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.
A painting of the coast, including old fashioned boats, people and cliffs.

Exeter's Fine Art Collection: A Sense of Place

  • 18 June 2019 — 15 March 2020 *on now

Be transported to lands both near and far in this evocative exhibition which explores the theme of place. It features important works from RAMM’s fine art collection from the 18th century to the late 20th century.
Artists through the centuries have sought to capture the characteristics that make a place special and unique.
In the 17th and 18th centuries many artists travelled to Italy as a part of their Grand Tour. They were drawn by the promise of illustrating an ideal classical landscape influenced by antiquity. Artists such as Thomas Patch migrated to Italy making a living from painting views of Florence and Tivoli. The exhibition also features important paintings by Francis Towne and Samuel Prout.
Later works chart the 19th-century development of the modern landscape with the emergence of Impressionism and its emphasis upon painting outdoors from nature. Works such as Frederick Goodall’s painting Pastoral Scene near Cairo, Evening highlight the development of the 19th-century Orientalist painting tradition that saw western artists depicting aspects of the eastern world.
20th-century works include Aubrey William’s vibrant oil painting Bonampak (number 17) with elements of abstract expressionism. Works by Albert Moulton Foweraker are also featured, exploring the effect of light upon the landscape.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4119

A fine art landscape painting of the coast populated with people, the sea and sailing boats.

Exeter's Fine Art Collection: A Sense of Place

  • 18 June 2019 — 15 March 2020 *on now

Be transported to lands both near and far in this evocative exhibition which explores the theme of place. It features important works from RAMM’s fine art collection from the 18th century to the late 20th century.
Artists through the centuries have sought to capture the characteristics that make a place special and unique.
In the 17th and 18th centuries many artists travelled to Italy as a part of their Grand Tour. They were drawn by the promise of illustrating an ideal classical landscape influenced by antiquity. Artists such as Thomas Patch migrated to Italy making a living from painting views of Florence and Tivoli. The exhibition also features important paintings by Francis Towne and Samuel Prout.
Later works chart the 19th-century development of the modern landscape with the emergence of Impressionism and its emphasis upon painting outdoors from nature. Works such as Frederick Goodall’s painting Pastoral Scene near Cairo, Evening highlight the development of the 19th-century Orientalist painting tradition that saw western artists depicting aspects of the eastern world.
20th-century works include Aubrey William’s vibrant oil painting Bonampak (number 17) with elements of abstract expressionism. Works by Albert Moulton Foweraker are also featured, exploring the effect of light upon the landscape.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4119

Nomads in their dwellings in a vast landscape.

Nomads: Homes on the Move

  • 13 July — 6 October 2019 *on now

Enter into the tented home of a nomadic Moroccan Berber and let the distinctive smell of camel-hair wool transport you to another world.
See photographs and films showing how an estimated 30 to 40 million nomadic people in the world today have adapted to life in often harsh environments around the globe. Whether living in fixed, mobile or temporary homes, nomads share a life of movement. The exhibition shows the variety of responses through the architecture of their lives.
From the tundra to the tropics, in the seas, deserts and across the plains diverse nomadic lifestyles are under threat. The effects of climate change, the encroachment of sedentary populations and competition for natural resources are all taking their toll. Nomads is a record of ancient cultures and modern adaptations.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4125

Five birds flying in the sky in tandem.

Birds without borders

  • 20 July — 3 November 2019

Birds without borders explores the incredible feats of migration some birds must achieve in order to survive and breed. A playful mix of art, science and social history reveals why some migrant birds such as the swallow and cuckoo have found a place in our hearts, art and culture, both here and in their winter homes abroad.
This family-friendly exhibition features birds from all over the world. Many spend at least some of their time here in the UK either in your garden or at the water’s edge. Learn how to survive as a migrant bird and how to tell whether the starlings in your garden are really ‘yours’. Look up to enjoy a new work by contemporary artists Heinrich and Palmer. And of course, no exhibition on migration would be complete without a magnificent albatross.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4124

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.
A family dressed in animal onesies imposed on a green screen image of a safari landscape.

