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  • Artist Joy Gregory to work with RAMM on transatlantic slave trade project

    4 December 2019

    RAMM has commissioned a work by acclaimed contemporary artist Joy Gregory. The piece will be…

  • Making a better future this Giving Tuesday

    2 December 2019

    This International Giving Day (Tuesday 3 December) we are looking at the different ways you…

  • Securing our heritage this Giving Tuesday

    30 November 2019

    We want to say thank you to our supporters this International Giving Day (Tuesday 3…

  • Handle with Care

    22 November 2019

    Devon young carers display their photography at RAMM. Handle with Care is a photography exhibition…

  • National Lottery supports a resilient RAMM

    20 November 2019

    RAMM has received a grant of £94,800 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The funding…

  • #ThanksToYou – Special tours for National Lottery players

    18 November 2019

    #ThanksToYou Thanks to National Lottery players, over £30million goes to good causes each week. To…

  • An evening celebration of Exeter City of Literature

    12 November 2019

    RAMM Lates on Friday 6 December is a celebration of the written and spoken word.…

  • RAMM’s Minecraft wins archaeology award

    8 November 2019

    The Society for Museum Archaeology awarded RAMM the Collaborative Partnership Award 2019 for Minecraft. The…

  • Exeter Living Local Art Show 2020

    30 October 2019

    Groups are invited to prepare artworks inspired by RAMM and its collections for the 2020…

  • Student Wednesdays at RAMM

    23 October 2019

    Come and claim your discount Whether you are interested in art, history or science, you…

  • Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of RAMM’s Centenary Exhibition

    22 October 2019

    On Thursday 17 October staff, Friends and members of the public got together for a…

  • Exeter-born artist commemorated: Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619)

    16 October 2019

    A blue plaque was unveiled in the Guildhall Shopping Centre yesterday to commemorate the death,…

  • Partnership with the University of Exeter

    23 September 2019

    Experts from RAMM and the University of Exeter are celebrating the start of a major…

  • RAMM recruits first-ever youth panel

    6 September 2019

    RAMM is forming a youth panel to help shape the museum’s exhibitions and events programme…

  • Photography at RAMM: new discoveries, new directions

    30 August 2019

    A first-ever, comprehensive review of the photographs in RAMM’s collections has revealed their importance and…

  • Delve deeper with new half-day courses

    28 August 2019

    RAMM has launched a new and exciting programme of half-day courses. They are designed to…

  • Happy 200th birthday Albert!

    23 August 2019

    Please join all of us at the museum in wishing a happy birthday to RAMM’s…

  • You did it! You saved the Dawlish Hoard for Devon!

    8 August 2019

    Thank you. You’ve saved the Dawlish Hoard for Devon! The full £12,000 required to buy,…

  • The final push: help share the Dawlish Hoard

    1 August 2019

    Your help has saved the Dawlish Hoard for Devon! Only the final 5% is now…

  • The sundial and the pirate’s costume

    24 July 2019

    The surprising tale of a student, a volunteer, a pocket sundial and a pirate’s costume…

  • Become a Summer Explorer this holiday at RAMM

    10 July 2019

    Summer Explorers is back! RAMM’s popular programme of family activities returns for a second year.…

  • Mrs Treadwin’s Lace album with historic samples now online

    9 July 2019

    Samples from Mrs Treadwin’s lace album are now available online. You may have seen the…

  • Enter RAMM’s Summer Explorers Competition!

    8 July 2019

    The Summer Explorers competition is now closed. The winner will be contacted by email during…

  • Exeter leads the skills revolution

    1 July 2019

    RAMM has teamed up with Exeter College to pioneer the provision of the latest technical…

  • Hidden painting discovered

    12 June 2019

    Conservators have uncovered an exquisite watercolour by the Devonian artist Albert Moulton Foweraker (1873-1942). The…

  • RAMM shortlisted for Exeter Business Award

    20 May 2019

    RAMM has been shortlisted for Tourism and Hospitality Business of the Year at this year’s…

  • Exmouth Art Group wins Local Art Show

    9 May 2019

    Winner of the Local Art Show 2019, Exmouth Art Group will display their work in…

  • Art groups compete at RAMM

    4 April 2019

    Three Devon art groups are competing for the 2019 Devon Live Local Art Show: Exmouth…

  • Exmouth Art Group

    4 April 2019

    Exmouth Art Group is one of three groups competing in the Devon Live Local Art…

  • Teignmouth Art Society

    4 April 2019

    Teignmouth Art Society is one of three groups competing in the Devon Live Local Art…

  • Topsham Art Group

    4 April 2019

    Topsham Art Group is one of three groups competing in the Devon Live Local Art…

  • Beastie bags are here

    3 April 2019

    New beastie bags are ready for Easter holiday visitors. Small enough for 2 to 6…

  • RAMM is for romance

    25 March 2019

    RAMM is home to a million thoughts but Adam only had one on his mind…

  • Save the Dawlish Hoard

    19 March 2019

    RAMM has launched a fundraising campaign to buy, conserve and interpret the Dawlish Hoard. This…

  • See RAMM’s Women Artists on Google Arts

    14 March 2019

    Art lovers world-wide can now visit RAMM’s current exhibition of fine art by women artists.…

  • RAMM wins platinum award

    12 March 2019

    RAMM won the top accolade at the 2019 Exeter Living Awards. The museum won the…

  • Bryony Gillard awarded artist commission

    27 February 2019

    Southwest-based contemporary artist, Bryony Gillard, will create a new artwork inspired by RAMM’s collections. Gillard…

  • Play with pattern this half term

    15 February 2019

    Fun for children and adults alike, this treasure hunt – or should that be giraffe…

  • Miss Linter, Victorian shell collector extraordinaire

    13 February 2019

    The scientific importance of the 15,000 exotic land snail shells donated to RAMM by enigmatic…

  • New Art Commission: Preston Street Union

    31 January 2019

    RAMM today announced a new programme of work with artists living in Exeter. Preston Street…

  • RAMM nominated for two Exeter Living Awards

    31 January 2019

    Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) has been nominated in two categories…

  • RAMM Lates: the ultimate evening’s entertainment

    18 January 2019

    A new programme of after-hours events at RAMM combines music, performance, dance, food, drink and…

  • New offer – Arts Award for schools & groups

    10 January 2019

    RAMM is now offering Arts Award Discover for schools, youth groups or after school clubs.…

  • Kolkata collaboration

    4 January 2019

    Recent research revealed that 17 of RAMM’s botanical drawings are by three of the most…

  • New Finds Liaison Officer at RAMM

    17 December 2018

    Lucy Shipley is the new Finds Liaison Officer for Devon. She is based in RAMM…

  • Shop Discount for RAMM Members

    29 November 2018

    Just in time for Christmas shopping – join RAMM membership now and get 20% off…

  • National Lottery players – #ThanksToYou

    27 November 2018

    RAMM is delighted to be able to join with other heritage organisations to collectively say…

  • New Artist Commission

    26 November 2018

    RAMM is offering an exciting opportunity for a contemporary visual artist based in the South…

  • RAMM wins Silver in Devon Tourism Awards

    23 November 2018

    RAMM has won Silver in the 2018 Devon Tourism Awards for Large Attraction. The museum,…

  • Indian artists revisited

    5 November 2018

    Researchers in Exeter and India have revealed that 17 Indian natural history paintings in RAMM’s…

  • RAMM in Devon Tourism Awards finals

    9 October 2018

    RAMM has been shortlisted for the Devon Tourism Awards in the Large Attraction of the…

  • Defend Exeter – the video game

    5 October 2018

    Defend Exeter is a video game for Windows, based on Roman Devon. It was developed…

  • Devon Voices – the website

    5 October 2018

    A new Devon Voices website lets you explore Devon’s unique First World War history and discover…

  • RAMM Welcomes Royal Visitor

    26 September 2018

    This week RAMM was honoured by a visit from Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal,…

  • Join RAMM’s new online membership scheme

    20 September 2018

    RAMM has launched a free, online membership scheme to help connect with its audiences, understand…

  • Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated at RAMM

    18 September 2018

    Exeter’s Hindu Cultural Centre members and guests started their Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations with a beautiful…

  • Exeter Culture Director Lara Goodband moves to a new role as Curator of Contemporary Art at the RAMM

    7 September 2018

    Lara will be joining the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in October, in the role…

  • Portrait of an African travels to Sao Paulo

    31 August 2018

    RAMM has loaned the painting Portrait of an African to the Museum of Art Sao…

  • A new Time Trail app for the museum

    16 August 2018

    RAMM has created a new Time Trail app for iPhone. The new trails app gives…

  • Ladysmith saved

    25 July 2018

    Lucy Kemp-Welch’s monumental painting In Sight! Lord Dundonald’s Dash on Ladysmith will feature in the…

  • Devon Museums’ collections online

    18 July 2018

    Discover a selection of Devon Museums’ collections. Devon Museum Group have joined South West Collections…

