Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum
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Fully refurbished after a multi-million 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.

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This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

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

Admission charges

RAMM entry is free.

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.
Post Eleven Speaking, oil on canvas, about 1941-1942 by Leighton Hall Woolatt

Exeter’s Fine Art: Modern

  • 12 September 2017 — 29 April 2018 *on now

This diverse selection features two works by the British Pop Art movement artist Brian Rice which are shown for the first time, having been gifted to RAMM through the Art Fund. Other works include Barbara Hepworth’s remarkable figurative drawing Preparation, Leighton Hall Woolatt’s Post Eleven Speaking and Patrick Heron’s Two Vermilions, Green and Purple in Red.
RAMM’s art collection is rich and varied. It consists of over 7,000 paintings, prints, drawings, watercolours, miniatures and sculptures, dating from the 1400s to the present day. The collection includes donations from individuals, bequests and purchases. The display changes to show a range of RAMM’s artworks.
RAMM’s fine art collection can be explored online at: http://bit.ly/RAMMFineArt.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=32704

A small black and red lady's accessory

Keeping up Appearances

  • 21 November 2017 — 20 May 2018 *on now

Courtyard
On the Home Front during the First World War, women were encouraged to maintain a positive outlook and to dress well, especially when men returned from posts overseas. This small display will showcase a selection of pretty, decorative accessories worn for days out or for evening occasions.
Part of a four-year programme commemorating the First World War led by the Imperial War Museum this small changing display focuses on RAMM’s collections and the First World War’s impact on the South West.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=34457

People at Pride celebrations in Exeter

What do you collect? Exeter Pride

  • 10 April — 1 July 2018 *on now

Memorabilia collected over 10 years of Exeter Pride – the city’s annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) communities – illustrates a decade of change and progress. The rainbow of objects includes t-shirts, wristbands and event programmes.
Display your collection
Do you have a collection that you would like to exhibit? E ramm@exeter.gov.uk

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=38002

Teenage girl photographing an exhibit from the event

Machina: young people’s digital art

  • 17 April — 1 July 2018 *on now

During the project young people have created digital art including gif animations, digital paintings and installations using apps, smartphone technology, coding and other digital techniques alongside traditional media such as painting and printmaking. Some of the artworks were inspired by objects in RAMM’s collection.
See http://www.machinafestival.wordpress.com for details on the project, and the Machina festival taking place at RAMM and Exeter Phoenix on Sunday 22 April.
Funded by Daisi with an Arts Council England grant.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=38003

Jim Wileman at an exhibition

Behind the scenes at the museum

  • 20 April — 2 May 2018 *on now

We gave Jim a ‘backstage pass’ to see how RAMM’s exhibitions are put together, to observe curators at work and see the delicate conservation work in the labs. He went on the roof with the Building Services Officer, watched the meticulous cleaning of the galleries, and visited the museum storage to see some of the many objects which are not currently on display.
This exhibition is a chance to see the museum from a different viewpoint, and to celebrate RAMM, its collections and its people.
Photo walk
Join photographer Jim Wileman on a photo walk round Exeter on Fri 25 May, 10.30am to 1pm. Tickets can be purchased here. (Link to event page)

Suitable for

  • Any age
Bold colourful text reading Alfies night out accompanied by an illustration of a sparrow

Alfie's Night Out

  • 20 April — 2 September 2018 *on now

Children’s book illustrator Victoria Byron has created a new book especially for RAMM’s 150th anniversary. Alfie is a sparrow who sits amongst the other birds in the gallery. One night, when the visitors have all left, something magical happens: the museum comes alive and Alfie goes exploring.

