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.

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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.
'Deniecourt Chateau, Estrees' Lithograph, 1917 by Sir David Muirhead Bone

First World War Scenes by Sir David Muirhead Bone

  • 8 May — 19 November 2017 *on now

A small display of works by the artist Sir David Muirhead Bone (1876-1953) depicting evocative scenes from the First World War. 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

Admission

No

'Deniecourt Chateau, Estrees' (1917) Sir David Muirhead Bone

First World War Scenes by Sir David Muirhead Bone

  • 9 May — 19 November 2017 *on now

Courtyard
A small display of works by the artist Sir David Muirhead Bone (1876-1953) depicting evocative scenes from the First World War.
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

Admission

Free entry

Roman coins

The Seaton Down Hoard

  • 1 July — 1 October 2017 *on now

Making History gallery
The Seaton Down Hoard will be on display for the first time in over 1,700 years. The 22,888 Roman coins are one of the most important Roman finds in Britain.
Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and generous donations from Pat and Sally Long, Clinton Devon Estates and many members of the public, the coins have been conserved and will be displayed alongside RAMM’s other Roman objects. The coin hoard is the third largest ever found in Britain. It tells a fascinating story about Devon towards the end of the Roman Empire.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/index.php?s=EXETER_RAMM&p=eventtimes&ev=32712

'Moderate Westerly to South Westerly Winds' 2016 Angie Seaway

Cafe display: Angie Seaway

  • 4 July — 1 October 2017 *on now

Local artist Angie Seaway responds to the Devon landscape and coastline. She applies paint by flicking, pouring, dripping and splashing. She builds up layers using her fingers, cloths and toothbrushes.
Artwork in this exhibition is for sale.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/index.php?s=EXETER_RAMM&p=eventtimes&ev=32713

Collector with her collection of art deco jewellery

What do you Collect? Art Deco Jewellery

  • 11 July — 1 October 2017 *on now

Finders Keepers? gallery
Inspired by a box of her great grandmother’s jewellery, this collector shows off a selection of 1920s necklaces, amassed over the past 40 years.
Display your collection
If you have a collection that you would like to display, email ramm@exeter.gov.uk.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/index.php?s=EXETER_RAMM&p=eventtimes&ev=32710

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

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.
Ancient egyptian tours

Ancient Egyptian Tours

  • 30 September 2017 12-2pm, 2-2:30pm

Saturday 12 August, 12noon and 2pm, ticketed but free.
Join a 30-minute tour of the Ancient Egyptian Collection. Visit the tomb of Shep en-Mut. Tours are limited to 8 people on a first-come-first-served basis. Egyptian Tomb

Admission

ticketed but free

Website

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

Mummy

Ancient Egyptian Activities

  • 30 September 2017 From 11am

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. Under 5s free. Courtyard

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£3, drop in

Lating for beginners

Latin for beginners

  • 18 October 2017 10am-4pm

Meeting Room A
Discover the basics of Latin to decipher the text on the Roman coins found at Seaton Down, which are now on display at RAMM. Learn about great ancient and medieval writers and hear their work read by George Sharpley of the Latin Qvarter.
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

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£45

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/index.php?s=EXETER_RAMM&p=tickets&perfCode=1679&ev=32703

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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