A date at the museum

Steve and I decided to see what our local museum had to offer, The Royal Albert Memorial Museum now renamed RAMM. We were looking for something a bit different to do on my day off that didn’t require spending lots of money. The museum seemed like a good plan as it is free entry. 

 

We had a mooch around all the different rooms. The museum was deceptively big.. There were local art displays in the first room we visited. It was interesting seeing paintings, etchings and line drawings of Exeter in days gone by. We spent time trying to see where our house might fit into the paintings. Downstairs on the ground floor the rooms seem to trace the history of Exeter and Devon from the earliest geological times to the present day. 

  
Level one is more of a world map.. They have collections from Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Ancient Egypt, and other world cultures. 

 

They have some great natural history exhibits too.. Gerald the giraffe being one of them! I remember him as a child when I visited the museum. 

   

  

We spent about an hour wondering  the galleries. There was lots to see. The museum is very child friendly but not to the point that as an adult you wouldn’t enjoy it. It’s worth a visit if you are looking for some free fun. To extend your visit you could also visit the cafe that looked very nice. We didn’t go in as we were conserving our pennies but I would definately stop by to check out their cake selection another time! 

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