Victoria has created colourful illustrations of some of the museum’s well known objects, as well as a few that aren’t always spotted by visitors. The book takes children on a wonderful tour of RAMM.
The exhibition includes original illustrations from the book as well as Victoria’s sketchbooks, showing her inspiration and creative process.
Young visitors can create their own stories around characters from the book with our special puppet theatre. In another quiet corner, children can explore some of the books that their parents and grandparents read when they were young

Alfie’s trail
Pick up a leaflet from reception and follow Alfie to find out more about the museum objects in the book.
Meet Alfie’s creator
To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, join Victoria Byron the book's creator for Alfie's Explorers' Party on Sun 29 April 11am to 12.30pm in Gallery 22. (Add link to event page)

Suitable for

  • Any age
One of the paintings from the exhibition

Exeter's Fine Art Collection: Childhood

  • 8 May — 18 November 2018

Before the Enlightenment, children in art appeared as miniature adults. This is reflected in works such as James Gandy’s Matthew Pear, Sword Bearer of Exeter, and his Brother Philip Pear and Richard Cosway’s striking painting of Master Carew. Victorian works by Kate Greenaway such as The Stick Fire and The Garden Bench place emphasis upon childhood innocence and romanticism.
A key painting of this exhibition will be Age of Innocence by Joshua Reynolds, one of the most famous painters of the 18th century. This work is on loan from Plymouth City Museum as part of their ‘Art on Tour’ loan programme whilst the museum is closed for redevelopment.
Join the curator
Book your tickets for a curator-led tour of the exhibition on Thu 24 May, 1 to 2pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Gerald Laing, Sandra from the series Baby Baby Wild Things, 1968. Screenprint Circ.672-1968. Collection: Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Pop Art in Print

  • 12 May — 26 August 2018

Vibrant, sexy and very much of the moment, Pop Art reflected a fascination with the iconic status of celebrities and brands. Pop artists recognised the potential of prints to communicate ideas quickly and cheaply, creating art which both mirrored and critiqued the American Dream.
Drawing from the V&A's outstanding collection of Pop Art graphics, this is the V&A's first exhibition of Pop Art prints. Bringing together over 70 works by more than 30 artists, it offers a comprehensive and exciting view of artists working in this style from the 1960s to the early 2000s. Inspired by commercial graphics and popular culture, the movement generated an innovative and prolific culture of printmaking.
Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Books, prints and gifts celebrating Pop Art are available from the Shop at RAMM.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£4.50

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=37995

360 degree shot of the RAMM's entrance gallery

Exeter in ceramics and RAMM in 360 degrees

  • 24 — 26 May 2018

Drop by to see a display of ceramics which has been inspired by objects in the museum’s collections. Working with ceramicist Emily Parr, emerging disabled artists from CEDA (Community Equality Disability Action) have created the work following visits to RAMM to seek inspiration.
Other members of CEDA have created 360 degree digital views of the museum and the process of creating the ceramics. Visitors are invited to view these through headsets.
This event is part of Art Week Exeter (AWE) which is the annual city-wide art festival. The programme of exhibitions and activities showcases the work of local artists as well as those who are nationally and internationally renowned.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=38005

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.
Child participating in an arts and crafts activity

Little Explorers

  • 29 May 2018 10:30-11:30am

Art and craft activities inspired by RAMM's collections. Parents, grandparents and carers can enjoy quality time with their little ones in a friendly environment.
For under 5s and their families.
Book tickets directly from www.bookwhen.com/thecreationstationexeter.
T 0844 8244534 / 07925 653942

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Admission

£6 (Siblings £4)

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=22331

Image of a Mummy Tomb from the collection

Ancient Egypt: Tours

  • 30 June 2018 12-2:30pm

Learn about the background to the collection and visit the Tomb of Shep en-Mut. Each tour is limited to 8 people on a first come first served basis.

Suitable for

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

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=22402

Mummy

Ancient Egypt: Activities

  • 30 June 2018 11am-3pm

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.

