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“Very Interesting Place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX, England
01392 665858
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Ranked #2 of 43 attractions in Exeter
Type: Museums
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Owner description: Exeter’s world-class museum has stunning new displays and galleries, fabulous exhibitions and modern amenities. The displays reveal Devon and Exeter’s rich history and global connections. Exotic animals, birds and insects delight children and the world cultures galleries display stunning items from all over the world.Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Closed Mondays and bank holidays.Free AdmissionFrom time to time galleries may be closed for special events; please check before traveling
Kingsteignton, England, United Kingdom
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“Very Interesting Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We found the new layout very nice. We were greeted on entering the building and given a map, and were recommended which way to move around the museum to get the most from our visit. The displays are very good and clearly labelled. The ground floor takes you from 400 million years ago up to recent times. The first floor then takes you through natural history, with a collection of big game trophies, butterflies, birds and bugs. Then world cultures, Romans, Egyptians, Aboriginals and more.
The staff were friendly and courteous. The facilities were great with free lockers (£1 deposit) for your bags, plenty of toilets, plenty of lifts including a wheelchair one. The café looked good, but unfortunately was only doing drinks and cakes as they had no chef.
They also provide a "bumble bee bag" on wheels for children to take round with them, and portable seats for older people to carry round and use.

Visited September 2013
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I was worried taking a 9 yr old and12 yr old but overall they enjoyed it, especially the interactive sections and roman stuff as well as Ww2 displays. I really liked the room on various cultures and their dress/ household items. The cafe was good as well. Spent a couple of hours in total. So glad we have this in Exeter.

Visited August 2013
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lazy_kitty
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“Small but Very Good. Free!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Tuck away from the busy high street. Easy to find, just in front of the traffic light to Harlequin. Very good facility for disable n families. Even lockers for u to keep your bag. Clean and modern facilities. Lots of stuff animals on the upper floor. Really amazing and mesmerizing! Close on Monday though. Can easily spend 1-2 hours in there.

Visited August 2013
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant- for free”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Great experience and free of charge. Lots of examples of artefacts found in the local area. Lots of different rooms, with pieces from different eras. Also some very good animals, real size, and very entertaining for my five year old. Worth a visit just to see the stuffed animals!

Visited September 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“Variety is the name of RAMM's game!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

As an Exeter local, I have been to the museum a few times since it reopened, and have found something new to enjoy exploring each time.

It does exceptionally well at providing a fascinating history of the city as a great starting point - something that would be interesting for locals and tourists alike.

The times I have been there it has housed fantastic national exhibitions, such as the Wildlife Photography of the Year exhibition. It's very easy to loose yourself for hours in this home of history and culture in Exeter city centre.

My favourite exhibition? The giraffe, the elephant...and the harpsichord, of course!

Visited April 2013
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