Looking the part: wildlife photo call

  • 13 August 2019 10:30am-3:30pm

Go wild this summer at RAMM! Roar like a lion, leap like an antelope or flap your wings like a bird. Decide which animal you'd like to be from our selection of costumes for both children and adults. Once your pack is complete, choose a background from our collection of green screen locations and strike an animal pose.
Have a number of photos taken on your own or as a group and we will email them to you. If you have your own camera, don't forget to ask one of our volunteers to take some photos for you.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • Any age

Admission

£1, drop in, pay on arrival

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=38012

A close-up of a Nightjar bird.

Nightjar Walk on Dartmoor - with the RSPB and RAMM

  • 20 July 2019 9:15-10:30pm

Join the Dartmoor Moorland Bird Project Advisor Fiona Freshney, Natural England’s Reserves Manager for the Dartmoor National Nature Reserves Albert Knott and RAMM Collections Officer Holly Morgenroth on an evening Nightjar walk on Dartmoor.
You will meet at the Lower car-park Trendlebere Down (SX784793) and start your evening exploring the landscape before heading out in search of the crepuscular Nightjar. Enjoy learning about these elusive birds from Fiona. Albert will talk about how the management of the heathland benefits Nightjars and Holly will discuss the relevance of them to RAMM's bird collection.
Please bring a torch and wear footwear with a good tread, as well as clothing appropriate for the weather conditions. Binoculars would also be beneficial if you have them, as well as something to sit on as there may be some time spent sitting still and listening.
Please note this event is weather dependant. RAMM will contact you in advance if the forecast means the event cannot go ahead.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£5

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=tickets&perfCode=2969&ev=4131

Toby Buckland in a garden holding a planter of flowers, greenhouse in the background.

A garden for the birds: an evening with Toby Buckland

  • 25 July 2019 6-8pm

Join Toby Buckland, best known for presenting BBC Gardeners’ World and coverage of RHS Chelsea Flower Show, as he talks you through the do's and don'ts when making feathered friends, home-grown bird food, safe and healthy habitats and plant and bird partnerships.
Toby writes regularly for Amateur Gardening magazine and has penned five gardening books, including Flowers: Planning & Planting for Year-Round Colour. He is known for his horticultural insight, irreverence and passion for plants - the love of which he shares at his annual Garden Festival at Powderham Castle and every Sunday 9am to midday via the wireless on BBC Sounds and BBC Radio Devon.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£12, (£10 early bird until Thu 11 Jul)

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=tickets&perfCode=2970&ev=4132

A family dressed in animal onesies on a green screen image of a safari landscape.

Looking the part: wildlife photo call

  • 30 July — 13 August 2019

Tue 30 Jul, 6 and 13 Aug, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30 to 3.30pm, £1. Drop-in. Pay on arrival
Go wild this summer at RAMM! Roar like a lion, leap like an antelope or flap your wings like a bird. Decide which animal you'd like to be from our selection of costumes for both children and adults. Once your pack is complete, choose a background from our collection of green screen locations and strike an animal pose.
Have a number of photos taken on your own or as a group and we will email them to you. If you have your own camera, don't forget to ask one of our volunteers to take some photos for you.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£1, drop in, pay on arrival

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=38012

One adult, one boy and one girl in the forest starting a fire.

The Alchemy of Fire: fire-making with Wildwise

  • 31 July 2019 10am-12:30pm

For a joint ticket with ‘A home from home: shelter building with Wildwise’, £16, please contact Garden Reception.
Come and bear witness to an extraordinary moment in human history - the day we discovered fire! An informative and entertaining demonstration of how it was done, an extraordinary event in our common past.
Join this hands-on session and practice your fire-making skills, guided by the experts from WildWise
(Suitable for children 11+)

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

£10
For a joint ticket with ‘A home from home: shelter building with Wildwise’, £16, please contact Garden Reception.

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4133

A young boy in a forest holding thumbs-up in front of a den made out of logs.

