Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

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.
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.

Commemorating the First World War

  • 19 October 2014 — 30 April 2015 *on now

Over the 2014 to 2018 commemoration period one of the cases in RAMM's Courtyard gallery will show objects from the museum's collections that reflect life in Exeter and Devon during the First World War. That time is often regarded as one of momentous change for individual people, families and society. This display will explore daily life and hobbies, how the museum responded to the war, and how people chose to remember the fallen. Collections online, In connection with this display you can discover First World War objects in RAMM's collections on our Collections Explorer website. www.rammcollections.org.uk/ramm-themes/world-war-one.ashx, Visit website,

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Painting of Henry Vaughan: A Reclusive Collector of Art

Henry Vaughan: a reclusive collector of art

  • 18 December 2014 — 5 July 2015 *on now

In 1899, at the age of 90 unmarried and with no children, Henry Vaughan bequeathed one of the biggest private collections of art to several major British public institutions. What isn’t common knowledge was that before this bequest was made, Henry Vaughan donated his father‘s small collection of ethnographic artefacts to the Albert Memorial Museum when it opened its doors to the public in 1868.

In the last four decades, this collection has received much academic attention because of its connection to the second and third voyages of Captain Cook. The display tells the story of Henry Vaughan and the journey of those objects from the exotic South Sea Islands to Exeter.

Part of Discovering Worlds project funded by the Designation Development Fund exploring Exeter’s historic Pacific collections and also the histories of lesser known donors.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/henry-vaughan-a-reclusive-collector-of-art

The Other Wall: Amador Montes

  • 28 March — 22 April 2015 *on now

RAMM is celebrating the Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom 2015 with an exhibition by Mexican painter Amador Montes. This exhibition aims to explore the concept of the wall: related to contemplation and reflection in an aesthetic sense. The wall then becomes a blank canvas, a public space to express a visual dialogue, not an object that imposes boundaries. Amador Montes ‘intervened' each piece using different mixed media. His artwork is a visual delight of textures achieved by juxtaposing layers of oil, sgraffito, enamel pats, volumes of paper and screen printing on canvas. At the end of each exhibition, the artist will donate to the host venue a digital intervened graphic of one the pieces exhibited on the artwork. By doing this, the artist pretends to leave symbolically a part of The Other Wall to unite cities and countries. The Other Wall has been made possible by the Mexican Embassy in the UK. From time to time the galleries will be closed for special events
please check before travelling. Visit website,

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

The Other Wall - Amador Montes

The Other Wall: Amador Montes

  • 28 March — 22 April 2015 *on now

RAMM is celebrating the Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom 2015 with an exhibition by Mexican painter Amador Montes.

This exhibition aims to explore the concept of the wall:
related to contemplation and reflection in an aesthetic sense. The wall then
becomes a blank canvas, a public space to express a visual dialogue, not an
object that imposes boundaries. Amador Montes ‘intervened’ each piece using
different mixed media.

His artwork is a visual delight of textures achieved by juxtaposing layers of oil, sgraffito, enamel pats, volumes of paper and screen
printing on canvas.

At the end of each exhibition, the artist will donate to the host venue a digital intervened graphic of one the pieces exhibited on the artwork. By doing this, the artist pretends to leave symbolically a part of The Other Wall to unite cities and countries.

The Other Wall has been made possible by the Mexican Embassy in the UK.

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

Admission

Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Closed Mondays and bank holidays. Admission Free.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/the-other-wall-amador-montes

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

Exetera'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

Express and Echo Local Art Show

  • 25 April — 10 May 2015

The annual Express & Echo Local Art Show gives art groups and societies from Exeter and the surrounding area the chance to display their members' work in an exhibition at RAMM. Shortlisted entries are featured in the Express & Echo and readers invited to vote for their favourite. Rosie Denham, Exeter's Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture, explains: 'This competition allows us to give recognition to the work of local art groups, help broaden appreciation of the wealth of local talent and give one group the opportunity to display their best work in perfect surroundings. Exeter City Council is delighted to be working with the Express & Echo to help recognise, reward and foster creativity in the city.”, Seven local art groups are competing: Art Haven, Devon Art Society, Exeter Art Society, Farringdon Society of Arts, Green to Grey, Topsham Art Group and United Through Art. Their statements and a full gallery of pictures can be seen on the Express & Echo website. The previous winners are Sense (2014), Hive Art Group (2013) and Fairstream Arts (2012).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

poster for Local Art Show 2015 exhibition showing paintbrushes on a white background

Express & Echo Local Art Show 2015

  • 25 April — 10 May 2015

The annual Express & Echo 2015 Local Art Show gives art groups and societies from Exeter and the surrounding area the chance to display their members work in an exhibition at RAMM. Shortlisted entries are featured in the Express & Echo and readers invited to vote on their favourite.

