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The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

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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
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Andrew B wrote a review Oct 2020
Reigate, United Kingdom13 contributions30 helpful votes
What a great find! We only popped in to buy a card from the gift shop and ended up spending over an hour in the museum. This is a great collection of artefacts, photographs and stories that bring the history, people and industry in the area to life. The volunteers were charming and welcoming and Covid secure measures were taken seriously. The museum is free to visit, although donations are welcome (obviously) The cafe is a must with a great selection of home baked cakes and scones.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Rosie wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom22 contributions28 helpful votes
A real interesting mix of local history and Devon in general. Lots of exhibits to enjoy and at least something to interest everyone I should think. Perfect for a wet day, which it was when we went. The staff were very welcoming and helpful and enjoyed sharing the stories and history of the local area.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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alseward53 wrote a review Feb 2020
Axminster, United Kingdom371 contributions177 helpful votes
Originally built as a private residence this museum although under renovation work is worth a visit. Not a big display but full of local interest and history. Lovely staff who are full of enthusiasm. Liked the little car.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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WorcesterSource7 wrote a review Jan 2020
Worcester, United Kingdom512 contributions226 helpful votes
Despite many short breaks to Barnstaple in recent years, this was the first visit to the Museum. A lovely looking building, housing a variety of exhibits, well laid out over two floors. The history gave a great insight to all manner of local families and businesses. Staff were on hand in most rooms to provide information and answer questions.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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choppingLondon wrote a review Dec 2019
Potters Bar, United Kingdom78 contributions32 helpful votes
Lots of good relevant local history well set out and plenty of variety. Staff were perfectly friendly but not inclined to volunteer information. We visited in early December so it's not as if they were overrun. Hopefully as everyone gets used to the new layout they'll relax and get a bit more chatty. ...we'll be back. Good tea room!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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