  • Presenting Philip Reeve: Competition at RAMM

    13 July 2018

    Fans of the children’s author Philip Reeve are competing for the chance to help host…

  • RAMM’s Turner Flying High

    3 July 2018

    RAMM has flown the Turner watercolour, Buckfastleigh Abbey, to Japan for the touring exhibition: Turner…

  • New British Sign Language (BSL) videos

    27 June 2018

    New British Sign Language (BSL) videos will help Deaf visitors enjoy the galleries and displays…

  • Winner of the Face-Off Competition

    22 June 2018

    “I’m delighted to congratulate the winner of the Face-Off Competition, Dan Dickens, whose item brought…

  • National Insect Week 2018

    18 June 2018

    Whether you think they are creepy crawlies or beautiful bugs, National Insect Week brings to…

  • The 1868 Australian Cricket Tour and its Devon links

    12 June 2018

    In May 1868, the first Australian cricket team arrived in England for a tour of…

  • Gillian Ayres artwork added to Exeter’s collection

    4 June 2018

    RAMM has acquired a 2011 artwork by pioneer abstract artist Gillian Ayres. Gillian Ayres (1930-2018)…

  • Call for entries: Local Art Show 2019

    24 May 2018

    Art groups and societies from Exeter and the surrounding area are invited to submit their…

  • Award Success for the Shop at RAMM

    17 May 2018

    The Shop at RAMM has won the ‘Best Shop (with turnover under £500K)’ in the…

  • From America with love – Widgery watercolour wings its way home

    11 May 2018

    Mike and Marj Harman have donated the F.J. Widgery watercolour The Moors, West Tavy Cleave,…

  • Wedding fashions at the County Show

    11 May 2018

    As the royal wedding approaches, Shelley Tobin, RAMM’s Curator of Costume, has been looking into…

  • RAMM receives major Arts Council funding

    9 May 2018

    RAMM has received funding from the Arts Council worth £527,191 a year. The four-year funding…

  • Explore the Roman City of Exeter in Minecraft

    2 May 2018

    Download the map and visit the Roman City of Exeter with Minecraft. This is a great…

  • The Bedwyr Williams Face-Off

    27 April 2018

    RAMM’s latest competition invites you to put your best face forward and win the chance…

  • Digital art for a new generation

    18 April 2018

    An exhibition of digital art at RAMM and a joint festival with Exeter Phoenix this…

  • New artist commission: Bedwyr Williams

    16 April 2018

    To celebrate 150 years of opening to the public, RAMM has commissioned new work from…

  • RAMM joins Google Arts & Culture

    11 April 2018

    RAMM has joined Google Arts & Culture, an exciting initiative by the Google Cultural Institute…

  • Africa redisplayed

    20 March 2018

    The World Cultures galleries, currently being refurbished, are set to open on 1 May 2018…

  • RAMM celebrates 150th anniversary

    14 March 2018

    A carnival of the animals in Exeter City Centre, a new children’s book and a…

  • BBC Civilisations

    7 March 2018

    From the first marks on cave walls made forty thousand years ago, to the art…

  • The Shop at RAMM in Exeter Living Awards Finals

    28 February 2018

    RAMM is extremely happy to announce that The Shop at RAMM has been chosen as…

  • South West Tourism Awards Success

    2 February 2018

    RAMM have been awarded two Bronzes in the 2017/18 South West Tourism Excellence Awards; Large…

  • Curate a digital collection

    25 January 2018

    South West Collections Explorer has a new feature to curate a digital collection. The Visitor…

  • Make a Roman Mosaic

    12 January 2018

    Have you looked at the Catherine Street Roman Mosaic in the museum and wanted to…

  • Exeter’s Roman Fortress in Minecraft

    21 December 2017

    Discover Exeter’s Roman Fortress in Minecraft this Christmas Simply download the map and explore Exeter’s Roman…

  • Tudors put turkey on the menu

    20 December 2017

    Are bones discovered under an Exeter street from the first turkey dinner in England? Bones…

  • RAMM in South West Tourism Awards finals

    12 December 2017

    RAMM has been shortlisted as one of the finalists in the South West Tourism Awards…

  • Gold success in Tourism Awards

    24 November 2017

    Devon Tourism Awards 2017 announce that RAMM has won the coveted gold award for Large…

  • RAMM voted Devon’s Favourite Museum

    21 November 2017

    RAMM has won the Favourite Museum or Historical Attraction Category in the prestigious Primary Times…

  • Clocking up awards

    7 November 2017

    The sounds of RAMM’s chiming clocks have won the prestigious Platinum Koestler Award 2017. Nicholas…

  • RAMM Family Favourite

    2 November 2017

    Exeter Baby Activities has awarded RAMM Top Attraction in their Family Favourite Awards 2017. The…

  • Double Elephant wins Art Show

    26 October 2017

    The votes have been counted and, by a small margin, Double Elephant has won the…

  • RAMM in Tourism Awards finals

    19 October 2017

    RAMM has reached the finals in three categories of the Devon Tourism Awards 2017: Access…

  • Vote for your favourite art group

    16 October 2017

    Vote now and see your favourite art group display their work at RAMM in the…

  • Breastfeeding celebration at RAMM

    5 October 2017

    Breastfeeding mothers converged on RAMM this morning to see the winning painting in the BP…

  • Exeter’s Fine Art heads to York

    26 September 2017

    A haunting anti-war picture from Exeter’s Fine Art collection will feature in an exhibition at…

  • Wayward Art Group – Local Art Show 2017

    25 September 2017

    Wayward Art Group is the fifth of the five shortlisted entries for the Local Art…

  • Topsham Art Group – Local Art Show 2017

    24 September 2017

    Topsham Art Group is the fourth of the five shortlisted entries for the Local Art…

  • Exe Artists and Creatives Hub (EAACH) – Local Art Show 2017

    23 September 2017

    Exe Artists and Creatives Hub (EAACH) is the third of the five shortlisted entries for…

  • Double Elephant – Local Art Show 2017

    22 September 2017

    Double Elephant is the second of the five shortlisted entries for the Local Art Show…

  • Dartmoor Photographers – Local Art Show 2017

    21 September 2017

    Dartmoor Photographers is the first of the five shortlisted entries for the Local Art Show…

  • Local Art Show finalists selected

    20 September 2017

    The Express & Echo has shortlisted five local art groups from nine entries for the…

  • New Africa displays coming

    15 September 2017

    We are making the World Cultures galleries fresher, brighter, lighter and even more engaging. The…

  • New art acquisitions: Brian Rice

    5 September 2017

    Two artworks by the successful, innovative and highly-productive abstract painter and printmaker, Brian Rice, have…

  • Rare bird comes to RAMM

    1 September 2017

    An unusual North American joins RAMM’s collections. Underweight but with no sign of predation, this…

  • Bruce Chivers donates vase

    29 July 2017

    Internationally-renowned, Devon-based ceramicist Bruce Chivers has donated an exquisite Japanese inspired vase to RAMM’s collection. Bruce…

  • Exeter Culture & Art Centres launch Arts Award this summer

    20 July 2017

    This summer, for the first time, arts and cultural venues across Exeter are working together…

  • Cafe at RAMM Prize Art Draw

    7 July 2017

    Visit Ever-changing Weather, Angie Seaway’s exhibition in the cafe, and choose your favourite painting. Let…

  • BP Portrait Award 2017 Winner Announced

    27 June 2017

    A husband’s portrait of his wife and young baby wins BP Portrait Award 2017. The…

  • Historic Exeter in Minecraft at RAMM

    5 June 2017

    Four maps inspired by RAMM’s collections will allow Minecraft enthusiasts to explore historic Exeter. The first…

  • Get started – Arts Awards

    24 May 2017

    RAMM is embracing Arts Awards to support and encourage young people to grow as artists…

  • BP Portrait Award 2017 comes to Exeter

    15 May 2017

    The National Portrait Gallery, London, has revealed that RAMM will be the first venue outside London…

  • Explore Exeter Sculpture

    12 May 2017

    Two new trails reveal the wealth of sculpture at RAMM and in central Exeter. Inspired…

  • Young people lead the way in digital arts innovation

    18 April 2017

    The new Museum Machina project has enabled Devon artists and young people to share innovative…

  • Toby Buckland’s garden tribute

    10 April 2017

    Devon is a county of plant hunters with famous historical nurseries like Veitch and Pinces.…

  • Meet the Metal Detectorist

    5 April 2017

    Come to RAMM on Saturday 22 April and meet metal detectorist Laurence Egerton, the finder…

  • Friends Fill the Gap

    2 April 2017

    The Friends of RAMM have added miniature by the renowned 19th-century Exeter miniaturist, James Leakey…

  • New Art for Sea Life Exhibition

    22 March 2017

    RAMM has commissioned a new artwork from the internationally-acclaimed glass sculptor, Steffen Dam, for its…