Home From Home: Shelter building with Wildwise

  • 31 July 2019 1:30-4pm

For a joint ticket with ‘The alchemy of fire’ - £16, please contact Garden Reception
Whether you are 5 or 75 there is nothing like making a den, a place to call home, deep in the woods. But dens aren’t just for fun, they are one of the most important wilderness skill you can learn. Join us to learn a range of den-making techniques you can take away and use in the woods near home or further afield.
Suitable for ages 5+

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 11-13

Admission

£10
For a joint ticket with ‘The alchemy of fire’ - £16, please contact Garden Reception

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4134

Two young girls working on a crafts project.

Flights of Fancy: imaginative bird models

  • 1 August 2019 10:30am-3:30pm

Have fun making bird models inspired by our 'Birds without Borders' exhibition. See what takes your fancy; choose from different designs and materials to create a feathered friend. Children can choose between traditional origami, or paper folded, birds, colourful feathered clay creations or beautiful felt and cloth designs.
Make a model to take home and one to add to our giant mobile creation, which will be flying over the cafe.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£3, drop in, pay on arrival

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4135

An illustration of two birds in flight.

Birds of Exeter: A Guided walk

  • 1 August 2019 7:30-9pm

See and learn about the surprising number of fascinating birds found around Exeter City Centre. Linked to RAMM's Birds Without Borders exhibition, this walk will explore gardens and locations around the city and take a closer look at the summer migrants featured in the exhibition as well as the many other bird species that have made the city their home. Evenings are a good time to listen to bird song, listen closely and your expert guide will help you to remember some of the different songs and calls.
Your guide for this walk will be Mike Langman, professional bird illustrator and birdwatcher. The walk will cover approximately 1-1.5 miles on mostly footpaths, including some moderate gradients. The pace of the walk will be slow with regular stops and should take around an hour and a half.
Meet outside Garden Reception - Please bring with you a pair of binoculars if you have them and wear suitable clothing for the weather.
Why not also book onto Mike's Autumn Dusk Watch on Sat 26 Oct.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£8

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=tickets&perfCode=2973&ev=4136

A family dressed in animal onesies imposed on a green screen image of a safari landscape.

Looking the part: wildlife photo call

  • 6 August 2019 10:30am-3:30pm

Go wild this summer at RAMM! Roar like a lion, leap like an antelope or flap your wings like a bird. Decide which animal you'd like to be from our selection of costumes for both children and adults. Once your pack is complete, choose a background from our collection of green screen locations and strike an animal pose.
Have a number of photos taken on your own or as a group and we will email them to you. If you have your own camera, don't forget to ask one of our volunteers to take some photos for you.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 0-4
  • Any age

Admission

£1, drop in, pay on arrival

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=38012

Behind the scenes

Behind the Scenes Tour: More in Store

  • 7 August 2019 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.
Meet in the Courtyard

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£5

Website

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

Laura Goose smiling and holding a blue children's illustrated book

'Hello Goose!' Children's workshop with author Laura Wall

  • 7 August 2019 10:30-11:30am

Join award-winning artist Laura Wall for an exciting storytelling and creative workshop featuring the star of her world renowned book series ‘Goose’.
Laura will be reading one of her stories ‘Wild Goose’ as well as leading a singing session. You will have the opportunity to design a book cover for a Goose adventure of your own and learn how to draw the famous character.
Included in the ticket price is a signed copy of ‘Wild Goose’ for you to take home.
Ideal for children aged 4 to 7 years old.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10

Admission

£7

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=tickets&perfCode=2974&ev=4137

One woman and one young boy participating in a crafts activity

Relocation Relocation: Make a Mini Nomadic Dwelling

  • 8 August 2019 10:30am-3:30pm

Be inspired by our 'Nomads: homes on the move' exhibition and have a go at making a model dwelling of your own. Might it be a Berber tent, mesolithic house, yurt, goahte, tupiq or choom? Have a go at making one of our examples or design and create a home of your own.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£3, drop in, pay on arrival

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4138

One woman holding a toddler, watching a carnival.