Rosie Denham, Exeter’s Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture, explains: “This competition allows us to give recognition to the work of local art groups, help broaden appreciation of the wealth of local talent and give one group the opportunity to display their best work in perfect surroundings. Exeter City Council is delighted to be working with the Express & Echo to help recognise, reward and foster creativity in the city.”

The previous winners are Sense (2014), Hive Art Group (2013) and Fairstream Arts (2012).

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/express-echo-local-art-show-2015

Express & Echo Local Art Show 2015

Express & Echo Local Art Show

  • 25 April — 10 May 2015

The annual Express & Echo Local Art Show gives art groups and societies from Exeter and the surrounding area the chance to display their members’ work in an exhibition at RAMM. Shortlisted entries are featured in the Express & Echo and readers invited to vote for their favourite.
Rosie Denham, Exeter’s Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture, explains: “This competition allows us to give recognition to the work of local art groups, help broaden appreciation of the wealth of local talent and give one group the opportunity to display their best work in perfect surroundings. Exeter City Council is delighted to be working with the Express & Echo to help recognise, reward and foster creativity in the city.”
Seven local art groups are competing: Art Haven, Devon Art Society, Exeter Art Society, Farringdon Society of Arts, Green to Grey, Topsham Art Group and United Through Art. Their statements and a full gallery of pictures can be seen on the Express & Echo website.
The previous winners are Sense (2014), Hive Art Group (2013) and Fairstream Arts (2012).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/express-echo-local-art-show-2015

abstract painting of landscape with opening seed pod

Benedict Rubbra: Eye to Image

  • 2 May — 2 August 2015

This is the first major exhibition dedicated to this Devon-based artist’s search for a harmonious relationship between form, colour and light. Paintings and drawings spanning four decades trace the development of his singular technique.

The works all originate from three-dimensional forms constructed from various materials such as paper and card or wire and wood. Vibrant shapes of light are then projected onto these forms creating unexpected spaces and colours, tones and shadows. Changed lighting transforms the object’s appearance allowing the creation of further paintings and drawings from a single form.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/benedict-rubbra-eye-to-image

Quay Views: Exeter Canal and the Exe

  • 9 May — 2 August 2015

First constructed in the 1560s, Exeter's canal system has been extended and upgraded over the centuries. Now used primarily by leisure craft, the city waterways were once vital to the regional economy. The decline of the West Country wool trade and the arrival of the railways in the 19th century led to a reduction in use. However, sizeable cargoes were still brought up to the quayside even after the Second World War. For three centuries, visiting and local artists have been inspired by the combination of water and architecture in and around Exeter. RAMM's Fine Art Collection is now an invaluable visual record of the city before the major redevelopments of the late 20th century. From time to time the galleries will be closed for special events
please check before travelling. Visit website,

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

poster for commemorating the First World War exhibition, with pencil drawing of man wearing uniform

Commemorating the First World War

  • 20 October — 1 May 2015

Over the 2014 to 2018 commemoration period one of the cases in RAMM’s Courtyard gallery will show objects from the museum’s collections that reflect life in Exeter and Devon during the First World War. That time is often regarded as one of momentous change for individual people, families and society.

This display explores daily life and hobbies, how the museum responded to the war, and how people chose to remember the fallen.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/commemorating-the-first-world-war

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.

Henry Vaughan: A Reclusive Collector of Art

  • 18 December 2014 — 5 July 2015 *on now

In 1899, at the age of 90, unmarried and with no children,Henry Vaughan bequeathed one of the biggest private collections of art toseveral major British public institutions. What isn't common knowledge was that before this bequest wasmade, Henry Vaughan donated his father's small collection of ethnographicartefacts to the Albert Memorial Museum when it opened its doors to the publicin 1868. In the last four decades, this collection has received much academicattention because of its connection to the second and third voyages of CaptainCook. The display tells the story of Henry Vaughan and the journeyof those objects from the exotic South Sea Islands to Exeter. Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Closed Mondays and bank holidays. Visit website,

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

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

Little Explorer Classes

Little Explorer Classes - April 2015

  • 16 — 30 April 2015 *on now

Thursday 16, 23, 30 April

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 through The Creation Station T 0844 824 4534, M 07925 653942, E erinblake@thecreationstation.co.uk.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

under-5s £5, siblings £2.50

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/little-explorer-classes-thursday-16-april

