Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery - RAMM

Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Tel: 01392 265858

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Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery - RAMM

About

There’s more in Exeter’s award-winning museum than you might imagine, its 16 galleries of displays take visitors on a voyage of discovery from pre-history to the present day and from Exeter all around the world.

With three special exhibition spaces, its changing programme means there is likely to be something different to see every visit, from national touring shows to community displays and fine art from the city’s collection.

Free entry gives everyone the freedom to visit many times and to stay for any length of time.

Displays draw from the city’s collection including glassware, Westcountry silver, clocks and watches, local history and archaeology. Exotic animals, birds and butterflies delight children and the World Cultures galleries display stunning items from all over the world.

RAMM is for everyone. Situated between Rougemont and Northernhay gardens and the city’s busy commercial centre, it is easily accessible by bus, rail or car. The splendid Victorian building has full wheelchair access and a key objects tour with BSL, audio and subtitles can be enjoyed by all visitors using the free WiFi. The family-friendly cafe provides delicious light meals, snacks and drinks.

Don’t forget to visit The Shop at RAMM, offering hand-picked gifts and unique craft items alongside books and affordable souvenirs for children. Gifts have been chosen which don’t appear at other places in the city so that The Shop at RAMM can offer an exclusive shopping experience inspired by the museum.

The museum’s busy event programme includes talks and classes for adults and lively, creative activities for children and families.


The RAMM have now developed a simple website optimised for mobile and tablet use to provide tours that visitors can use in the museum with their free wifi service, take tours around Exeter based on the time periods and related objects on our Time Trail website, and find exhibition related objects via a tour and map. Part of this is providing access to disabled visitors, hence the BSL, audio and subtitled key objects tour, but it is also catering for the cultural visitor to Exeter. And providing an online service when the museum is closed on a Monday or bank holiday! To access the site please click on the link in the 'Further Information' section below.

An events booklet contains details of all exhibitions and events. Call the museum on 01392 265858 for your physical copy or visit the website www.exeter.gov.uk/RAMM.

Awards and standards include Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in the 2017 Devon Tourist Awards, 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, two local family-friendly awards in 2017, the Arts Council Designation Scheme, the Accreditation Scheme for Museums in the United Kingdom, Collections Trust Best Practice Award 2013, RIBA South West Special Award for Conservation and Building of the Year 2013 and Museum of the Year 2012. 

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) is one of Exeter City Council’s flagship services. RAMM is also supported using public funding by Arts Council England.   Don't miss out on a chance to visit this wonderful museum during a visit to Exeter.

The Museum is open from Tuesdays - Sundays.  Admission is free (except for certain exhibitions when there may be a small charge)

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    839
  • Very Good
    320
  • Average
    67
  • Poor
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Recent Reviews:

  • janrenee w
    Exeter, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Excellent
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 17th September 2018
    Always something to see! I love the displays, the great staff, the atmosphere and grand surroundings, cafe and the gorgeous shop! Read full review
  • GlutenFreeAdventures
    Exeter, United Kingdom
    Extraordinary Taxidermy Collection
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 15th September 2018
    The RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum) has been under renovation for a rather long time but since it has been reopened there has been nothing but good reviews and praise about it. I must say I... Read full review
  • tillbob
    southampton
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Free and kid friendly
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 13th September 2018
    Spent a few hours here with our toddler. She loved the exhibits, particularly the bugs/butterflies and the elephant. There is also a cute play area for little ones which was great. We had a light... Read full review

Directions

Road Directions

Located on Queen Street, car parking located within the main city car parks.

Public Transport Directions

Approx 200 meters from Exeter Central train station and 200 meters from Exeter High Street where most buses stop.

Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Open All Year
  • Shop
  • Toilets

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Accepts Exeter Pound

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Opening Times

* Closed Mondays and Bank Holidays.

Awards

  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • Devon TourismDevon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp Devon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp 2017
  • Regional and MiscellaneousSouth West Tourism Excellence Awards Large Attraction of the Year Bronze South West Tourism Excellence Awards Large Attraction of the Year Bronze 2018
  • Regional and MiscellaneousSouth West Tourism Excellence Awards Access and Inclusivity Bronze South West Tourism Excellence Awards Access and Inclusivity Bronze 2018
  • Regional and MiscellaneousLarge Attraction of the Year Gold Large Attraction of the Year Gold 2018
  • Regional and MiscellaneousDevon Tourism Awards Access and Inclusivity Silver Devon Tourism Awards Access and Inclusivity Silver 2018
  • Regional and MiscellaneousDevon Tourism Awards Artistic, Cultural and Learning Experience Bronze Devon Tourism Awards Artistic, Cultural and Learning Experience Bronze 2018
  • Regional and MiscellaneousPrimary Times Reader Star Awards 2017 Favourite Museum or Historical Attraction Primary Times Reader Star Awards 2017 Favourite Museum or Historical Attraction 2018
  • Regional and MiscellaneousExeter Baby Activities Awards 2017 Top Family Favourite Attraction Exeter Baby Activities Awards 2017 Top Family Favourite Attraction 2018

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