  • Exeter Plymouth partnership wins award

    18 March 2017

    The early career development co-ordinator for the RAMM and Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery…

  • A First Step in Your Museum Career

    13 March 2017

    Are you considering a career in the museum or heritage sector? Are you 18 to…

  • Volunteer at RAMM this Summer

    9 March 2017

    Do you like talking to people? Do you have an interest in art and natural…

  • Book Signing: Secret of the Song

    4 March 2017

    Exeter author Cathie Hartigan will be signing copies of her latest book, Secret of the…

  • Japanese Film Offer

    27 February 2017

    Save on entry to Japanese films at Exeter Phoenix and the Hiroshige exhibition at RAMM.…

  • RAMM announced as a finalist in Exeter Living Awards

    23 February 2017

    RAMM is a finalist in two categories of the 2017 Exeter Living Awards. Exeter’s museum…

  • Honeymoon Offer for Queen Victoria Talk

    10 February 2017

    To celebrate the anniversary of the marriage of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert, RAMM is…

  • Raku: fast-fire pottery

    1 February 2017

    Raku ceramics by Devon-based internationally-acclaimed artist Bruce Chivers are now on display and for sale…

  • Local Collector’s Potted History

    25 January 2017

    A new display in RAMM’s Visitor’s Choice windows is dedicated to pottery from Exeter collector,…

  • Exeter Cityscape Competition Winner

    23 January 2017

    An Exeter Cityscape tea set was presented to the Shop at RAMM’s Christmas completion winner Lindsey…

  • RAMM secures major grant

    17 January 2017

    RAMM will redisplay the World Cultures gallery with a new £190,000 grant from DCMS/Wolfson Museums…

  • Call for entries: 2017 Local Art Show

    11 January 2017

    Art groups and societies from Exeter and the surrounding area are invited to submit their…

  • Dementia-friendly Exeter & SW

    6 December 2016

    Exeter’s Gina Awad, Lead in the city’s Dementia Action Alliance, won the Champion of the…

  • Renaming Gerald

    25 November 2016

    Gerald, RAMM’s iconic giraffe, has been officially reclassified. Along with all Masai giraffes, he has…

  • Discovering Worlds: Africa

    21 November 2016

    Discovering Worlds: Africa is an ambitious programme of new research, conservation, documentation and re-interpretation of…

  • 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,…

  • Music Video Filmed at RAMM

    1 November 2016

    Devon’s latest Inde band sensation The Loft Club have released their music video – filmed…

  • 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…

  • 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 –…

  • Whatever the Weather Wins Award

    20 October 2016

    RAMM’s Whatever the Weather exhibition has won the Visual Art category of the Devon Performance…

  • Sharing the Seaton Down Hoard

    18 October 2016

    Sharing the Seaton Down Hoard has started with a special schools roadshow visiting Plymtree and…

  • Opening soon: The Shop at RAMM

    17 October 2016

    The Shop at RAMM opens on Thursday 27 October. It will offer an exclusive shopping…

  • Sunny outlook for RAMM’s Weather exhibition

    7 October 2016

    RAMM’s partnership exhibition Whatever the Weather has reached the finals in the Visual Art category…

  • RAMM shortlisted for dementia-friendly award

    4 October 2016

    RAMM has reached the finals of the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia-Friendly Awards 2016. The museum is…

  • HMS Challenger website launched

    29 September 2016

    Investigate the specimens from the HMS Challenger (1872-76), the voyage that started the science of…

  • The Great Places Scheme

    5 September 2016

    RAMM supported Exeter’s bids to secure £1.5m cultural funding through the Great Places Scheme. [Unfortunately,…

  • A new website for RAMM

    1 September 2016

    RAMM is pleased to present a new website. It’s mobile tablet friendly, and it’s also…

  • TechnoRhino visits RAMM

    23 August 2016

    On Friday 26 August, an extraordinary high-tech 3D infographic rhino will be visiting the Indian…

  • Follow the music

    9 August 2016

    Two new digital museum trails help visitors explore RAMM’s galleries and discover more about the collections.…

  • Garden Quest a hit with testers

    24 July 2016

    The Great Garden Quest is a museum trail with a difference. Inspired by video games, the…

  • Seaton Down Hoard: A first Glimpse

    17 July 2016

    Thanks to a number of donations and grants, the Seaton Down Hoard has been purchased…

  • Free day for International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition

    16 July 2016

    The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery is inviting visitors to view the International…

  • A refreshed collections website

    5 July 2016

    RAMM’s collections website has benefited from a redesign to improve visitors’ access to collections information. The…

  • RAMM: Wellbeing Winner

    20 June 2016

    Arts & Health South West, an umbrella group promoting and supporting arts activities to benefit…

  • Volunteer toolkit for Exeter

    17 June 2016

    A new toolkit that will help Exeter’s cultural organisations engage and manage their volunteers effectively…

  • Friends Support Naturally Inspired

    2 June 2016

    RAMM’s Friends have added 34 botanical watercolours to the museum’s collections. The paintings are all preliminary…

  • RAMM Shortlisted for Health Award

    23 May 2016

    RAMM’s wellbeing programme has received recognition from Arts & Health South West (AHSW). The programme welcomes people…

  • Preparing for Flower Power

    18 May 2016

    RAMM’s forthcoming exhibition Flower Power: Botanical illustrations from India (11 June to 11 September) has…

  • Creative Collaborations Conference

    17 May 2016

    Artists working in different media will share their experiences of exploring and responding to historic…

  • RAMM Romeo proposes

    10 May 2016

    Romeo Simon Connett surprised his girlfriend Katie Jones with a romantic marriage proposal among the…

  • Win Tea with Toby

    28 April 2016

    Become a Plant Hunter, find ‘plants in strange places’ and share photographs of your discoveries…

  • RAMM: Naturally Inspired

    8 April 2016

    Botanicals, gardens and landscapes were the inspiration for a season of exhibitions and events in Exeter’s…

  • Local Art Show Winner

    7 April 2016

    Express & Echo readers have voted Teignmouth-based art group Flying Colours winner of the 2016…

  • Securing the Seaton Down hoard for Devon

    29 March 2016

    The campaign to save the Seaton Down hoard has been generously supported and the hoard’s…

  • Giving you a better website

    15 March 2016

    RAMM is redesigning its website to make online visitor’s lives easier; the new responsive website…

  • Local Art Show – Your Choice

    14 March 2016

    Voting has started. Throughout March, the Express & Echo is featuring work from the seven…

  • Exeter: Place in Time

    4 March 2016

    Secrets from Exeter’s hidden past will be uncovered in a major new archaeology project. Lead…

  • Vote for Your Favourite Art Group

    29 February 2016

    Seven local art groups are looking for your votes. They are all hoping to display…

  • Magic Lantern Slides

    25 February 2016

    A major European heritage project is researching how important Victorian and Edwardian images held in…

  • Collector’s Pipe Dreams

    18 February 2016

    Exeter collector Heather Coleman has turned her passion for old clay tobacco pipes into a…

  • Pacific Perspectives

    11 February 2016

    New information about RAMM’s Pacific collections is being incorporated into new displays in the World…

  • Applying Video Game Principles to RAMM

    4 February 2016

    A pioneering partnership with the University of Exeter will see the principles behind video games…

  • The Law’s Long Arm Gets Longer

    28 January 2016

    A new installation by artist Rod Dickinson combines live data from http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ with a Victorian…

  • Art Show Entry Deadline: 19 Feb

    20 January 2016

    All entries for the Express & Echo 2016 Local Art Show must be submitted by…

  • Ideas change lives

    5 January 2016

    RAMM’s collections are the inspiration for two new businesses: having engaged with the displays on…

  • Looking into the life of Riley

    16 December 2015

    RAMM is investigating the lives of people who donated objects to the museum’s World Cultures…

  • Cross-cultural Costume Connections

    22 November 2015

    Devon costume collections are the inspiration for a new exhibition at the Barnfield Theatre. Exploring Changing…

  • Thomson Reuters Champions

    9 November 2015

    Staff from Thomson Reuters are helping RAMM save a hoard of 22,888 Roman coins for…

  • RAMM to trial charges for temporary exhibitions

    5 November 2015

    RAMM looks set to trial charges for some exhibitions, following an Exeter City Council survey last…

  • Understanding RAMM’s Melanesian skulls

    26 October 2015

    An Arts Council Grant has enabled RAMM to investigate the Melanesian human remains in its…

  • ACE CEO visits RAMM

    23 October 2015

    Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England, toured cultural organisations in Exeter on Wednesday…

  • RAMM joins Exeter Dementia Action Alliance

    16 October 2015

    Cllr Rosie Denham, Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture, said “We are proud to be…

  • Artistic Direction

    6 October 2015

    The strength of RAMM lies in its stories – the collections, people, places and events…

  • Tongan Rugby Team borrow RAMM artefact

    29 September 2015

    A Tongan club from RAMM’s collection was part of a ceremony yesterday evening when the…

