is fine, the activity will continue outdoors. Suitable for adults and children over 12.

Admission

£8 (£6)

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/bumblebee-workshop

RAMM: Home to a million thoughts

Take note: Exeter Pound

  • 18 August — 20 September 2015

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

  • 18 August 2015 10:30-11:30am
  • 25 August 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

Courtyard Family Activities

Courtyard Family Activities

  • 19 — 21 August 2015
  • 26 — 28 August 2015

Come and discover our famous bee bags, explorer bags and brain-teaser quizzes. There will be short-and-sweet activities which will change across the holiday, including make-a-mosaic, fuzz-and-felt museum, and costumes to try on. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture those moments…

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

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

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/courtyard-family-activities-wednesday-19-to-friday-21-august

Met Office Informatics Lab team in RAMM's Courtyard

August Forecast: Science at RAMM

  • 21 August 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.
One of a series of events organised with the Met Office Informatics Lab as part of the their 50th anniversary celebrations of televised weather forecasts.
A joint Met Office / RAMM exhibition, Whatever the Weather, is planned for November.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

Local History Tour

Local History Tour

  • 22 August 2015 2-3pm
  • 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

SWAc Academicians’ Exhibition: Gallery Conversation

SWAc Academicians’ Exhibition: Gallery Conversation

  • 26 August 2015 1-2pm

South West Academicians, including Phil Creek and Greg Ramsden, will provide a personal view about their work, working methods and techniques. They will also review a selection of work by other artists in the exhibition.
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

£8 (£6)

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/swac-academicians-exhibition-gallery-conversation

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt: Tours

  • 29 August 2015 11:30am-3pm
  • 26 September 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

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

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 sessions

Second World War Handling Sessions

  • 13 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.

Halloween pumpkin

Things that go Bump in the Night

  • 30 October 2015 7-11pm

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

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

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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