RAMM at Dawlish Celebrates Carnival

  • 10 August 2019 10am-4pm

Visit the RAMM stall on ‘Dawlish Celebrates Animals’ day, as part of Dawlish Celebrates Carnival week from 10 to 16 Aug. The pretty seaside resort of Dawlish bursts into life every year with its action-packed week long carnival full of traditional fun, colour and excitement. Come to the RAMM tent for free family-friendly games and activities on the theme of migrating animals, touch and see real museum objects and catch a glimpse of our giant monarch butterfly!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • Any age

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4139

A medieval carving of a face.

Local History 60-minute tour

  • 13 August 2019 2-3pm

Join a 60-minute tour of the Local History collection. Explore the archaeology of Devon from prehistory, the Roman conquest and medieval times through to Exeter during the Second World War. Learn about the Tudors and Stuarts. Listen to the story of the Hedgeland Model of Exeter and much more.
Meet in the Courtyard

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£5

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=22334

One girl and one boy painting a picture of a taxidermy owl.

Bronze Arts Award in a week

  • 13 — 17 August 2019

Suitable for young creatives aged 11 to 14. Price includes Arts Award Bronze activity booklet, all materials and the final certificate.
Be inspired, create your own objects and designs, find out about artists and makers and share skills to achieve a Bronze Arts Award at RAMM. Work with various artists and experiment with materials to create your own artworks inspired by Philip Henry Gosse’s accurate scale drawings of sea life and attractive chalk and collage art pieces.
Bronze Arts Award is a Level 1 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and a perfect stepping stone from the Explore Arts Award level. It is also a creative and fun way to find out about RAMM and its collections!
Each young person will collect evidence for their Bronze Arts Award in an individual art sketchbook to show their experiences of:
• Actively participating in a couple of different art forms at RAMM
• Attending at an arts event as an audience member
• Researching the career and work of an artist
• Sharing an arts skill with others
Each day will offer something different, from traditional art forms such as sketching to digital art.
Up to 12 spaces available.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Admission

£120, 5 day course, includes all materials

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=tickets&perfCode=2975&ev=4141

Three people banging on a traditional African drum.

Feel the Beat: African Drumming Workshop

  • 14 August 2019 10am-3pm

For an £8 joint ticket with the Indian drumming on Wed 28 Aug, please contact Garden Reception.
Join a vibrant, positive and lively drumming session that’s great fun for all the family.
Feel the beat, learn some rhythms and explore the power of music as we delve into the cultures of West Africa and get hands-on with djembe and dun dun drums. In Africa, drumming is part of life, and is used for many occasions such as family and community celebrations, official events and as an accompaniment and inspiration for people working. Combine your new-found drumming skills with bells, shakers, body percussion and even a spot of singing for a fun-filled session for young and old.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • Any age

Admission

£5

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4140

Two young girls enjoying a crafts session.

Flights of Fancy: imaginative bird models

  • 15 August 2019 10:30am-3:30pm

Have fun making bird models inspired by our 'Birds without Borders' exhibition. See what takes your fancy; choose from different designs and materials to create a feathered friend. Children can choose between traditional origami, or paper folded, birds, colourful feathered clay creations or beautiful felt and cloth designs.
Make a model to take home and one to add to our giant mobile creation, which will be flying over the cafe.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

£3, drop in, pay on arrival

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4135

Shep En Mut

Ancient Egyptian Tour

  • 16 August 2019 12-2:30pm

Join a 30-minute tour to explore our Egyptian collection and visit the tomb of Shep en-Mut.
Learn about the gods, religion and objects from everyday life, such as amulets, make-up and jewellery. Visit Shep en-Mut and view her cartonnage and coffin. Hear Shep en-Mut's story, learn about canopic jars, shabtis and much more.
Meet in the Courtyard.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 5-6
  • 16-17
  • 11-13
  • Any age

Admission

£2.50

Website

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

Up-close image of Shep-En-Mut's sarcophagus.