  • Exeter in Top 6 Family Favourite Museums

    24 September 2015

    RAMM was acclaimed one of the country’s best museums in an award ceremony held in…

  • Tongan team takes time out

    23 September 2015

    ‘Ikale Tahi, the Tonga Rugby Union team are staying in Exeter for Rugby World Cup…

  • Poisoned anniversary

    11 September 2015

    Scrutiny of objects collected at RAMM during the First World War period has revealed a…

  • Call for entries: 2016 Local Art Show

    8 September 2015

    Art groups and societies from Exeter and the surrounding area are invited to submit their…

  • Miniature book records epic journey

    13 August 2015

    The voyage In 1872 chemists, physicists and biologists boarded the HMS Challenger and embarked upon…

  • Museum cricket discovery coincides with The Ashes

    17 July 2015

    With The Ashes in full swing, a piece of cricketing history has been uncovered at…

  • RAMM shortlisted for top national award

    15 July 2015

    RAMM is one of only six museums to be shortlisted for this year’s Telegraph Family…

  • Ancient artefact meets new technology for RAMM’s millionth visitor

    26 June 2015

    RAMM’s millionth visitor walked through the museum doors on 26 June. Polly Hill, a student…

  • Dodo Roadshow visits RAMM

    9 June 2015

    The famous Oxford Dodo visited RAMM today on a flying visit to celebrate the University…

  • Grand Challenges 2015 at RAMM

    8 June 2015

    There are two new short films for visitors to RAMM’s YouTube channel to enjoy thanks to…

  • RAMM’s collections in your hand and home

    5 June 2015

    The South West Collections Explorer website takes RAMM’s collections to the world and, to make it…

  • Artist Reflections: leading British artists collaborate at RAMM

    29 May 2015

    As part of RAMM’s contemporary arts and creative programme, the museum has invited several artists…

  • RAMM represented at Digital Exeter

    26 May 2015

    Digital Exeter is a new initiative to bring like-minded people together to meet, discuss and…

  • Experiencing wartime camaraderie at RAMM

    18 May 2015

    When evacuees unexpectedly met in RAMM last week they experienced a taste of the camaraderie…

  • RAMM gift shop

    6 May 2015

    Been to Exeter, visited the museum…… got the t-shirt? RAMM’s visitors will soon be able…

  • Testing weather

    2 May 2015

    Come to RAMM on Tuesday 5 May or Tuesday 12 May, experience the science and challenges…

  • Herbal Wives Feature at Powderham Festival

    28 April 2015

    Put spring in your step and head to Powderham on Friday 1 for the Toby…

  • Discovering Worlds

    24 April 2015

    Dr Karen Jacobs is helping RAMM better understand its Pacific collections. “It’s an amazing collection.” She…

  • Local Art Show winner announced

    14 April 2015

    Readers of the Express & Echo have chosen Topsham Art Group (TAG) for this year’s Local Art…

  • Family Friendly Museum Award 2015 Launched

    12 April 2015

    Is RAMM your favourite family-friendly museum? If it is, now’s the time to let the…

  • GET LOW with Stornoway

    5 April 2015

    Indie folk band Stornoway will be playing material from their new album, Bonxie, including their…

  • Big Draw Success

    3 April 2015

    RAMM’s event in the 2014 Big Draw, the Nature Roadshow on 18 October, was highly…

  • Playing with heritage

    2 April 2015

    RAMM aims to give visitors a wonderful experience, both in the museum and online. Working…

  • A font with depth

    30 March 2015

    The typeface used for the Art & Soul exhibition and catalogue is called ‘Doves’. RAMM’s…

  • Exeter’s heritage makes us happy

    25 March 2015

    New research by BritainThinks puts heritage at the heart of improving quality of life across…

  • 2015 Local Art Show Entry No 7: Unite Through Art

    24 March 2015

    Seven groups are competing in the 2015 Express & Echo Local Art Show and they…

  • 2015 Local Art Show Entry No 6: Topsham Art Group

    23 March 2015

    Seven groups are competing in the 2015 Express & Echo Local Art Show and they…

  • 2015 Local Art Show Entry No 5: GreenToGrey

    22 March 2015

    Seven groups are competing in the 2015 Express & Echo Local Art Show and they…

  • 2015 Local Art Show Entry No 4: Farringdon Society of Arts

    21 March 2015

    Seven groups are competing in the 2015 Express & Echo Local Art Show and they…

  • 2015 Local Art Show Entry No 3: Exeter Art Society

    20 March 2015

    Seven groups are competing in the 2015 Express & Echo Local Art Show and they…

  • 2015 Local Art Show Entry No 2: Devon Art Society

    19 March 2015

    Seven groups are competing in the 2015 Express & Echo Local Art Show and they…

  • 2015 Local Art Show Entry No1: Art Haven

    18 March 2015

    Seven groups are competing in the 2015 Express & Echo Local Art Show and they…

  • There’s nothing new about the Global Village

    13 March 2015

    The Georgian and Regency displays in RAMM’s Making History gallery are being refreshed: from Tuesday…

  • Rugby World Cup 2015 Exeter in pictures

    11 March 2015

    Award-winning photographer Michelle Sank is recording of the preparation, delivery and enjoyment of Rugby World…

  • Inspired by Art & Soul

    9 March 2015

    Local poet Sally Flint has won third prize in the Pre-Raphaelite Society Poetry Prize 2014…

  • RAMM on Teacup Travels

    5 March 2015

    An appearance by RAMM’s Roman carrot amphora on CBeebies’ popular Teacup Travels series has been…

  • Cloning Collections

    3 March 2015

    RAMM and Exeter Library’s FabLab have been collaborating to see how 3D printing technology can…

  • Vote for Art

    27 February 2015

    It’s your chance to have a say in who will be displaying their art in…

  • RAMMYRIORAMA

    14 February 2015

    A new artwork by Mark Anstee can now be seen in the World Cultures gallery.…

  • Harry Hems on the BBC

    12 February 2015

    The celebrated Exeter-based Victorian sculptor and wood carver, whose work and collected carvings are featured…

  • Putting a face to the name

    15 January 2015

    Facial disfigurement is an uncomfortable subject. The exhibition Faces of Conflict: The impact of the…

  • My favourite object by Daniel McLoughlin

    12 January 2015

    Some of the regular visitors to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Gallery in Exeter…

  • Indie Folk meets Victorian Gothic

    8 January 2015

    Tickets are now on sale for Museums at Night: Stornoway Live at RAMM on Saturday…

  • My favourite object by Richard Rochester

    5 January 2015

    Some of the regular visitors to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Gallery in Exeter…

  • Quarter ton sea shell returned to Hartlepool

    20 December 2014

    What a difference 100 years can make. A massive explosive shell that contributed to death…

  • Buy books & catalogues online

    4 December 2014

    A selection of books, including the catalogue from the current exhibition Art & Soul: Victorians…

  • Guantanamo Bay: Safe haven

    7 November 2014

    The discovery of two specimens of the extinct Swan Island hutia (Geocapromys thoracatus) in RAMM’s…

  • SW collections go global

    5 November 2014

    Launched last Friday, South West Collections Explorer currently features objects from the collections at RAMM…

  • What’s in a name?

    27 October 2014

    For many people RAMM’s Egyptian collection is defined by Shep en-Mut and her beautifully decorated…

  • Devon Sounds

    20 October 2014

    The sounds of natural Devon are being collected for a new installation at RAMM: Ebb…

  • Destination RAMM

    10 October 2014

    Two new national studies have placed RAMM centre stage in making Exeter one of the…

  • Massive Roman Hoard Discovered in East Devon

    26 September 2014

    A hoard of over 22,000 Roman coins has been unearthed near Seaton in East Devon,…

  • Exeter collector’s dream comes true

    16 September 2014

    When Geoff Stow displayed his collection of post-Second-World-War radios in RAMM’s What Do You Collect?…

  • Facing the past: black portraits

    1 September 2014

    “Many of my black friends … felt that when they go to museums the only…

  • Conserving Indian flora at RAMM

    28 August 2014

    A £20,000 conservation grant from the ACE PRISM Fund will allow RAMM to feature its…

  • Sounding out Devon

    22 August 2014

    Chris Watson, one of the world’s leading wildlife recorders, is preparing to bring sounds from…

  • RAMM exhibition showcases the work of deafblind artists

    25 July 2014

    An exhibition at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery will showcase the work…

  • Gerald stands tall for Exeter

    7 July 2014

    A 12-ft model giraffe, named Gerald after the city’s iconic giraffe at RAMM, will form…

  • ACE comes up trumps for Peninsular Partnership

    1 July 2014

    Exeter’s award-winning museum today received a welcome financial boost with news that the Arts Council…

  • Click for collections

    18 June 2014

    A refreshing new approach to online collections could help even the smaller museums make their…

