Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, the short name for it is ‘RAMM’, It’s a museum and art gallery in Exeter, its the largest museum in the city. It holds vast and diverse collections in areas such as: zoology, anthropology, fine artwork, nearby and overseas archaeology, and geology.
The museum is housed in a Gothic revival building and was founded in 1868, the buildings red sandstone has undergone several extensions during its history; one of the most recent redevelopments was between 2007 to December 2011, when the museum re-opened after four years, costing 24 million.
List of some of the changes:
Complete re-display of the collections
Extension and a new entrance from the historic Registered gardens at the rear
Repair to the fabric of the building
Altogether the museum holds over one million objects, only a small percentage of the objects is on permanent public display.
Architect: John Hayward
During the end of every July, the museum holds a plant-orientated lecture in memory of Sir Harry Veitch.
How to get there
Car: city centre parking or Park and Ride services.
Train: Central Station is 100 metres away on Queen Street.
St David’s Station is a 15 minute walk or short bus or taxi ride
Bus and coach: any bus that stops in the High Street or Queen Street
Entry is free
Address: Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen St, Exeter EX4 3RX, UK