Royal Albert Memorial Museum - Heritage Open Days Virtual Event

Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX
External photo of the RAMM


Step into some of RAMM’s Untold Stories and peek into the fascinating world behind the scenes of our natural history collection through a series of exclusive videos, photos and online activities compiled especially for Heritage Open Days 2020.

In this unique compilation of videos, photos and online activities, we unravel the fascinating stories behind some of RAMM’s natural history collection. Delve beyond Gerald, our famous giraffe, and the other high profile 19th Century contributions to the museum to explore the sometimes glanced over tales behind our tiniest residents, the intriguing journies involved in recent collecting, or the nature-themed inspiration of famous artists and sculptors.

Discover the massive impact the tiny molluscs in the George Montagu collection has had on our understanding of natural history; marvel at the untold story of Constance Sladen, a key driver behind Percy Sladen’s collection of echinoderms and the establishment of his gallery at RAMM.

Find out how the chance discovery of a whale’s body led to the involvement of the Royal Marines to bring it to RAMM and reassemble the skeleton for future generations to study; or delve into the mysteries of Ancient Egypt as we unravel the remains of mummified animals through access to RAMM’s x-ray records.

Watch a time lapse video of the taxidermy of the Sora Rail bird, delve into a nature-themed collection of microscope slides, explore the impact of nature on the medieval woodwork collected by Harry Hems or embark on an imaginary voyage with contemporary artist Steffen Dam, whose work is now on display in the Sladen Gallery.

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Opening Times

Royal Albert Memorial Museum - Heritage Open Days Virtual Event (11 Sept 2020 - 20 Sept 2020)

* Online only

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