  • Focusing on the Pacific collections

    13 June 2014

    Rosanna Raymond, an artist and commentator on contemporary Pacific Island culture, is visiting RAMM to…

  • 105th birthday celebration

    3 June 2014

    ‘Am I going to dream tonight!’ said Miss Howes after her 105th birthday celebration at…

  • Thank you

    24 May 2014

    RAMM has again received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award thanks to all our visitors…

  • Museum and University in Partnership

    13 May 2014

    Since reopening in 2011, RAMM has worked closely with the University of Exeter. This partnership…

  • Friends donate 19th-century lace

    28 April 2014

    Quick action by the museum Friends has added pieces of very good quality hand-made continental…

  • RAMM delves into deep-sea data

    24 April 2014

    A new £91,000 grant from the John Ellerman Regional Museums and Galleries Fund will allow…

  • Stepping Out in Style

    4 April 2014

    RAMM is sending a pair of its fanciest shoes to a very fancy party… They…

  • RAMM’s Riding Jacket has ridden

    27 March 2014

    RAMM has loaned three items to Fairfax House for their exhibition Head to Toe: accessorising…

  • Reynolds painting saved for Devon

    24 March 2014

    A successful fundraising auction by the Friends has ensured that a portrait commemorating the friendship…

  • Celebrating British Sign Language

    17 March 2014

    RAMM is displaying a 200-year-old mug depicting the British Sign Language (BSL) alphabet to mark…

  • ACE Grant for Pacific Collections

    5 March 2014

    A new grant from the Designation Development Fund will allow RAMM to develop its Pacific…

  • Fish makes unusual appearance in hospital

    24 February 2014

    Museum staff took a large 19th century sunfish for an x-ray at the local hospital…

  • A Room with a View

    6 February 2014

    A plasterwork sculpture of a heron catching an eel in the River Exe now adorns…

  • Culture Clash? Contemporary art in historic contexts

    29 January 2014

    RAMM joins contemporary arts conference at the Royal Museums Greenwich on Friday 14 February 2014.…

  • Rediscovering a Turkish Delight

    25 December 2013

    A comment in a donor file has begun an intriguing search involving international commerce during…

  • Stone Axe Hammer – just passing through

    17 December 2013

    RAMM’s geologist is helping research a stone axe hammer found in Lydford in the 1960s.…

  • Exeter Power 50

    3 December 2013

    Karime Hassan, the Exeter City Council Chief Executive and Camilla Hampshire, RAMM’s Manager have both…

  • Blackfoot delegates visit Exeter

    25 November 2013

    Representatives from the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai Nations of Canada and the Blackfeet Nation of the…

  • Elephant tusk donated

    21 November 2013

    Devonian Nigel Morriss has donated a carved elephant tusk to the museum. The tusk offers…

  • Collaboration in Practice

    1 November 2013

    RAMM has organised a free seminar for professionals working with clients of all ages addressing…

  • Explorer Bags

    24 October 2013

    Free for adventurous 7-14 year-olds, new Explorer bags are now available from the Garden reception.…

  • Burmese connections

    15 October 2013

    Families from the UK and Burma have recently discovered a common ancestor: a certain William…

  • Tudor exhibition catalogue

    8 October 2013

    With 116 pages and 50 colour illustrations, the catalogue for RAMM’s exhibition celebrating the spirit…

  • Rhino travels to Warwickshire

    3 October 2013

    RAMM’s 105 year-old rhino has gone to the Warwickshire countryside to take part in an…

  • Elizabethan Silver Spoon saved for Devon

    19 September 2013

    With the help of the Art Fund and V&A Purchase Grant Fund, RAMM has saved…

  • Rare fern found

    8 September 2013

    The marsh fern (Thelypteris palustris) has always been rare in Devon. In 1968 and 1969…

  • GB3D Fossil Competition

    22 August 2013

    Find the 3D-printed fossil that’s hidden in the geology gallery, Down to Earth, enter the…

  • RAMM painting in world’s biggest art exhibition

    8 August 2013

    Covering twenty-two thousand poster sites across the UK, Art Everywhere will be the world’s largest…

  • Putting the art back in Dartmoor

    6 August 2013

    RAMM has launched a new web app linking the stunning paintings of the Dartmoor landscape…

  • Exeter art wins international prize

    23 July 2013

    Chosen from over 500 entries worldwide and a shortlist of 105, an artwork developed for…

  • Another first for RAMM – a Chirothere

    18 July 2013

    “This species is almost certainly new to science” Palaeontologist Bob Coram A new acquisition to…

  • RAMM Café wins Gold

    11 July 2013

    Describing it as “a great all round experience” the RAMM Cafe has received a Gold…

  • Kapes bentoni – A well travelled specimen from the RAMM’s collection

    8 July 2013

    Kapes was a small lizard-like parareptile some 100 mm long. It had only been found…

  • RAMM wins Collection Trust Award

    3 July 2013

    RAMM was presented with the Collections Best Practice Award at the OpenCulture 2013 conference reception…

  • 500,000 visitors

    18 June 2013

    This afternoon at 15.32hr Exeter resident Susan was RAMM’s 500,000th visitor since its reopening in…

  • Donate your teeth for art

    14 June 2013

    Milk teeth are needed for an artwork in Wasted, an exhibition starting on Saturday 22…

  • RAMM wins RIBA Award

    13 June 2013

    The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and its architects, Allies and Morrison (A&M), have won three…

  • William Morris collection transferred

    10 June 2013

    Objects from Exeter’s William Morris collection are now on display in Museum of the Year…

  • Focusing an Fijian Artefacts

    6 June 2013

    The Fijian Art Research Project is helping RAMM learn more about its Fijian artefacts, identify…

  • Refreshing links

    31 May 2013

    A statue of Ganesh in RAMM’s World Cultures gallery has inspired one of the performances…

  • Renewing Relationships and Reviewing Collections with the Blackfoot Nations

    7 May 2013

    A grant from the Leverhulme Trust has enabled RAMM to review its Blackfoot collections with…

  • RAMM commended for apprentice recruitment

    25 April 2013

    RAMM’s apprentice recruitment practice has been highly commended in the Creative & Cultural Skills Apprentice…

  • Mammoth tooth donated

    17 April 2013

    An Otter valley landowner has donated a newly found mammoth tooth to the museum’s collection.…

  • Your pennies help fill gaps in collections

    3 April 2013

    The museum Friends have acquired a rare coin for RAMM’s numismatics collection: an Exeter minted…

  • Insect collection donated to RAMM

    1 March 2013

    Devon charity, the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, has donated a large collection of butterflies, moths…

  • Something to shout about

    11 February 2013

    Twelve brave University of Exeter students have volunteered to research their favourite object in RAMM’s…

  • RAMM wins tourism award

    9 February 2013

    The Silver Award in the tourist attraction category of the South West Tourism Excellence Awards…

  • Big Box – learn, collect, curate with our new online interactive

    3 February 2013

    Inspired by RAMM’s stunning floor-to-ceiling courtyard display, Big Box is a new e-learning interactive that…

  • RAMM’s oil paintings feature in a new book

    27 January 2013

    A new publication, Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in Devon, includes RAMM’s collection of more…

  • Researching RAMM’s collections

    20 January 2013

    A new grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund (EFCF) will enable RAMM to link…

  • Volunteering at RAMM

    16 January 2013

    Did you know that in the last year that there have been: 108 new volunteers…

  • Contemporary art at RAMM

    1 January 2013

    A new panel has been appointed to ensure that the most innovative and creative contemporary…

  • Every bullet has a name on it

    26 December 2012

    The latest soldier’s artwork to go on display alongside our Warriors of the Plains exhibition…

  • Event Design Awards

    19 December 2012

    RAMM has won an international award – Best Museum Environment 2012 in the Event Design…

  • VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

    17 December 2012

    Winner of the Devon Tourism Awards Visitor Attraction of the Year 2012, RAMM has now…

  • Devon Visitor Attraction of the Year

    23 November 2012

    RAMM joined Devon’s other leading tourism businesses at the 2012 Devon Tourism Awards ceremony at…

  • Finding our roots

    9 November 2012

    Volunteer researchers exploring Exeter’s ethnic diversity have been taking a close look at RAMM’s collections.…

  • Common bonds

    2 November 2012

    Veterans respond to Warriors of the Plains – A new display of artwork and interviews…

  • Ancient pottery under the microscope

    30 October 2012

    Archaeologists have discovered a 4,000 year pottery beaker during excavations ahead of the construction of…

  • Devon Tourism Awards

    24 October 2012

    RAMM will join Devon’s other leading tourism businesses at this year’s Devon Tourism Awards. The…

  • 300,000 visitors

    15 October 2012

    An amazing 300,000 people have visited RAMM since it reopened last December. Kelly, an Exeter…

  • HRH The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO visits RAMM

    11 October 2012

    Prince Edward The Earl of Wessex will visit RAMM on Tuesday 16 October. His Royal…

