Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Royal Albert Memorial Museum
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Exeter's world-class museum has stunning 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. The shop offers hand-picked gifts, unique craft items, books and affordable souvenirs for children. The cafe serves delicious homemade food. Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Closed Mondays and bank holidays. Free Admission. From time to time galleries may be closed for special events; please check before travelling.
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GarySkuse
Bristol, UK823 contributions
Oct 2021
My wife & I visited on Sunday 24th October, It is not open on Mondays. The accessible entrance is right around the back, follow the signs.

There are a wide range of collected items on display, allow 60 to 90 minutes for your visit, that was long enough wearing a mask. Item labelling is mostly OK, reading labels is not easy where light levels are low.

There is no fee for entry, it's worth your time if you're in the area.

I hope you find my review helpful!
Written November 3, 2021
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK1,725 contributions
Mar 2022
The Royal Albert Memorial Museum or RAMM is located in the centre of Exeter. It is just a short walk from Northernhay Park and Exeter Central railway station. There is also an entrance at the rear of the museum into Rougemont Park.

There are lifts from the entrance to all the floors of the museum and there is plenty to see. Some of the exhibits are in separate rooms and it is easy to move from floor to floor. They also have a cafe and a very good gift shop.

It is free to visit but they suggest you make a donation.

Well worth checking out if you are in the area.
Written March 9, 2022
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Dartbound
West Malling, UK204 contributions
Jan 2020
What an interesting museum! Just about the right size for a couple of hours visit & packed with all sorts of interesting exhibitions. We really loved the sea creatures & especially the glass sculptures by Steffen Dam (wish we could afford some). Lovely shop, building and overall experience - thanks!
Written January 20, 2020
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Leah
10 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Planned a trip to Exeter and to go to the museum with our two three year olds. As with most museums we expected there would be a picnic area for them to eat a packed lunch as generally most places to eat out don't have a healthy and varied menu for vegan diets. There unfortunately is no space for picnics here or do their cafe allow young children's packed lunches to be eaten even when purchasing food/drink in addition. Really disappointing and so we subsequently left, as with young children, when it's time to eat it's time to eat! No flexibility despite it being a very quiet day and plenty of space. Rules are rules are rules hey.

Not great for children.
Written March 8, 2022
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CustardVoyager
Dunsford, UK23 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
RAMM contains an eclectic mix of local exhibits beautifully curated in gorgeous surroundings. The museum has excellent sections covering local history, natural sciences, ethnography, and the geology displays are first class. Access is very easy and there are good loos and lots of places to sit down and admire the views. There is plenty to occupy even the youngest children, and exhibits are comprehensively described without being off-putting for adults. This is a first-class museum and I can't recommend it highly enough.
Written January 11, 2022
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Heidi G
London, UK12 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
It’s very close to the central train station. The museum isn’t big but the collections are diversified. From animal to local history and a few pieces of world history. Very compact and well kept. It’s a good way to know the history of Exeter and nature/world history. The shop is good with a variety of artsy and useful items you can purchase. I bought a pair of Dali socks.
Written February 27, 2022
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Kerri
Exeter, UK30 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
A great place to visit in the centre of Exeter. There is a gift shop and a cafe along with so many artefacts displayed and lots of activities for children. It is definitely worth visiting - entry is free!
Written May 1, 2022
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Keith
Totton, UK384 contributions
Mar 2020
This is a fairly medium-sized museum by some standards, but extremely well presented and well stocked with local and international exhibits. There's art galleries too and the inevitable cafe for you to take the weight off your feet.
The numerous staff are on hand to guide you through the museum and answer your questions.
Not just for a rainy day...
Written March 22, 2020
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Claer B
London, UK184 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
An absolute must-see if you’re in Exeter. Free to enter, so even if time is tight, pop in and see the local history collection on ground floor (turn right) - we were v moved by exhibits on the Exeter Blitz. There’s so much more to see (fab natural history collections) and loads of curios. Staff very helpful and informative. Do leave time for the shop which is an absolute gold mine for gifts, jewellery, cards, books and toys for children.
Written February 16, 2020
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Whodwee
Shrewsbury, UK9 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Each time we visit Exeter we usually swing by the RAM to see what's new. They usually have some interesting exhibitions as well as a good range of permanent displays. Good anytime of the year but useful if it starts pouring with rain!
Written February 16, 2020
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