The Making History gallery is the largest in the museum. It consists of two joined spaces. The first begins the story with the fragmentary remains of prehistoric Devon and takes the visitor up to the splendour of Exeter in its ‘Golden Age’ of the 18th century. The second space starts with 19th-century craft and industry and concludes with a reflection on contemporary Devon and Exeter.
Drawing on the archaeology, decorative art, costume and fine art collections, as well as physical and screen-based interactives, it delivers a coherent picture of Exeter and Devon through the ages.