  • The Gems of Roman Devon

    3 October 2012

    With over a million objects in its collections, RAMM is a major custodian of local…

  • Moor Stories

    25 September 2012

    Your Moor Stories Using a map of Dartmoor or a list of locations, Moor Stories…

  • Littleham and nuclear waste disposal

    23 September 2012

    What is the connection? Littleham, a small village on the outskirts of Exmouth, gives its…

  • Quality Assured

    29 August 2012

    The newly redeveloped RAMM has received the seal of approval from the Visitor Attraction Quality…

  • Breaking Records

    24 August 2012

    A record number of people have visited RAMM since it re-opened last December: over a…

  • Get ready to explore the Lalic Trail

    14 August 2012

    Our new leaflet, “Maria Lalic artwork guide”, is available in the museum. It is ideal…

  • Rediscovering Exeter’s Roman residents

    1 August 2012

    Postgraduate osteoarchaeology students from Exeter University are studying the Roman human remains in RAMM’s collection.…

  • Getting ready for Warriors

    3 July 2012

    Preparations for the September exhibition Warriors of the Plains are well underway. A team from…

  • RAMM – Museum of the Year 2012

    20 June 2012

    Praised by the judges for its ‘ambition and imagination’, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum was…

  • Funding for Cypriot archaeology

    11 June 2012

    A new project will improve access to RAMM’s Greek and Cypriot archaeology collection. The collection…

  • Let’s dance

    7 June 2012

    Students from Exeter College have been getting inspiration from RAMM’s collections and last week they…

  • Not just any high street

    1 June 2012

    Volkhardt Müller is preparing a provocative, quirky, fascinating work for Any High Street, a new…

  • NAS Design Partnership Award comes to Devon

    29 May 2012

    Museum specialists The Benbow Group in partnership with designers Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) and Exeter…

  • Archive your soul at RAMM

    11 May 2012

    Visit RAMM this weekend for a rare chance to sign up with the Cameron Corporation…

  • Ndungu leaves for Paris

    26 March 2012

    RAMM’s stunning ndungu spirit costume leaves today for an exhibition in Paris. It will appear…

  • Connect at RAMM

    14 March 2012

    Visitors to RAMM can use free WiFi to access the Internet while in the museum.…

  • 100,000 visit RAMM in 10 weeks

    22 February 2012

    The number of people who have visited RAMM since it reopened in December exceeded 100,000…

  • Home to a million thoughts- the song

    12 January 2012

    Written by Steve Knightley of Show of Hands for the museum’s reopening last December, Home…

  • Record visitor numbers

    22 December 2011

    Since re-opening on Thursday 15 December, RAMM has attracted record numbers of visitors. Cllr Greg…

  • Loyal visitors rewarded

    15 December 2011

    Over 1,500 golden tickets holders enjoyed a preview of the new exhibitions and displays yesterday,…

  • The Secret Life of Plants

    30 August 2011

    The Secret Life of Plants is an artwork by Danish glass artist Steffen Dam. It…

  • RAMM reopens 15 December

    11 August 2011

    RAMM is planning to welcome visitors back on 15 December.   The main building contractors…

  • Egyptian coffins catalogued

    9 June 2011

    RAMM’s ancient Egyptian coffins and coffin fragments have been researched and a complete catalogue is…

  • 19th century drawing bequeathed

    27 May 2011

    In 1992 RAMM attempted to purchase at auction an important work by John White Abbott.…

  • Naturally inspired

    10 May 2011

    Last week two of RAMM’s curators were among eight winners of Art Fund Collect, an…

  • Digital art for a 21st Century museum

    3 May 2011

    If you have a mobile phone, you’ll love RAMM’s latest commission. RAMM has selected the…

  • Small stones fill big gap

    11 April 2011

    RAMM has just acquired six Australite tektites. What? You might well ask.   Tektites (from…

  • Virtual Vincenzo Sodi

    14 March 2011

    On Saturday 19 March visitors to Analogue to Digital Music Expo 2011 at Exeter Phoenix…

  • The ancient roots of bureaucracy

    2 March 2011

    Experts at the British Museum have translated the cuneiform text on RAMM’s 4,000 year old…

  • Alien invasion

    24 February 2011

    The western conifer seed bug (Leptoglossus occidentalis), a native to the western United States, Canada…

  • RAMM embraces digital art

    11 February 2011

    RAMM will soon commission its first digital artwork thanks to support from Renaissance South West…

  • New fine art acquisition

    10 January 2011

    RAMM has recently acquired Bideford, Devon 1946, by David Bomberg. Thanks to the Acceptance in…

  • A chance encounter

    3 January 2011

    When formatting new images of RAMM’s Constable drawings for the website John Madin, RAMM’s Curator…

  • Caring for Collections

    21 December 2010

    RAMM’s innovative project to improve care of the South West’s photographic history has been recognised…

  • Artists dig RAMM

    15 December 2010

    Earlier this month local cob artists, Jackie Abey and Jill Smallcombe, collected two tonnes of…

  • Small World visits Devon schools

    7 December 2010

    Each year, RAMM delivers packages of fascinating objects from our world cultures collection to local…

  • Out and About success

    11 November 2010

    RAMM’s Out and About programme of activities and exhibitions in Exeter and Devon was designed…

  • Yoruba adire cloth added to collection

    15 October 2010

    John Lane, a local resident, has donated six magnificent lengths of decorated Nigerian indigo cloth;…

  • Egyptian mummy cases revisited

    14 July 2010

    This week Dr Aidan Dodson, Senior Research Fellow at Bristol University, visited RAMM to study…

  • African beadwork donated

    2 June 2010

    Kenyan and Tanzanian cultural artefacts from a local collection will enhance the World Cultures displays…

  • RAMM scoops art prize

    17 May 2010

    RAMM curators, Penny Sexton and Tony Eccles, have won an intricately crafted £17,000 lacquered container…

  • Small is beautiful

    4 May 2010

    With the help of the MLA/ V&A Purchase Grant Fund, the Art Fund and FEMAG,…

  • New art for the new RAMM

    13 April 2010

    A new grant from the Arts Council will allow RAMM to integrate the work of…

  • Ancient treasure returns to Devon

    30 March 2010

    RAMM has added a selection of locally found treasure to its rich collection of archaeology…

  • New ethnographic donation

    19 March 2010

    A Maori nephrite club, called a mere pounamu, and three stone adze blades have been…

  • William Morris collection goes to Kent

    5 March 2010

    RAMM’s collection of William Morris items will be displayed in the Red House, his Arts…

  • Egyptian tapestry joins RAMM’s collection

    16 February 2010

    RAMM has added a contemporary hand-woven Egyptian tapestry to its world cultures collection. The large,…

  • Airport rewrites history with museum

    11 February 2010

    X-ray images taken yesterday at Exeter Airport have confirmed that a 2,000 year old urn,…

  • RAMM’s Southcott Quilt visits the V&A

    14 January 2010

    A famous quilt from RAMM's collection will feature in the V&A's first major exhibition of…

  • From Monastery to Museum

    5 January 2010

    A new full colour 64-page guide tells the history of the Priory and sets in…

  • Ben Bradshaw MP buries time capsule

    11 December 2009

    Exeter MP and Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw joined funders, contractors and museum staff on Friday…

  • A cast of thousands

    15 October 2009

    While contractors are hard at work on the Museum site staff at RAMM are busy…

  • James Cook and the Exploration of the Pacific

    30 July 2009

    Objects from RAMM’s world-class world cultures collection will be on display in a major European…

  • Devon Lace Reformer Honoured

    18 March 2009

      Mrs Treadwin lived, worked and died in Exeter. She dedicated her life to Devon…

  • Commemorative Stone Preserves Links

    30 July 2008

    Exeter's ambitious plans to bring the Royal Albert Memorial Museum into the 21st century took…

  • Human Remains Repatriated

    14 July 2008

    In July Exeter returned human remains to the Ngarrindjeri people from South Australia. Representatives from…

  • RAMM objects feature in Paris exhibition

    15 May 2008

    RAMM has contributed items from its ethnography collection to an exhibition being held in Paris…

  • Assisting the Devon museum community

    3 March 2008

    RAMM's Community Museums Officer has worked with a range of grass-roots, volunteer-run community museums throughout…

  • Exeter Ark nears completion

    21 August 2007

    Marking an important milestone in RAMM's redevelopment, city Councillors, including Lead Councillor for Environment and…