Under 5s free.
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

£3

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=22401

Behind the scenes tour

Behind the Scenes Tour: More in Store

  • 16 May 2018 2-2:50pm
  • 20 June 2018 2-2:50pm

Take a 50-minute behind the scenes tour. See some of the reserve collections and find out more about the conservation, display and storage of objects. If you are a wheelchair user please call 01392 265858 before booking tickets.
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
  • Family friendly

Admission

£5

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=22335

Orchestra in action

EMG Symphony Orchestra: a celebratory concert for RAMM's 150th anniversary

  • 28 April 2018 7:30-9pm

As part of RAMM's 150th celebrations, EMG Symphony Orchestra performs a programme of music reflecting the museum's collections. Musical Director, Leo Geyer, conducts music including 'Pictures at an Exhibition' by Mussorgsky, and extracts from the film soundtrack of 'Night at The Museum'. The orchestra also plays 'Der Freischütz' Overture by Weber, which was played at the opening of RAMM, Vaughan Williams's 'Wasps' Overture, and excerpts from Saint-Saëns's 'Carnival of the Animals', reimagined by Leo Geyer.

Retiring collection in support of RAMM's Development Trust

Book tickets online: www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/432682
EMG Website: www.emgsymphonyorchestra.org
Box Office (Exeter Tourist Information Centre): 01392 665885.
50% discount available for students on selected tickets

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10 to £16

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=38007

RAMM exterior

Museum Full Site Tour

  • 28 April 2018 11am-12pm
  • 6 June 2018 2-3pm

Take a 50-minute behind the scenes tour. See some of the reserve collections and find out more about the conservation, display and storage of objects. If you are a wheelchair user, please call 01392 265858 before booking tickets.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Free but ticketed

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=17768

Illustration depicting Alfie the Sparrow

Alfie's Explorers' Party

  • 29 April 2018 11am-12:30pm

Join Victoria Byron the creator of Alfie’s Night Out, the new picture book about Alfie the sparrow’s after-dark adventures around the museum. Find out how Victoria created her beautiful images and ask questions about what inspired her. Get a sneak beak at the exhibition, create your own illustrations and listen to a reading of the book by Conor Magee, who wrote the story.
The book Alfie’s Night Out is available for purchase with a 20% discount off the £7.99 price, for those attending the launch. Victoria will be signing copies of the book.
Alfie’s trail: Pick up a leaflet from reception and follow Alfie to find out more about the museum objects in the book.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=37997

Visitors handling an object (a spear) from our Africa gallery

Discovering Worlds: Africa displays and behind-the-scenes tour

  • 1 May 2018 2-3pm

Join us for a one-off special gallery and behind the scenes tour to celebrate the opening of RAMM's new Africa World Cultures display. Find out about the new objects on show from our Curator of Ethnography and learn how galleries are re-designed. The tour includes a unique opportunity to explore the World Cultures store and go behind the scenes to view some rarely-seen artefacts.
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

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=38019

People participating in the Pride march

Exeter Pride

  • 12 May 2018 12:30-6pm

Exeter’s 10th annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender+ (LGBTQ+) communities features citywide events, the popular rainbow flag parade from St Sidwell Centre to Exeter High Street and outdoor activities amid a friendly carnival atmosphere. Supporters are invited. Daytime events are family-friendly and include activities for children, young people and adults. Come to the RAMM tent for family activities, dressing up, and a chance to handle museum objects.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=38057

Image of Dr. Tristram Hunt

V&A: Embracing the Past, Preserving the Future

  • 22 May 2018 7-8pm

Dr. Tristram Hunt, director of the V&A, discusses how the V&A’s founding commitment to art, education and industry continues to define the museum today.
Tracing its genesis from its Victorian roots, Dr Hunt explores the birth of the institution we now know. He considers how the V&A’s British, Germanic, Indian and Oriental origins produced a world-class collection which can be used to debate our cultural heritage today.
In a time of Brexit, Netflix and artificial intelligence, Dr Hunt sets out some of the challenges and opportunities that the museum world now faces.
In association with Art Fund Devon Fundraising Committee.
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

  • 18+

Admission

£15 (Early bird £12 to Tues 1 May)

