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The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

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Main museum undergoing major renovation

Currently there is temporary pop-up exhibition located in the tourist office where the staff are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ronald D
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Lots of artefacts

Find out about Barnstaple and it's surounding areas. Lots of artefacts and children can do acavity... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Candida M
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“local history”(10 reviews)
“stair lift”(6 reviews)
“world war”(6 reviews)
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The Square | Beside the River Taw and not far from Rock Park which is at the end of Taw Vale, Barnstaple EX32 8LN, England
+44 1271 318603
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All reviewslocal historystair liftworld warsea lifetwo floorswell worth a visitnorth devoninteresting exhibitsart potterypre historysituated rightsmall tea roompacked fullbeautiful buildinginformation centrelimited spacefree entry
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Currently there is temporary pop-up exhibition located in the tourist office where the staff are very informative. Presently they are trying to capture loads of local history from all around the area for the next generation to enjoy. Hands on exhibitions for children to enjoy.

Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Find out about Barnstaple and it's surounding areas. Lots of artefacts and children can do acavity sheets.

Thank Candida M
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

I went into the temporary Pop-up to access the Tourist Information and was impressed by the helpful staff (mostly volunteers!). They accessed what I needed straight away & even offered advice. Excellent customer service 😊

Thank loobyloo196
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We were of course disappointed to learn once in town, that the well reputed (large & free as well) Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is undergoing a complete restarting including bote the premises and inclusions. Potential visitors (there's much else in town) are advised...More

3  Thank preglad
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Th museum was very interesting and informative, unfortunately the staff in the museum (also a tourist information center) were not very helpful. I asked them about walks in the area, the lady who answered was obviously more interested in gossiping with the other staff than...More

Thank Tracy A
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We took our 7 year old grandson here on a rainy holiday day. He was most fascinated by the skeleton, and interested in the write up about it. We enjoyed looking round the other exhibits and displays, and then went upstairs to do some Easter...More

1  Thank Christine K
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Great way to spend a wet Devon morning with lively 2 & 4 year old they loved the undersea room and Barney the mechanical elephant the 2 year old spent ages opening the spice drawers and seeing what was inside and the tea shop does...More

1  Thank Jan G
Reviewed 2 April 2018

A small museum with lots of history of the town, and its free as well. The staff were very friendly and helpful and must love their job as they were volunteers.Lovely little cafe there as well.

1  Thank MaryHowells
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Great place to explore and learn new things at. There’s a little tea shop at the end also. Staff are all volunteers so are very passionate too.

Thank popopkat
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit especially as it's free entry. Lots of exhibits to look at especially the skeleton!

Thank pepper1112
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20 November 2017|
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Response from blueberrybelle | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any dogs in there. I can't imagine that they generally would, unless they are hearing dogs or seeing dogs (I'm sorry there is a phrase for those types of dogs but I can't recall it )