Image of Exeter War Memorial

Opportunities and Agonies: Local Responses to the Great War 1914-1918

  • 21 April 2015 1:10-2:15am

Historian and writer Dr David Parker will explore the astonishing diversity of local responses to the Great War, especially the huge but often highly controversial contribution of women to the relief of suffering, homing of refugees, raising morale, supporting agriculture and ‘keeping the home fires burning’ under increasingly relentless pressures. He will then examine the legacy of the war, highlighting not only the broken promises but also the enduring welfare reforms.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£5

Local History RAMM Tour

Local History Tour

  • 21 April 2015 11am-12pm

Join a 40-minute tour of the Making History galleries: Exeter and Devon from prehistory to the present.

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-21-april

Rathbones Spring Concert Series: Melvyn Tan, Piano

Rathbones Spring Concert Series: Melvyn Tan, Piano

  • 22 April 2015 From 7:30am

• SCHUMANN: Carnival in Vienna Op.26
• CHOPIN: Ballade Op.38 in F
• CHOPIN: Nocturne Op.9 No.1
• CHOPIN: 'Fantasie' Impromptu Op.66
• LISZT: Sonata in B minor

Rathbones Spring Concert Series
• Wednesday 22 April, Melvyn Tan, Piano
• Wednesday 20 May, Soh-Yon Kim, Violin and Maksim Stsura, Piano
• Wednesday 17 June, Solem Quartet

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.

Admission

Drinks, £2 donation. 7.30pm start. £18 (£16). Three concert series £50 (£44). Patrons 2 for the price of 1.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/rathbones-spring-concert-series-melvyn-tan-piano

WEA Course: Pattern Design for Art, Fashion and Textiles

WEA Course: Pattern Design for Art, Fashion and Textiles

  • 28 April 2015 10am-1pm

Tuesdays 28 April; 5, 12, 19 (not 26)
May; 2, 9, 16 June, 1.30 to 3.30pm

Each week tutor Nicci Wonnacott will look at a different area of RAMM’s collections to inform our understanding of pattern and design. Sketching from the collections, participants will develop ideas through colour and form in the studio and build a portfolio of patterns and textiles designs from which to create new and exciting surfaces.

Course ref: C3525489

Advance bookings from www.wea-sw.org.uk, T 01392 457300

Admission

Course £77 book with WEA, Free for those in receipt of means tested benefit.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/wea-course-pattern-design-for-art-fashion-and-textiles-starts-tuesday-28-april

WEA Course: Drawing from the Museum's Collections

WEA Course: Drawing from the Museum’s Collections

  • 28 April 2015 1:30-5:30pm

By examining some of the Museum’s collections, tutor Nicci Wonnacott, will take a journey, whilst discussing and considering the historical, geographical and creative ideas that tell the story of the object. Participants will then respond through drawing to create a sketchbook and develop mixed media art works. A different area of RAMM’s collections will be featured each week.

Course ref: C3525490
Advance bookings from www.wea-sw.org.uk, T 01392 457300

Admission

Course £52 book with WEA, Free for those in receipt of means tested benefit. Tuesdays 28 April; 5, 12, 19 (not 26) May; 2, 9, 16 June, 1.30 to 3.30pm

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/wea-course-drawing-from-the-museums-collections-starts-tuesday-28-april

Chris Watson in Conversation

Chris Watson in Conversation

  • 29 April 2015 7:30-9pm

A chance to hear Chris Watson in conversation with RSPB’s Tony Whitehead and chaired by Cheryl Tipp from the British Library Sound Archive. Discussion will focus around the art, practice and challenges of wildlife sound recording, the value of sound in connecting people with nature, and the changing nature of our sound environment. Accompanying Ebb and Flow: Seasonal sounds through the Devon Year – An installation by Chris Watson, 28 March to 31 December. There will also be a performance of the installation.

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/chris-watson-in-conversation

WEA Course: Developing Ideas from Drawing from the Museum's Collections

WEA Course: Developing Ideas from Drawing from the Museum’s Collections

  • 29 April 2015

Wednesdays 29 April; 6, 13, 20 May; 3, 10, 17 June, 1.30 to 3.30pm

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 ref C3525492

Advance bookings from www.wea-sw.org.uk, T 01392 457300
Free for those in receipt of means tested benefit.

