Royal Albert Memorial Museum

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Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, the short name for it is ‘RAMM’, It’s a museum and art gallery in Exeter, its the largest museum in the city. It holds vast and diverse collections in areas such as: zoology, anthropology, fine artwork, nearby and overseas archaeology, and geology.

The museum is housed in a Gothic revival building and was founded in 1868, the buildings red sandstone has undergone several extensions during its history; one of the most recent redevelopments was between 2007 to December 2011, when the museum re-opened after four years, costing 24 million.

List of some of the changes:

Complete re-display of the collections
Extension and a new entrance from the historic Registered gardens at the rear
Repair to the fabric of the building

Altogether the museum holds over one million objects, only a small percentage of the objects is on permanent public display.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum

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Monday: Closed
Tuesday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM


Royal Albert Memorial MuseumFounded: 1868
Architect: John Hayward

During the end of every July, the museum holds a plant-orientated lecture in memory of Sir Harry Veitch.

How to get there

Car: city centre parking or Park and Ride services.

Train: Central Station is 100 metres away on Queen Street.

St David’s Station is a 15 minute walk or short bus or taxi ride

Bus and coach: any bus that stops in the High Street or Queen Street

Entry is free

Map Location

Address: Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen St, Exeter EX4 3RX, UK