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Social Media

As a museum of the world the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) wants to engage with a global public. Our social media presence is focused on helping people find out more about, discuss and engage with the museum’s collection, public programme and research. It is intended to encourage cross-cultural understanding, storytelling and inclusive, lively debate. The views expressed by our fans and followers are their own and may not represent the views of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter City Council,  employees, or affiliates. We love hearing from you and, to ensure that everyone has a positive experience, please don’t post any hateful, defamatory, or offensive comments, photos or videos. Anything seen as offensive to others will be removed or blocked. Spamming, inappropriate posting of private information, repeated posts and off-topic comments and posts may be removed or blocked. Our core office hours are between 10.00 and 17.00 GMT Monday to Friday, excluding UK national holidays. We aim to respond to all enquiries as quickly as possible, but please note that some enquiries can take longer to resolve. There is a lot of helpful information relating to the collections, exhibitions and general visiting information on the museum’s website. If you can’t find what you are looking for, and haven’t heard back from us, use the contact page.  Unfortunately, we are only able to respond to enquiries made in English. If you would like to pass on feedback or make a complaint about your visit to the museum, the best way to do this is to use the contact page RAMM's social media channels are linked to in the page footer

Ticket Sales

In buying ticket(s) from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) you understand and agree that:
  • Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged except in the event of the event’s cancellation.  However if an event is fully booked, and there is a waiting list, we will try to resell your tickets.
  • Tickets purchased over the phone are available to be collected from the Garden Entrance Reception
  • Events and activities may on rare occasions be subject to change without notice, although we will always make our best efforts to inform people of any change.
  • Customers are advised to check their purchase upon receipt as mistakes cannot always be rectified.
  • Every effort will be made to admit latecomers as soon as a suitable break occurs, but admission is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of the Duty Manager
  • By purchasing, you agree that the tickets are for the personal use of you and your party only, and will not be resold or transferred.  Any resale or attempt to resell the tickets at a price higher than purchased will result in your tickets being cancelled without prior notification.
  • In the event of a cancellation by the organiser or by RAMM (i.e. a cancellation due to circumstances beyond RAMM’s control), RAMM will only refund the face value of the ticket.  RAMM will use every reasonable effort to contact purchasers either by phone or email (using the details provided at the time of purchase) and advise them to return the tickets.  Please note, however, it is the customer’s responsibility to check whether the event is going ahead at the scheduled date and time and RAMM cannot guarantee that they will inform the customer of any changes to the event date and time.
  • The right to admission to an event is reserved by RAMM, who may take health and safety, environmental and security concerns into account at their reasonable discretion.
  • RAMM would advise customers that no refunds will be offered to customers who are refused entry or ejected from the venue on account of late arrival, being (or appearing to be) under age when purchasing alcohol, abusive, threatening, engaging in drunken or other antisocial behaviour, carrying offensive weapons or illegal substances, or making unauthorised audio, video or photographic recordings.
  • We accept all major credit cards and debit cards except American Express.  When payment is take from your card the transaction on your card statement will say: Museums Exeter EX4 GBR.
  • Your tickets are valid only for the number of persons, the date and time stated on its surface.
  • During your visit you must retain your ticket safely for production on demand by our representatives.
  • The following definitions will apply to ticket sales from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery:
    • Child 16 and under: A person aged from 0 years old to 16 years old (inclusive)
    • Young person aged 17-19: person aged from 17 years old to 19 years old (inclusive)
    • Adult: a person aged from 20-59 years old (inclusive)
    • Adult senior: a person aged 60 years or more
    • Unemployed person: person in receipt of benefits with appropriate documentation
    • Disabled person: a person is disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if they have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on their ability to do normal daily activities
    • Disabled person’s assistant: a person accompanying a disabled person
    • Student: an adult who shows valid photographic student ID
  • The contact details you supply will be retained within the till system and only used to contact you with regard to the tickets you have purchased unless you opt in to receiving communications from RAMM.  These details are not shared with any third parties without your consent.   Please see RAMM’s Privacy Policy for more details.
  • Online bookings will only remain held for 10 minutes without payment
  • Once your online booking has been confirmed an order confirmation will be sent to the email address you specified
  • On arrival at the event, the following will be required in order to validate an eticket purchased though the RAMM website:
    • Appropriate proof of entitlement to any discounted ticket rate (such as NUS card or benefit documents) for each person to be admitted with the ticket
    • A legible ticket or purchase confirmation
  • Any bar operating as part of a function may be closed by the duty manager at any time if any person using the bar shall behave in an unruly, disorderly or unseemly manner or it, in the exercise of his absolute discretion, he is of the opinion that such unruly, disorderly or unseemly behaviour may occur there.

Children

  • The Royal Albert Memorial Museum is suitable for children
  • All children under the age of 11 should be accompanied at all times by someone over the age of 16
  • Parents with young children are welcome in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum
  • Some temporary exhibitions may contain content not suitable for children.  These will be clearly advertised and signposted.

Venue Hire Terms Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM)

Conditions of Hire 1 (a) The council reserves the right to refuse any application for the use of the venue or any part thereof without stating its reason for such refusal. (b) Should the hirer cancel the booking within 28 days of the booking then 50% of the hire fee shall be forfeited. (c) The Council reserves the right to cancel bookings at any time by not less than 24 hours previous notice in writing to the Hirer, and the Hirer shall not be entitled to any compensation in consequence thereof or in connection therewith other than the refunding of appropriate hiring fees agreed. (d) The Council reserves the right to cancel at any time any booking of the said premises should the venue be closed in consequence of any public calamity, Royal demise, epidemic, fire, act of God, war (or its consequences), or is not available for the purpose of the hiring in consequence of the withdrawal or suspension of any license, or by reason of any work required to be done by the Licensing or other Authority, to be any reason of any combination or any strike or lock-out of any workman interfering with the efficient working of the premises, or from any cause whatsoever not within the control of, or not occasioned by default of, the council. (e) The Council’s decision upon the above matters shall be final and conclusive, and in such circumstances the Hirer shall not be entitled to any compensation in consequence thereof, but any charge for hire previously paid shall be refunded. (f) The Council reserves the right to terminate any hiring in the event of the hire committing a breach or failure to observe or perform any of the regulations or conditions. (g) The Hirer shall not without the previous consent in writing of the venue management, use the venue or any part thereof for any purposed or purposes other than those specified in the letter of hire confirmation without prior agreement of the venue manager (h) The Hirer shall not without the consent in writing of the venue management, sub-let the venue or any part thereof. (i) These conditions and regulations for the use of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and any part thereof may be amended by the Council at any time, without notice and, if so amended, shall apply to all hirings taking place thereafter regardless of the date of such hirings. (j) The term ‘Hirer’ in these Conditions shall be taken to mean the person, persons, or body incorporate making application to hire the venue and any part thereof. (k) The term ‘Venue’ in these Conditions shall be taken to mean those parts of the venue booked as noted on the letter of hire confirmation. 2 (a) The Hirer shall be deemed to have notice of the Conditions attached to such licences and shall observe and perform such Conditions insofar as they affect the hiring. (b) The maximum capacity of the venue is 500 persons however a smaller maximum may be enforced depending on the particular event and set-up required. You should check this with the venue management before finalising your plans for an event. (c) Any bar operating as part of a function may be closed by the duty manager at any time if any person using the bar shall behave in an unruly, disorderly or unseemly manner or it, in the exercise of his absolute discretion, he is of the opinion that such unruly, disorderly or unseemly behaviour may occur there. (d) the Hirer shall comply with the Conditions endorsed on the Premises Licence, and shall not do or permit any act which may imperil the Licence held by the Council or be a nuisance or annoyance to any person and shall not commit or permit any breach of the statutory provision, or regulation for the time being in force relating to the licensed premises. 3 (a) The Council shall not be liable for any accident or injury sustained by the Hirer or any person present in the venue or any part thereof arising from the negligence or default of the Hirer and his servants or agents. The Hirer shall indemnify the Council against all costs, claims an demands in respect of any such accident or injury as aforesaid. A copy of the hirer’s public liability insurance certificate should be made available to the venue management on request. Such public liability should be in force to a limit of £5,000,000. (b) Where requested, the Hirer must provide a copy of a risk assessment for the event at least 7 days prior to the event being staged. (c) The venue shall be in the care and custody of the Hirer and the Council accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage sustained in respect of articles, wearing apparel or other property brought into or left in the venue or any party thereof by or on behalf of the Hirer or any other person. (d) The Hirer will be held responsible and accept full responsibility for any damage done to the venue or any part thereof, furniture, utensils or other property of the Council during the period of or otherwise arising out of the hire of the venue or any part thereof. All internal or external decorations shall be subject to the approval of the management. These should not be fixed to the fabric of the building or internal walls and should be removed to the satisfaction of the venue management. (e) No entertainment shall be held or given which will involve any increased risk of fire unless previously agreed by the venue management. (f) The Hirer agrees not to fix decorations or any other material to the walls, floors, stage, furniture or any other part of the premises. (g) Any liability or expenditure incurred by the Council on behalf of and at the request of the Hirer shall be discharged by the Hirer and the Council will not accept any responsibility in connection therewith. (h) Any caterers engaged to provide food or other refreshments as part of a function shall be taken from RAMM’s list of approved caterers. 4 (a) All seats and tables will be arranged with sufficient gangways in all respects to afford means of rapid exit and the Hirer shall keep such gangways, together with all passages and exits free from obstruction. (b) All doors giving egress from the venue or any part thereof shall be kept unfastened and unobstructed and immediately available for exit during the whole of such time as the venue or any part thereof is being used by the Hirer. (c) All enquiries regarding the facilities available, layout, times of entry etc should be made to the venue management. (d) The Hirer should not use, or permit to be used, any electrical equipment in the venue without the prior consent of the venue management. The Hirer must ensure that a competent person is in attendance during the operation of any additional special effects, stage lighting, additional venue lighting, audio visual equipment or any electrical equipment. (e) All arrangements in connection with the hiring of the premises or any part thereof shall be to the approval of the venue management and the Hirer shall comply with all reasonable requests made to him at any time in respect thereof. (f) Naked flames, including gas ovens and candles, shall not be used on the premises. Red wine, orange juice and other staining or sticky drinks are not to be provided or drunk on the premises without the former consent of the venue management. (g) Balloons cannot be used to decorate rooms or galleries without the express permission of the management due to the risk of them setting off the intruder alarm systems. 5 (a) The removal from the venue of all goods and/or equipment belonging to the Hirer, or brought into the venue in connection with the purpose, for which the venue was hired, shall be the responsibility of the Hirer. In the event of failure to discharge the foregoing responsibility within 14 days of an event, the Council may dispose of the goods and /or equipment as it thinks fit without being liable to the Hirer in respect thereof. The Hirer shall be liable to pay the Council’s costs of so doing save to the extent they are recouped by the Council from any sale of the goods and/or equipment. (b) If the Hirer shall continue his/her occupation of the venue or any part thereof after the designated period of hire for which he/she engaged the same, he/she shall pay such additional hire fees as may be deemed appropriate by the venue management. The Hirer shall also, in addition, be responsible for any loss or damage occasioned by the Council for exceeding the designated times. The designated times being those booked by the Hirer and stated in the letter of confirmation. 6 Sufficient staff shall be provided by the Hirer to supervise properly the function in the venue or any part thereof as the venue management shall, in their absolute discretion determine. 7 The Council’s officers and servants are not permitted, under any circumstances, to accept gratuities of any kind. 8 (a) The Hirer shall not use the venue or any part thereof for the performance in public of any dramatic or musical work or for the delivery in public of any lectures in which copyright subsists without the consent of the owner of the said copyright. The Hirer shall indemnify the Council against all sums of money, which the Council may have to pay by reason of any infringement of copyright occurring during the whole of such time as the venue or any part thereof is being used by the Hirer. (b) The Hirer shall comply with the provisions of the Children and Young Persons Act. 9 (a) The hirer shall not be entitled to grant sound, television broadcasting or filming rights without the prior written consent of the venue management. 10 (a) Smoking is not allowed in any part of the venue. 11(a) In accordance with RAMM's responsibility under the Data Protect Act 1998 the information you provide will be held in an Exeter City Council database for the purpose of fulfilling your venue hire arrangements.  It will not be used for any other purpose unless you opt in to receiving communications from RAMM. 12 (a) a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to be paid upon booking and the remaining 50% one month before the event.