Admission

Course £52 book with WEA, Free for those in receipt of means tested benefit.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/wea-course-developing-ideas-from-drawing-from-the-museums-collections-starts-wednesday-29-april

WEA Course: Developing Ideas from Pattern design from the Museum's Collections

WEA Course: Developing Ideas from Pattern Design from the Museum’s Collections

  • 29 April 2015 10am-1pm

Wednesdays 29 April; 6, 13, 20
May 3, 10, 17 June, 10am to 1pm


An opportunity to develop sketches and designs into new creations, through design processes. Work through large scale drawings and paintings and develop ideas for paintings, illustrations, fabrics and stitch to create interesting ideas and objects. Sketchbook development will be a key aspect to the success of the course. Tutor Nicci Wonnacott.

Course ref: C3525491

Advance bookings from www.wea-sw.org.uk, T 01392 457300

Admission

Course £77 book with WEA, free for those in receipt of means tested benefit.

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/wea-course-developing-ideas-from-pattern-design-from-the-museums-collections-starts-wednesday-29-april

Chris Watson Dawn Chorus Sound Walk

Chris Watson Dawn Chorus Sound Walk

  • 29 April 2015 From 3:15am

Join Chris Watson on a dawn chorus walk on the edge of Dartmoor and see the world with your ears. The walk starts in the dark and will involve uneven surfaces. It is not suitable for young children or those with limited mobility. Details of when and where to meet and what to wear and bring will be sent to ticket holders after booking. Accompanying Ebb and Flow: Seasonal sounds through the Devon Year – An installation by Chris Watson, 28 March to 31 December.

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

Wednesday 29 April, 3.15am, £12 (£10)

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/chris-watson-dawn-chorus-sound-walk

Mad Hatter's Tea Party - with Carny Villians

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

  • 2 May 2015 8-11pm

Doors 7pm, no age restriction, all standing, bar

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

Saturday 2 May, 8 to 11pm, £8 (£7 early bird)

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/mad-hatters-tea-party-with-the-carny-villians

International Dawn Chorus Day: Tweet with RAMM

International Dawn Chorus Day: Tweet with RAMM

  • 3 May 2015

Listen to the birds singing the dawn chorus and share your thoughts. Does it have a calming and relaxing effect on you? Does it make you smile? No need to be an expert; just share your encounters on Twitter and Instagram. Use #RAMMdawnchorus for your tweets and photos.

Website: www.idcd.info

Admission

Free, online

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/international-dawn-chorus-day-tweet-with-ramm

National Deaf Awareness Week

National Deaf Awareness Week

  • 4 — 10 May 2015

A new addition to RAMM’s BSL signed videos is now available on YouTube. Signed videos introduce the museum and its collections. This new guide has been produced specially for children in conjunction with the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education.

Visit: www.youtube.com/RAMMuseumExeter

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, online

Website

http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/whats-on/national-deaf-awareness-week

The Huguenots in France and Devon

The Huguenots in France and Devon

  • 6 May 2015 1-2pm

Dr Jameson Tucker of Plymouth University discusses protestant Huguenot identity, politics and their subsequent adaptation to life in the southwest of England after fleeing France following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes by Louis XIV in 1685.
Part of the Huguenot Summer 2015 festival.

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/the-huguenots-in-france-and-devon

Exeter Canal below Exeter Cathedral, Arthur Henry Enock 18289-1917 watercolour, about 1890

Quay Views: Exeter Canal and the Exe

  • 9 May — 2 August 2015

First constructed in the 1560s, Exeter’s canal system has been extended and upgraded over the centuries. Now used primarily by leisure craft, the city waterways were once vital to the regional economy. The decline of the West Country wool trade and the arrival of the railways in the 19th century led to a reduction in use. However, sizeable cargoes were still brought up to the quayside even after the Second World War.

For three centuries, visiting and local artists have been inspired by the combination of water and architecture in and around Exeter. RAMM’s Fine Art Collection is now an invaluable visual record of the city before the major redevelopments of the late 20th century.

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/quay-views-exeter-canal-and-the-exe

Stornoway band members

Stornoway

  • 16 May 2015 From 7pm

Across the country museums open their doors for curious night time events. Enjoy the beauty of the Victorian museum in twilight.

This promises to be a special one: Indie folk band Stornoway will play. It's part a nationwide tour to celebrate the release of their eagerly anticipated third album. The band rose to national prominence in 2009 following a haunting performance on 'Later with Jools Holland'. Following this, Stornoway became the first ever unsigned band to play Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage. The success continued with two top 40 albums and globe-trotting sell out shows.

The rest of the museum will open to enjoy.

Support act to be announced

Doors 7 // No age restriction // All standing // Bar

Presented by Cabaret Voltaire

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£13 + booking fee

Website

http://www.undergroundtickets.net/event/694/stornoway-%7C-museums-at-night-at-royal-albert-memorial-museum

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