The Burton at Bideford

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The Burton at Bideford aims to be recognised as one of the leading cultural venues within the South West. Synonymous with the most exemplary forms of its practice and attracting a wide range of audiences of all ages from the local and international communities alike it provides the opportunity to access and engage with artists, collections and exhibitions on all levels.

It does this by;

Bringing into the region and initiating exhibitions of significance that enable visitors to see aspects of British and foreign material not represented within its permanent collections.

Collecting, safeguarding and making accessible artefacts and artworks, with specific relation to local artists, local landscape or heritage and local interests.

Putting education at the core of the organisation enabling all our visitors and users to engage with our collections and exhibitions for inspiration, learning, research and enjoyment.

The Burton at Bideford consists of Bideford Museum display area, temporary exhibition spaces, craft gallery, gallery and local gift shop, education space, tourist information and Cafe du Parc.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 11am - 4pm

Admission charges


Collection details

Archaeology, Decorative and Applied Art, World Cultures, Fine Art, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
'Faces' Bethany Gifford, Holsworthy Community College

Annual Schools Exhibition

  • 16 March — 22 April 2019 *on now

Bursting with colour and creativity, the Burton at Bideford Annual Schools Exhibition is a firm favourite.
The exhibition celebrates, nurtures and encourages the talents of young artists aged 5 - 18 who attend schools in the local area - and of course the work by their dedicated teachers.
This engaging exhibition never fails to delight and impress.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children




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.
'The cabin from Bucks Mills Cliff' Mary Stella Edwards, 1965, watercolour

Ackland and Edwards Between the lines part 2

  • 9 March — 22 April 2019 *on now

Artists Judith Ackland and Mary Stella Edwards are synonymous with North Devon. Their cabin, perched above the sea, has been untouched for over 40 years and preserves the secrets of their beautiful artwork.
In 2012 , the Burton at Bideford was entrusted by the Ackland and Edwards Trust with a treasure trove of correspondence, sketchbooks, diaries and photographs, relating to the lives and inspirations of the two painters.
This gave a team of volunteers the monumental task of documenting and digitising the archive.
A continuation of the 2013 exhibition 'Read Between the Lines', this new exhibition reveals more from the Ackland and Edwards archive and also reveals previously unseen paintings of Bucks Mills and the cabin.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly




The Burton at Bideford
Kingsley Road
EX39 2QQ




01237 471455


01237 471455

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.