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Garden entrance will be closed during the day on Saturday 10 December please use Queen Street entrance

Dementia-friendly Exeter & SW

  • Dementia-friendly Exeter & SW

    6 December 2016

    Exeter’s Gina Awad, Lead in the city’s Dementia Action Alliance, won the Champion of the Year Award at the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia-Friendly Awards 2016. RAMM reached the finals for its partnership with Franklyn Hospital, Plymouth won the city community award and Honiton won the rural community award. Leading Exeter’s drive to make it a dementia-friendly […]

  • Renaming Gerald

    25 November 2016

    Gerald, RAMM’s iconic giraffe, has been officially reclassified. Along with all Masai giraffes, he has been elevated to being a distinct species (Giraffa tippelskirchi) rather than a subspecies of the northern giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi). “I was worried when I first heard that Gerald had changed his name” said Senior Collections Officer, Julien Parsons. “He […]

  • Discovering Worlds: Africa

    21 November 2016

    Discovering Worlds: Africa is an ambitious programme of new research, conservation, documentation and re-interpretation of RAMM’s Africa collection to transform the visitor experience. The Africa collection RAMM’s Africa collection is recognised by Arts Council England as having outstanding historical significance. Africa collections with such depth and provenance are rarely found in the UK’s regional museums. […]

  • Exploring Turner’s landscape with Kurt Jackson

    8 November 2016

    Follow in the footsteps of J. M. W. Turner, one of Britain’s greatest landscape artists, and Kurt Jackson, contemporary British artist, and see the Southwest through their eyes. A new, free app will take the adventurous to the exact locations visited by Kurt Jackson when retracing Turner’s travels over 200 years ago. It superimposes Turner’s […]

  • Music Video Filmed at RAMM

    1 November 2016

    Devon’s latest Inde band sensation The Loft Club have released their music video – filmed at RAMM and featuring Gerald Exeter’s iconic giraffe – to accompany their first EP: Heart’s Desire. Singer-songwriter Daniel Schamroth said “RAMM was our dream location for the music video as it’s such visual feast! We are honoured to be the […]

  • New Quay View Added to Collection

    25 October 2016

    A painting of Exeter quay by John Piper (1903-1992), a leading figure in 20th century British Art, has joined the city’s collection thanks to support from the Art Fund, Arts Council England V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends of Exeter Museums and Art Gallery. The painting The Quay, Exeter is the only known art […]

  • RAMM’s Toadstones on the BBC

    21 October 2016

    Toadstones from RAMM’s geology collection will feature in the BBC Radio 4 programme Natural Histories – Toads on Tuesday 25 Oct at 11.00am. Considered precious stones in Tudor times and valued for their magical and medicinal properties, toad stones are even mentioned in Shakespeare’s As You Like It: Sweet are the uses of adversity; Which, like the […]

  • Whatever the Weather Wins Award

    20 October 2016

    RAMM’s Whatever the Weather exhibition has won the Visual Art category of the Devon Performance Awards 2016. Senior Collections Officer and exhibition curator Dr Julien Parsons expressed RAMM’s delight “Nominations came directly from the public so this is recognition that our visitors appreciate the hard work invested in temporary exhibitions.” The exhibition Whatever the Weather […]

  • Sharing the Seaton Down Hoard

    18 October 2016

    Sharing the Seaton Down Hoard has started with a special schools roadshow visiting Plymtree and Honiton last week; the first stops in a nine month tour of the county. The busy programme of associated events includes, visits to schools and community groups, talks, tours, conservation workshops and public events at RAMM. A special Seaton Down Hoard […]

  • Opening soon: The Shop at RAMM

    17 October 2016

    The Shop at RAMM opens on Thursday 27 October. It will offer an exclusive shopping experience inspired by the museum. Hand-picked gifts and unique craft items will sit alongside books and affordable souvenirs for children. Objects for sale in the crafts case will link to current exhibitions and museum objects, including jewellery reflecting the brightly-coloured […]

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