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=37767

Llŷr Williams

Hawksmoor Celebratory Concert Series: Llŷr Williams

  • 23 May 2018 7:30-9:30pm

A regular performer at the Gilmore Keyboard Festival in the USA, in 2016/17 Llŷr Williams made his debuts at the Washington Performing Arts Series, Da Camera in Houston and Portland Piano International. He also recently completed a three-season long complete Beethoven Piano Sonata Cycle at the Wigmore Hall and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, as well as a Beethoven concerto cycle with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. 2017-2018 includes the start of a five-recital exploration of the late works of Schubert in Cardiff, and debuts at the Belfast International Festival of Chamber Music, the Union College Concert Series, New York and the Friends of Chamber Music Kansas City as well as his concerto debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and his Russian recital debut in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. Llŷr Williams is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he is also artist-in-association. He is also artist-in-residence at Galeri Caernarfon and the Cowbridge Music Festival.
This is the first concert in the celebratory concert series 2018. The series continues on Tue 19 June with Ella Rundle, cello and John Paul Ekins, piano, followed by the Consone Quartet on Wed 11 Jul.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Series £60 (£45), single £22 (£17)

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=38060

Visitors being shown around a RAMM gallery

Dementia-friendly tour of the World Cultures galleries

  • 23 May 2018 10:30am-12:30pm

A friendly and relaxed tour of the World Cultures gallery, with its re-designed display of objects connecting us with peoples around the globe. We will be celebrating Dementia Awareness Week.
Our dementia-friendly activities are suitable for people with mild to moderate memory problems, who must be accompanied by a friend, relative or carer. Each visit begins with refreshments. An illustrated information sheet is available to take home and carry on the conversation.
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. Numbers are limited to ensure the best possible experience so please book in advance to guarantee your place. Tickets can be obtained online, by phone or in person. There is limited disabled parking; please book a space if you need one.
Contact us about group rates or more information: T 01392 265305, E ruth.gidley@exeter.gov.uk, www.rammuseum.org.uk/getting-involved/participation/living-each-season

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£15 (includes companion)

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=38253

One of the paintings from the exhibition

The changing face of childhood: a curator-led tour of RAMM's fine art collection

  • 24 May 2018 1-2pm

The exhibition focuses on the changing face of childhood from the 17th to 20th century explored through RAMM’s fine art collection. Discover the evolution of childhood portraiture as we examine works by James Gandy and Richard Cosway, where children are as depicted as miniature adults. Later 19th-century family portraiture by James Leakey reveals a shift in focus, characterised by tender relationships with an emphasis upon the child as an individual.
A key painting of this exhibition will be Age of Innocence by Joshua Reynold’s, one of the most famous painters of the 18th century. This work is on loan from Plymouth City Museum as part of their ‘Art on Tour’ loan programme whilst the museum is closed for redevelopment.
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 early bird)

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=38001

Photographer Jim Wileman

Exeter photo walk with Jim Wileman

  • 25 May 2018 10:30am-1pm

Join photographer Jim Wileman on a photo walk round Exeter. Learn how he engages with his subject, sets up a shot and makes the image come to life. Chat about equipment and techniques while practising taking your own photos.
This event is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced photographers who would like to pick up new tips. Bring your camera, whether it’s state-of-the-art DSLR or your mobile phone.
Jim Wileman’s exhibition ‘Behind the Scenes at RAMM’ is in Gallery 21 from 20 April to 2 May and in the Cafe from 3 Jul.
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

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£8 (£6)

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=37999

Children holding masks they made during our workshops

World Cultures mask-making

  • 30 May — 2 June 2018

Celebrate our re-designed World Cultures galleries by making a mask inspired by our collections from around the globe, one continent at a time.
Wednesday: Africa, Thursday: Asia, Friday: Americas, Saturday: Oceania.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£3

Children being told a story

Storytime in the Gallery

  • 30 May — 2 June 2018

Snuggle up in the World Cultures gallery and listen to guest readers tell stories from around the world. Complementing our mask-making activities, we will travel to a different continent each day:
Wednesday: Africa, Thursday: Asia, Friday: Americas, Saturday: Oceania (approx 20 mins per session)