Ancient Egyptian activities

  • 16 August 2019 11am-2:30pm

Experience Ancient Egypt and help with the mummification of Shep en-Mut. Have a go at the addictive game of Senet. Join the Scribe School and learn how to write hieroglyphs. Courtyard

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£3 per child, U5s and adults free

Website

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

A boy playing a game.

Game World

  • 20 August 2019 10:30am-3:30pm

Tired of Monopoly? Bored of scrabble? Fed up with Twister? RAMM is reinvigorating the world of gaming this summer. Featuring a selection of games from around the world and across the ages, young and old can play, ponder and puzzle.
Games are an integral part of all world cultures and some specialists even think the playing of games launched our ancestors’ development of language, law, war, philosophy and art. From the so-called ‘Hounds and Jackals,’ possibly played by nomadic cattle herders 4,000 years ago, to the mythical significance of Ancient Egyptian Senet and the Mesoamerican ball game, to the 5,000 year old Persian origin of Backgammon or the Indian development of chess, the playing of games is a central and unifying aspect of the human race.
Drop into RAMM’s courtyard to sample a selection of games such as Dutch Sjoelbak, African mancala, Chinese mah-jong, Roman tabula and ancient Egyptian senet and learn about their great migration through time and space.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

£1, drop in, pay on arrival

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4143

A man in the midst of a storytelling performance for a crowd of families.

Tales from the tent: nomadic storytelling

  • 20 August 2019 10:30am-3:30pm

Nomads are storytellers and their fireside tales journey with them as they travel across the deserts, forests and mountains in which they live. Join us beneath the canvas of a real Berber tent in our 'nomads' exhibition to hear traditional tales from around the world.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 0-4
  • 14-15

Admission

£3 per session

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4142

One woman and two children in a forest building and making a fire.

The Alchemy of Fire: fire-making with Wildwise

  • 21 August 2019 10am-12:30pm

For a joint ticket with ‘A home from home: shelter building with Wildwise’, £16, please contact Garden Reception.
Come and bear witness to an extraordinary moment in human history - the day we discovered fire! An informative and entertaining demonstration of how it was done, an extraordinary event in our common past.
Join this hands-on session and practice your fire-making skills, guided by the experts from WildWise
(Suitable for children 11+)

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Admission

£10

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4133

A boy in a forest holding thumbs-up in front of a den made from wooden logs.

Home From Home: Shelter building with Wildwise

  • 21 August 2019 From 1:30pm

For a joint ticket with ‘The alchemy of fire’ - £16, please contact Garden Reception
Whether you are 5 or 75 there is nothing like making a den, a place to call home, deep in the woods. But dens aren’t just for fun, they are one of the most important wilderness skill you can learn. Join us to learn a range of den-making techniques you can take away and use in the woods near home or further afield.
Suitable for ages 5+

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Admission

£10

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4134

The outside of the RAMM, a Victorian gothic building

Explore the Museum Tour

  • 22 August 2019 11am-12pm

Discover objects and stories with our tour guide. Meet Gerald the giraffe, find out about the samurai armour, listen to the story behind the totem pole and visit the bird and insect galleries. Finish your tour with local history, from the first settlers in Devon to the Second World War. This one-hour tour is a great way to get an overview of the museum before going on to explore for yourself.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£5

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4106

One woman and one young boy participating in a crafts activity.

Relocation Relocation: Make a Mini Nomadic Dwelling

  • 22 August 2019 10:30am-3:30pm

Be inspired by our 'Nomads: homes on the move' exhibition and have a go at making a model dwelling of your own. Might it be a Berber tent, mesolithic house, yurt, goahte, tupiq or choom? Have a go at making one of our examples or design and create a home of your own.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£3, drop in, pay on arrival

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4138

A young boy playing a game.

