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Royal Albert Memorial Museum

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Address: Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX, England
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+44 1392 265858
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Exeter's world-class museum has stunning new displays and galleries,...

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 Admission. From time to time galleries may be closed for special events; please check before traveling.

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Just putting the W in wonders

A STRATOFAB place! The staff is just grand, the Museum has a life of its own, the activities are smart, the utilities very good, the food quite sumptuous and well priced, the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A STRATOFAB place! The staff is just grand, the Museum has a life of its own, the activities are smart, the utilities very good, the food quite sumptuous and well priced, the attractions just superb and the variety of collections just makes you appreciate the wonders of what a more than incredibly cool thing a Museum can be! Knowing much... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Exeter Museum near Central Station is a favourite with children Entry is free, animals, dressing up, and history of Exeter are particularly popular

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This small, quirky museum in the heart of the City Centre wasn't voted the best museum in the UK in 2012 for nothing. It is interesting for all age groups, fascinating facts, intriguing exhibits, which are changed and refreshed regularly, a cracking café and polite and helpful staff. A number of exhibits relate to the history and culture of Exeter,... More 

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The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Free to enter and well worth a visit if you have an hour or two to kill in Exeter city centre. It's on two floors, the top floor has a few (stuffed) animals, a giraffe, elephant, tiger, birds, polar bear etc which appeal children who don't always appreciate museums.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I hate seeing galleries full of dead animals, it reminds me how humans have driven so many species to extinction, exploited and hunted them cruelly and ruined natural habitats. It's not necessary to present animals as exhibits, with technologies available now interactive displays can be just as effective. What a shame.

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Thornton-le-Moor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I particularly enjoyed the history of exeter rooms. Luckily I know exeter very well but it needs a map showing the streets where the various finds were found. Some good interactive parts for kids ( and adults)!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Architecturally viewed this should not work; a diverse mixture of very new red and concrete bolted onto a building, that was a source of civic pride in the late 1870s. But it does work/; still uncertain how and why, nor how planning permission was obtained. Inside tghe museum the curators have fought a largely winning battle with some very unfashionable... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since the refurbishment a few years back the museum has become a major attraction in Exeter, and often has really interesting exhibitions. The cafe is really nice too.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely morning out, the children found it very exciting and loved every moment of it! You learn so much about our history as well

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not a small building but there's so much to see inside, and the general quality and quantity of exhibits were excellent.

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