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Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

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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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  • What a fantastic museum with loads to see .animals species of birds lots more well worth the visit and it is free  more »
  • This museum is excellent, a real gem,we loved the Exeter through time exhibit,and also the Giraffe, a very enjoyable visit.  more »
  • I took a class here for an afternoon visit. It was brilliant, wish we could have stayed for the day! Helpful staff, clean and a range of exhibits to see.  more »
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  • Great day out with the family. Lots of informative exhibitions and enough hands on pieces to stop the kids getting bored. Free admission and although there are plenty of places where you can donate you are never pressured into doing so. Excellent location right by train station and minutes away from the heart of Exeter along with all the shops and eateries, meaning it's very easy to make a full days entertainment out of a visit. Has lifts to enable access to all floors so is very buggy / wheelchair friendly. Lockers also available so you don't have to lug around any shopping or other bags too. Very well thought out. Definitely recommend it!
  • We go 8/10 times a year with children or grandchildren. Always something new to see and engage with. Well worth a visit
  • Great museum. Fantastic collection, very informative. Would recommend taking an afternoon to see the whole thing
  • Fantastic museum with a surprisingly wide range of collections for such a small building. Very modern and child friendly.
  • There's always something new to discover for kids and adults. The museum is as much about the collection process as it is the exhibits. It's free and the cafe is good too.