Game World

  • 27 August 2019 10:30am-3:30pm

Tired of Monopoly? Bored of scrabble? Fed up with Twister? RAMM is reinvigorating the world of gaming this summer. Featuring a selection of games from around the world and across the ages, young and old can play, ponder and puzzle.
Games are an integral part of all world cultures and some specialists even think the playing of games launched our ancestors’ development of language, law, war, philosophy and art. From the so-called ‘Hounds and Jackals,’ possibly played by nomadic cattle herders 4,000 years ago, to the mythical significance of Ancient Egyptian Senet and the Mesoamerican ball game, to the 5,000 year old Persian origin of Backgammon or the Indian development of chess, the playing of games is a central and unifying aspect of the human race.
Drop into RAMM’s courtyard to sample a selection of games such as Dutch Sjoelbak, African mancala, Chinese mah-jong, Roman tabula and ancient Egyptian senet and learn about their great migration through time and space.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£1, drop in, pay on arrival

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4143

A man during a storytelling performance in front of a crowd of families.

Tales from the tent: nomadic storytelling

  • 27 August 2019 10:30am-3:30pm

Nomads are storytellers and their fireside tales journey with them as they travel across the deserts, forests and mountains in which they live. Join us beneath the canvas of a real Berber tent in our 'nomads' exhibition to hear traditional tales from around the world.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£3 per session

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4142

Burmese statue of a Buddha

World Cultures Tour

  • 28 August 2019 2-3pm

Join a 60-minute tour to explore RAMM's World Cultures galleries which contain objects exploring the indigenous people and cultures of the Pacific Ocean, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Many of these items are very rare.
The objects on display were mainly acquired in the 19th century by mariners, travellers, traders and missionaries, especially those serving in the British Empire as soldiers and colonial administrators.
Today, RAMM participates in broad discussions about how and why these objects came to Exeter, and this tour examines the themes of cultural and social awareness, ceremony, trade, exploration and colonisation through the history of these intriguing objects.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£5

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=22336

A man holding and playing a traditional Indian drum

Feel the Rhythm: Indian Drumming Workshop

  • 28 August 2019 10am-3:30pm

For an £8 joint ticket with the African drumming on Wed 14 Aug, please contact Garden Reception.
Join an Indian drumming workshop that combines high-energy performance with engaging and exciting participation that’s great fun for all the family, young and old.
Feel the rhythm and be immersed in a traditional musical art form that stretches back many thousands of years. Learn how to use traditional Indian drums, such as the Dohl, and fall into rhythms that are tied to dance, song, and even ritual and myth, while finding out about the history and culture of India.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4144

Two young girls taking part in a crafts activity.

Flights of Fancy: imaginative bird models

  • 29 August 2019 10:30am-3:30pm

Courtyard
Have fun making bird models inspired by our 'Birds without Borders' exhibition. See what takes your fancy; choose from different designs and materials to create a feathered friend. Children can choose between traditional origami, or paper folded, birds, colourful feathered clay creations or beautiful felt and cloth designs.
Make a model to take home and one to add to our giant mobile creation, which will be flying over the cafe.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£3, drop in, pay on arrival

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4135

A blue neon sign in the word 'art'

Art – investment or decoration

  • 10 September 2019 2:30-4:30pm

A lively panel debate looking at trends within the art market, the influence of critics and collectors, global versus local factors, the internet and the art market, and ethics in the art world.
Panel members will include Bonhams fine art auctioneers; Angela Yarwood, Director of Brook Gallery, an independent commercial art gallery; Ian Cook, independent dealer; and Julien Parsons, Senior Collections Officer, RAMM.
Camilla Hampshire, Exeter’s Museums Manager and Cultural Lead, will be in the chair and there will be audience participation throughout, so come prepared to join in the discussion with your questions and comments.
Tea/coffee and cake included
With thanks to Bonhams for their contribution to the refreshments.
Gallery 20

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£13 (Friends and students £10)

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=tickets&perfCode=2955&ev=4128

Shep en Mut

Ancient Egyptian Tour

  • 21 September 2019 12-2:30pm

Join a 30-minute tour to explore our Egyptian collection and visit the tomb of Shep en-Mut.
Learn about the gods, religion and objects from everyday life, such as amulets, make-up and jewellery. Visit Shep en-Mut and view her cartonnage and coffin. Hear Shep en-Mut's story, learn about canopic jars, shabtis and much more.
Meet in the Courtyard.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2.50

Website

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

Shep en Mut

Ancient Egyptian activities

  • 21 September 2019 11am-2:30pm

Experience Ancient Egypt and help with the mummification of Shep en-Mut. Have a go at the addictive game of Senet. Join the Scribe School and learn how to write hieroglyphs. Courtyard

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£3 per child. U5s and adults free

Website

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

The outside of RAMM, a Victorian gothic building.