Guided Group Visits, Guided School Activity and External Talk Bookings

(1)    The term ‘Organiser’ in these conditions shall be taken to mean the person, persons, or body incorporate making an application to book a guided visit/guided activities/external talk for any organisation or school (private or public) and any part thereof. (2)    The term ‘museum specialist’ may refer to a RAMM staff member or a volunteer. (3)    The term ‘Council’ refers to Exeter City Council. (4)    The term ‘Guided Group Visits’ includes all tours and talks attended at RAMM that are delivered by a museum specialist. (5)    The term ‘Guided School Activity’ includes all visits to RAMM by educational organisations that are guided by a museum specialist.  It does not include self-led school visits to the museum (6)    The term ‘External Talk’ refers to talks that are delivered by a museum specialist to a group of people at a venue that the Organiser has booked (7)    Payment
  • A 50% deposit is required to be paid upon booking where the overall charge is greater than £100
  • Should the organiser cancel the booking within 28 days of the date of the visit then 50% of the total fee shall be forfeited/requested.
  • Unless you are a school requesting payment via the issue of an invoice, the total cost/balance of payment for the booking must be made in full 14 days before the date of the visit.  Failure to do so may result in the booking being cancelled.
(8)    Cancellation
  • We reserve the right to cancel at any time any booking should the venue be closed in consequence of any public calamity, epidemic, fire, act of God, war (or its consequences), or the premises is not available for the purpose of the booking in consequence if any reason of any combination or any strike or lock-out of any workman interfering with the efficient working of the premises, or from any cause whatsoever not within the control of, or not occasioned by default of, the council
  •  The Council’s decision upon the above matters shall be final and conclusive, and in such circumstances the organiser shall not be entitled to any compensation as a consequence, but any charge for guided visits or guided school activities previously paid will be refunded
  • The Council reserves the right to terminate any booking in the event of the organiser or officers of the organisation/school committing a breach or failure to observe or perform any of the regulations or conditions
(9)    Capacity The maximum capacity of each guided group visit or guided school activity at RAMM will be stated and agreed on the booking provisional and confirmations email. Failure of the organiser to keep to the limit, depending on the number of additional participants, will result in one or a combination of:
  • The guided visit or guided school activity not going ahead
  • The additional participants being excluded from taking part
  • Agreement that the guided visit or guided school activity experience will be compromised in terms of the enjoyment/learning outcomes that will be derived by the participants
  • An additional charge will be requested.
(10) Public Liability Insurance The Council shall not be liable for any accident or injury sustained by the organiser or any person present in the venue or any part thereof arising from the negligence or default of the organiser and his organisation’s officers. Visits by the public to any Council premises is covered by £25,000,000 liability insurance [PDF]. (11) Risk Assessment Guidance for Guided School Visits Supervision One teacher must be QTS accredited (Qualified Teacher Status) and there must also be an additional teacher to circulate between groups. We recommend the following minimum ratio of adults to children
  • Children aged 0-4 1 adult: 3 children
  • Children aged 5-7 (KS1) 1 adult: 6 children
  • Children aged 8 -11 (KS2) 1 adult: 10 children
  • Children aged 12 and over (KS3 +) 1 adult: 15 children
Accompanying adults should not have babies/toddlers/buggies with them. First aid provision RAMM can provide basic first aid in the event of a minor accident. If any pupil has specific illnesses, however, e.g. epilepsy, diabetes, allergies etc., the school must bring an adult who has specialist knowledge and ability to treat these pupils. Minor injury
  • All pupils and adults should wear appropriate clothing and footwear and only walk in the museum to avoid slips and trips.
  • Allergic reaction to materials on open display
  • Teachers need to be aware of allergies amongst their children and if in any doubt about the possibility of allergic reaction to materials on open display then the risk to their children should be assessed in the familiarisation visit.
(12) Risk Assessment for External Talks
  • It is the responsibility of the organiser to ensure that the necessary risk assessments, licenses and health and safety checks are in place at the venue that they have booked for the museum specialist to attend to give a talk
  • The Council accepts no responsibility if the organiser fails to meet the above statutory requirements and in such instances the council will seek compensation should injury through negligence on the part of the organiser or the venue occur to the museum specialist whilst at the venue.
(13) Food and Drink - No eating is allowed in the galleries, but you are welcome to take a snack break in our grassy area by the garden entrance.  Lunch rooms are available to book, please request on making your booking. (14) The Organiser will be held responsible and accept full responsibility for any damage done to the premises or any part thereof, furniture, utensils or other property of the Council during the period of or otherwise arising out of the visit or any part thereof. (15) Any liability or expenditure incurred by the Council on behalf of or at the request of the Organiser shall be settled by the Organiser and the Council will not accept any responsibility. (16) Any liability of expenditure incurred by the Organiser in the hire of an external venue for the delivery of a talk by a museum specialist, shall remain the sole responsibility of the organiser to discharge and the Council will not accept any responsibility. (17) All enquiries regarding the facilities available, content, activity and times of entry etc should be made to [email protected]
  • We reserve the right to refuse additional requests that result in a significant change to the delivery and content of the guided group visit, external talk or guided school activity less than 28 days before the date of the visit
(18) Safeguarding
  • The Organiser and RAMM shall comply with the provisions of the Children and Young Persons Act and the Disclosure and Barring Service
  • Sufficient staff/officers of the organisation/school shall be provided to supervise the visit
  • All children under the age of 16 should be accompanied at all times by an adult over the age of 18
(19) The Council’s officers and volunteers are not permitted, under any circumstances, to accept gratuities of any kind. (20) In accordance with RAMM’s responsibility under the Data Protect Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation the information you provide will be held in an Exeter City Council database for the purpose of fulfilling your booking arrangements.  It will not be used for any other purpose unless you opt in to receiving communications from RAMM.