Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

4.5
#2 of 110 in Museums in Devon
The Gothic revival architecture of Royal Albert Memorial Museum houses such a large collection of art and artifacts that only a small part of it can be exhibited at any one time. This vast collection is divided into four major sectors: world cultures, art, antiquities, and natural history. Two highlights are Percy Sladen's echinoderms and the costume and textile collection, which makes sporadic appearances in the galleries due to the fragility of the fabrics. Ask for a guided tour of the halls to get the backstory on the building and the artifacts housed there. Check out the website under the "Something Extra" tab for quizzes about the museum's collection. These quizzes can be bought at reception, but they can also be downloaded for free prior to your arrival. Plan to visit Royal Albert Memorial Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Exeter attractions using our Exeter trip itinerary website .
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  • Excellent museum with varied exhibits ranging from art to butterflies with a good selection of individual exhibits. A good way to pass a few hours  more »
  • Great little cafe with nice cakes as well as the attractions of the animals and exeter history and fossils  more »
  • We first visited this museum a few years ago and it was excellent then. Revisiting the museum reaffirmed this. A good range of exhibits for a relatively small museum. The information given is a good b...  more »
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  • Beautiful exhibition featuring anthropological artefacts from all over the world. The Egyptian mummy is also very impressive. Some of the Devon history exhibit could be rethought: only so many sets of cutlery can tell us about the past.
  • Great museum. Kids found a lot to look at. Some really interesting exhibits.
  • Excellent museum, we were here for 2 hours but could easily have spent another hour here. Lots of exhibits and very child friendly.
  • Beautiful museum. Great friendly people and some fantastic treasures throughout. Lots for the kids to do. Awesome exhibitions and finely curated galleries.
  • Great way to lose a few hours with my 4 year old. She loves the giraffe and there's plenty of interactive items/activity bits for her to play with. Plus it's free!!
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