Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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 travel itinerary planner.
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Being local I have been here lots of times, usually with my 6 year old grandchild, its a great way to spend time 'exploring' together, she never tires of looking around and now shows 'me' where things... read more »
As we had some spare time before catching our train home from Exeter Central station we popped in to this museum to have a quick look around. It is a magnificent building and the displays were very we... read more »
Wow. Amazing. We loved our visit. We didn't mean to spend so long here. But it has so much. Toilets (yes we went in as we needed too!!)& storage lockers. (So you can leave all your bags etc, safely) &... read more »
Modern yet traditional, big enough for a couple of hours, lots of interesting things for the kids- and it's free (made a donation though)- what else do you need? Perfect.
Well worth a visit especially as it costs you nothing to learn.
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