Explore the Museum Tour

  • 24 September 2019 11am-12pm

Discover objects and stories with our tour guide. Meet Gerald the giraffe, find out about the samurai armour, listen to the story behind the totem pole and visit the bird and insect galleries. Finish your tour with local history, from the first settlers in Devon to the Second World War. This one-hour tour is a great way to get an overview of the museum before going on to explore for yourself.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£5

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=4106

Two young women wearing gloves analysing an object.

Translating clothing - Chinese-speaking tour

  • 27 September 2019 3:20-4:20pm

Curator Tony Eccles teams up with language specialists from the University of Exeter to explore the hidden codes in the museum’s textile collection. Join them for a tour of the World Cultures gallery, followed by an exclusive behind-the-scene tour of the ethnography store as they interpret signs of identity in fashion from cultures all over the globe. Booking advised as spaces are limited.
Part of University of Exeter's Translation Festival

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Free, booking advised

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=tickets&perfCode=3040&ev=4150

The curator of ethnography holding a large, blue printed textile.

Translating clothing - Arabic-speaking tour

  • 27 September 2019 1:20-2:20pm

Curator Tony Eccles teams up with language specialists from the University of Exeter to explore the hidden codes in the museum’s textile collection. Join them for tour of the World Cultures gallery, followed by an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the ethnography store as they interpret signs of identity in fashion from cultures all over the globe. Booking advised as spaces are limited.
Part of the University of Exeter's Translation Festival.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Free, booking advised

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=tickets&perfCode=3039&ev=4149

More in store

Behind the Scenes Tour: More in Store

  • 28 September 2019 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.
Meet in the Courtyard

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£5

Website

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

Two young girls drawing.

Saturday Arts Award Club

  • 28 September — 16 November 2019

Tickets £72 for 6 Sat mornings (price includes Explore Arts Award logbook, certificate and badge).
A weekly Sat morning club for children aged 8 to 11. Explore different art activities, meet real artists and make your own creations using the museum galleries and handling objects for inspiration. Each week will offer something different, from traditional art forms such as sketching and painting to digital art.
Over the six weeks you will achieve your Explore Arts Award, a nationally recognised Entry Level (Entry 3) qualification in the Arts. http://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=2301
All materials are provided. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy!
Price includes Arts Award Explore logbook, certificate and badge.

For more information on Arts Award at RAMM please visit our website: https://www.rammuseum.org.uk/young-visitors/arts-award/explore-arts-award
In partnership with Daisi

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Tickets £72 for 6 Sat mornings (price includes Explore Arts Award logbook, certificate and badge).

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=tickets&perfCode=2984&ev=4145

Kate Humble in front of a dutch barn

Kate Humble - Living with Nomads

  • 1 October 2019 6:30-9pm

As part our year of Migration we are delighted to welcome Kate Humble to RAMM. Kate will be talking about her experiences of time spent with nomadic people as part of her ‘Living with Nomads’ series filmed for the BBC.
Kate Humble is a presenter and author who has been presenting programmes and writing articles and books for the last twenty years. Her latest credits include Yellowstone: Wildest Winter to Blazing Summer, Back to the Land, Curious Creatures and Extreme Wives with Kate Humble all for BBC Two, Animal Park for BBC One Daytime, The Royal Welsh Show 2018 for BBC One Wales and BBC Four and Wild Things for Sky One. Her latest book 'Thinking on My Feet.: The Small Joy of Putting One Foot in Front of the other' is out now.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£18 (£16 early bird until 17 Sep)

Website

https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=tickets&perfCode=3038&ev=4148

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery
Queen Street
Exeter
Devon
EX4 3RX
England

Website

RAMM's home page

http://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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