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 0-4
  • 7-10

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=38017

Phil Creek in the midst of drawing within a field

Annual Drecki Lecture: A Life in Art

  • 6 June 2018 6:30-7:30pm

Phil Creek, Honorary Academician and Chair of The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts, will provide insights into his life-long passion as artist and teacher. Phil will not only share his work as a painter, art teacher and Devon County Art & Design Adviser, but also his experience leading and exhibiting with The South West Academy. His talk will focus on his major children’s exhibitions with Exeter Cathedral, The Eden Project and The Millennium Dome, and his own, more recent paintings based on the landscapes of Devon and beyond.
The Annual Drecki Lecture is organised by the Friends of RAMM (registered charity 306649) in conjunction with the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts. www.exeter.gov.uk/friends, email: friends@exeter.gov.uk
The South West Academy owes a great debt of gratitude to Zbigniew Drecki, the painter and philanthropist from Warsaw and former Auschwitz prisoner, and his wife Jo Drecki. The Drecki Memorial Lecture was established to honour the artist’s memory.
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

£9

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=37768

artifact from our collections

Conference: Representing Africa in British museums

  • 8 June 2018 10:15am-5pm

Objects from the African continent were initially acquired by traders, political officers, explorers, scholars, and missionaries. How well does this material represent Africa? We explore this question in a conference of multi-disciplinary talks, with internationally-renowned curators and academics of African collections in Britain.
Speakers listed in alphabetical order:
Exploring donors, uncovering collections, and transforming displays: the Africa collection at RAMM - Mr Tony Eccles (Curator of Ethnography, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter)
Representing (South) Africa in the British Museum: the art of many nations - Dr John Giblin (Head of Africa Section, Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, British Museum)
Representing African Islam in British Museums - Professor Timothy Insoll (Al-Qasimi Chair in African and Islamic Archaeology, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter)
Rearrangements and Re-evaluations of the African Collection at Liverpool’s World Museum, 1895 to 2018 - Dr Zachary Kingdon (Curator, Africa Collections, World Museum, Liverpool)
Kente Trade: African Choices and British Museums - Dr Malika Kraamer (Independent Curator and Researcher)
The Rehabilitation of the Fetish - Professor John Mack (The Sainsbury Research Unit, Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, University of East Anglia)
Manchester Museum’s Cross Disciplinary Approach to Representing Africa - Mr Stephen Welsh and Dr Campbell Price (Curators of Living Cultures and Egypt and Sudan, The Manchester Museum, University of Manchester)
Re-collecting the Missionary Road: Excavating Collections from a South African Contact Zone - Dr Chris Wingfield (Senior Curator [Archaeology], Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge)
African Collections in the National Museum of Scotland - Dr Sarah Worden (Senior Curator, African collections, Department of World cultures, National Museums Scotland)
Putting the ethnography back into ethnography galleries: Redisplaying African collections in the new World gallery at the Horniman - Dr Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp (Curator of Anthropology, Horniman Museum, London)
In association with the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies and part of
RAMM's 150th anniversary celebrations.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=37093

Illustration of the exterior of the RAMM building

A Cracking Museum

  • 13 June 2018 6:30-8pm

Alan Caig, former Head of Leisure and Museums for Exeter City Council, will recount the story of RAMM's many phases and extensions, illustrated by photographs taken during its refurbishment, 2008-2011. Join us as we look down holes and through cracks and wonder how the building lasted so long in the first place.
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, friends@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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£9

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=37769

Cellist Ella Rundle

Workshop with Ella Rundle for Cellists

  • 19 June 2018 5-6pm

Hawksmoor Investment Management supporting aspiring musicians.
Join a masterclass with Ella Rundle and pick up some top tips on your technique and find out how to improve your performances. Bring your instrument. Suitable for Grade 5 and above. Four places available.
Cellist Ella Rundle performs as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the UK and Europe. Ella studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Louise Hopkins. She completed her Masters degree in 2014 at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, studying with Konstantin Heidrich. Ella has won prizes in competitions including the Israeli International Music Competition (2012), and the concerto competition at the ISA festival, Vienna (2009). She was also chosen for the Tillett Trust Young Artist Scheme (2013/2014) and gave her Wigmore Hall recital debut in November 2013 to critical acclaim.
Hawksmoor investment management, supporting aspiring musicians.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=38064

