Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

4.5
#1 of 6 in Museums in Exeter
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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  • The museum is set out to tell the story of Devon from the Devonian period to the present day and tells the story of how Devon varied in climate through geologic time with the tectonic movements of the...  more »
  • A beautiful museum which has been most attractively and engagingly curated. It is full of unexpected delights.  more »
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  • Excellent coffee, lovely cakes. I noticed that they had miniature cakes for children... excellent idea. Lovely cool spacious cafe, room to ‘breath’. Free internet, lovely. My favourite cafe in Exeter. Not very cheery welcoming servers though.
  • Fantastic museum. Helpful staff, each room is packed full of interesting artifacts and information. Nice little coffee shop. Free entrance to the museum.
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