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RAMM - Museum & Art GalleryExeter
Queen Street
Devon EX4 3RX

 

Even for the locals, Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery is a bit of a mouthful, so it is affectionately known as the RAMM.

RAMM is a world-class museum with stunning new displays and galleries, fabulous exhibitions and modern amenities. The displays reveal Devon and Exeter’s rich history and global connections. Exotic animals, birds and insects delight children and the World Cultures galleries display stunning items from all over the world.

The RAMM was established in 1868 and now holds over 1 million objects in its collections. The diversity of exhibits is phenomenal ranging from a stuffed Bull Elephant and Giraffe to tiny insects, from fashion to an Egyptian mummy, and everything in between.

The museum has an excellent website showcasing the galleries and what they display.

Plan Your Visit
Accommodation - Search & Book through Agoda.com here:    External Link
 
Entrances
Recent refurbishment work has created a new entrance through the garden at the back of the building which links the museum to Rougemont and Northernhay Gardens, the Phoenix Arts Centre and Gandy Street.
 
Wheelchair users and people with mobility scooters, pushchairs and buggies can use the ramp at the Garden entrance. There is also a lifting platform from the pavement at the Queen Street main entrance.
 
Opening Hours
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00 hours.
Closed : Monday & Bank Holidays
 
Admission Price
Free.
 
Facilities
Cafe; Gift Shop; Lifts to both floors where there are Toilets and Baby Change facilities.
Baggage Lockers at the Queen Street entrance.
Wheelchairs and portable stools available for visitors' use.
 
Disabled Access
All kinds of disabilities are superbly catered for. For further details,  Web:  RAMM Museum/ Access    External Link
 
Brief History
Initially proposed as a practical memorial to Queen Victoria’s much loved husband, Prince Albert, this Gothic Revival building was the birthplace for much of Exeter's cultural life. It provided an integrated museum, art gallery, free library, reading room, school of art and school of engineering in the manner long advocated by Prince Albert.
 
Soon the collections outgrew the original building and it had to be extended. This is how we find RAMM today. The original Victorian building entrance in Queen Street has a grand staircase and a fine sculpture of Prince Albert in the foyer.
 
Contact & Information
Telephone  +44 (0)1392 265858
Website   RAMM Museum    External Link
 
Getting There
For a street map and detailed transport directions, go to  Web:  How to get There    External Link
 
Google Map - RAMM Museum and Art Gallery