Cellist Ella Rundle

Hawksmoor Celebratory Concert Series: Ella Rundle, cello, John Paul Ekins, piano

  • 19 June 2018 7:30-9:30pm

Ella Rundle performs as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician throughout the UK and Europe. Having studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Louise Hopkins, Ella has won prizes in competitions such as the Israeli International Music Competition, 2012 and the concerto competition at the ISA Festival, Vienna, 2009. She was chosen for the Tillett Trust Young Artist Scheme, 2013-14 and gave her recital debut at Wigmore Hall in November 2013 to critical acclaim.
Alongside Wigmore Hall, Ella has performed in various prestigious classical music venues in London and the UK including the Barbican and Snape Maltings. She has toured extensively throughout Europe including France, Denmark and Istanbul and played on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and various other European radio stations. Ella has been invited to play in festivals such as Viana, Portugal, where she has performed alongside artists including Peter Donohoe and Jean-Guihen Queyras. As a concerto soloist Ella has appeared with orchestras such as the New English Concert Orchestra, the Spirit of Europe Orchestra and the Corelli Ensemble.
Grade 5+ musicians can join a masterclass with Ella Rundle - 5 to 6pm, £10
This is the second concert in the celebratory concert series 2018. The series continues on Wed 11 Jul with the Consone Quartet.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Single £22 (£17), series £60 (£45)

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=38061

Visitors in the midst of our workshop

Dementia-friendly art-making in the museum

  • 21 June 2018 10:30am-12:30pm

Focusing on portraits, we will use cameras and camera phones. Equipment will be provided but bring your own phone if you like.
Our dementia-friendly activities are suitable for people with mild to moderate memory problems, who must be accompanied by a friend, relative or carer. Each visit begins with refreshments. An illustrated information sheet is available to take home and carry on the conversation.
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. Numbers are limited to ensure the best possible experience so please book in advance to guarantee your place. Tickets can be obtained online, by phone or in person. There is limited disabled parking; please book a space if you need one.
Contact us about group rates or more information: T 01392 265305, E ruth.gidley@exeter.gov.uk, www.rammuseum.org.uk/getting-involved/participation/living-each-season

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£15 (including companion)

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30728

Presenter David Olusoga

David Olusoga: Black and British

  • 22 June 2018 7:30-8:30pm

Historian and BBC Civilisations presenter, David Olusoga, celebrates RAMM’s new Africa display and re-opened World Cultures galleries with a timely look at the long relationship between the British Isles and the peoples of Africa.
Drawing on new genealogical research, original records, and expert testimony, this story reaches back to Roman Britain and travels through the medieval imagination. Olusoga illuminates the black British history that is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation, and how the great 19th-century industrial boom was built on American slavery. He brings to life Elizabethan ‘blackamoors’ and the black Britons who fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of both World Wars. It is not a singular history, but one that belongs to us all.
Arrive early for a bar and book-signing opportunity.
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

£18, Early bird £16 until 1 Jun

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=37766

Kids exploring our World Cultures gallery

Discovering Worlds: Family-friendly Africa displays and behind-the-scenes tour

  • 23 June 2018 2-3:30pm

Join us for a one-off special family friendly gallery and store tour to celebrate the re-opening of RAMM's Africa World Cultures display. See African artefacts close up with our Curator of Ethnography, find out about new objects on show and explore the World Cultures store where rare and fascinating objects are held. Limited space available.
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

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=38018

Image depicting children visiting our stall at the Respect Festival

Exeter Respect Festival

  • 30 June 2018 12-7pm

Visit our stall at Exeter's annual celebration of cultural diversity. The festival presents two days of free live music and performance, stalls offering children’s activities, information about local groups and institutions, fairtrade and crafts for sale, food and a friendly atmosphere.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=38055

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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