Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM), A. Castle Quarter, Exeter

Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM), A. Castle Quarter, Exeter

Museum of the Year

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) was opened to the public at the end of 2011 after 'a four-year closure and multi-million pound refurbishment'. The wait was worthwhile. This is an exceptional museum with a remarkable collection that was voted 'Museum of the Year 2012'. We can't recommend the museum highly enough.

 

Location and address

Situated in the centre of Exeter, Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) is a short walk from both Exeter Princesshay and Exeter Cathedral. The museum is across the road from Queen Street Dining.

We've positioned Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.

The full address is: Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX.

 

Deep time

Once you're in the museum, 'your journey through time starts' 400 million years ago. Watch the film that loops on a large screen. It's a great introduction to Devon's geology and formation in deep time.

 

Millennia of human history in Exeter

From there, you are guided through millennia of human history with an emphasis on Exeter. You'll move from prehistory to the Roman period, medieval life to modern times.

 

Upper floor

On the upper floor are collections covering 'World Cultures' and 'Ancient Worlds'.

There's also an impressive section hosting natural collections. Kids love the elephant and giraffe!

 

Temporary exhibitions

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) also has a number of temporary exhibition spaces.

 

Shop and cafe

Once you've explored the museum, head for the excellent museum shop and then grab a drink and bite to eat in the cafe.

 

Also visit

In the local area, we'd suggest you visit Exeter's Underground Passages and Exeter Cathedral, Exeter Rougemont Castle and Exeter Quayside.

If you have time, follow the Exeter Woollen Trail, Exeter City Wall Trail or Exeter Medieval Trail.