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Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) is a museum and art gallery in Exeter, Devon, the largest in the city. It holds significant and diverse collections in areas such as zoology, anthropology, fine art, local and overseas archaeology, and geology. Altogether the museum holds over one million objects, of which a small percentage is on permanent public display. It is a 'Major Partner Museum' (MPM) under the Arts Council England administered programme of strategic investment, which means RAMM receives funding (2012–15) to develop its services. RAMM receives this funding in partnership with Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery. Previously they were described as 'hub museums' under the 'Renaissance' Programme for regional museums which operated between 2002–11 and funded by the now defunct Museums Libraries & Archives Council (MLA).
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Absolutely fabulous. For a free museum you cannot fault it. Donations ate desired but not demanded. Great place for kids with lots of interactive opportunities. Cafe and facilities on site. Lifts for pushchair and disabled so access not restricted. Well done Exeter this is a credit to the city.
Superb place with lots to do. Lovely anytime. There are always great exhibits which are worth the extra money, otherwise the museum is run on small donatations, worth it. A great way to spend a few hours with the children.
Really great museum, I took a 5&9 year old with me and we spent around 4 hours hear without one single ' I'm board' which is a raraty. Plenty to look at and get involved with. The explorer packs add another dimension to a already fun day out. They contain a few extra bits to help keep the kids interested. Artifacts are from the Devon area and are well displayed with information about each piece. There is a large taxidermy section which some may not enjoy. The building is very old but the inside gives a modern feel. There are plenty of toilets.
The museum itself was lovely. Lots of things to see and different, interesting exhibits. However our visit was soured somewhat by the attitude of some of the staff members. Firstly we were approached when trying to give our young child a drink. I understood that drinks weren't allowed in the exhibits but we were sat by the children's play area so hardly causing any issue. But they were adamant that the drink (a bottled juice drink with a sports cap) had to be put away. Secondly when walking through the art gallery out 1 year old daughter was make some noise. She had discovered that the room was echoey and found it funny to woo every so often. A lot of people were smiling because it was cute however a member of staff in the room felt the need to rudely shush a 1 year old child. Appalling behaviour if you ask me and put a sour note on what was otherwise a pleasant day's activity
Great place to visit. There is no entry fee which is amazing. Really interesting place to visit.
We found this hidden gem completely by accident. Great for the kids lots of different sections to hold your interest. It also had a great little cafe with good coffee and cake at reasonable prices. A great way to spend an afternoon learning new things!
I only popped in for a quick glimpse and left two hours later. A real mixture of exhibits so sure to find something of interest to you. I especially liked the Egyptian section and the bird display. Great fun for kids too with lots of interactive things for them to do - including banging away on an ancient ‘glockenspiel ‘ which did get a bit noisy at times.
Free to get in. Had a good range if history and art. They even had local history bits, and the story behind them which was really nice to learn about.
Definitely going back to ramm. You could easily spend a whole day there. It's free entrance and the cafe is very reasonable