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Royal Albert Memorial Museum - RAMM's Events

Tel: 01392 265858
Exeter’s world-class museum has stunning displays and galleries, fabulous exhibitions and modern amenities. Its spectacular Victorian building links the modern commercial city-centre bustle on Queen Street with the city’s historic past.

SPECIMENS FROM AN IMAGINARY VOYAGE

01 Jan to 01 Apr 10.00am - 5.00pm Cost: free
Renowned Danish glass artist Steffen Dam presents his own 3D marine creatures
This new commission by internationally-renowned Danish glass artist Steffen Dam seduces viewers into believing the glass cylinders contain real three-dimensional marine creatures. But this is an illusion. The blown-glass forms are not scientific replicas of anything found in nature; they come from Dam’s own biological universe. This piece was inspired by Percy Sladen’s historic collection of starfish and sea urchins and the gallery it stands in.

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Category: Art Exhibitions
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EXETER'S FINE ART COLLECTION: MODERN

13 Dec to 28 Feb 10.00am - 5.00pm Cost: free
Diverse collection of over 7,000 modern art pieces from the 1400s to today.
This diverse selection features two works by the British Pop Art movement artist Brian Rice which are shown for the first time, having been gifted to RAMM through the Art Fund. RAMM’s art collection is rich and varied. It consists of over 7,000 paintings, prints, drawings, watercolours, miniatures and sculptures dating from the 1400s to the present day. The collection includes donations from individuals, bequests and purchases.

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Category: Art Exhibitions
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DARTMOOR: A WILD AND WONDROUS REGION

22 Dec to 28 Feb 10.00am - 5.00pm Cost: free
The story of Dartmoor through artists' eyes
Dartmoor has inspired generations of artists. This exhibition traces the story of Dartmoor, once described as a ‘dreary mountainous tract’ and later as the epitome of the picturesque. This transformation was largely brought about through the imagination of artists such as JMW Turner, Thomas Rowlandson and Samuel Palmer. The coming of the railways brought greater numbers of tourists to Exeter and Dartmoor.

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Category: Art Exhibitions
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WHAT DO YOU COLLECT? TOY STORER

16 Jan to 01 Apr 10.00am - 5.00pm Cost: free
Regularly changing display shares the passions of local collectors.
The regularly changing display shares the passions of local collectors. This selection of vintage toy puzzles comes from a collection of more than 350. The collector is inspired by the striking use of colour and great design.

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Category: Art Exhibitions
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EXETER AND YAROSLAVL

16 Jan to 01 Apr 10.00am - 5.00pm Cost: free
Photographic essay by Marija Lees from Exeter and Aleksei Loban from Yaroslavl
Marija Lees from Exeter and Aleksei Lobanov from Yaroslavl, Russia, visited each other’s city last year to capture first-time impressions of each place and its people, from the perspective of an outsider. They have used photography to build bridges, to connect different and faraway communities and cultures. The display aims to provide more insight into life in the two cities, their cultural heritage and the landscape of the surrounding regions.

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

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GEORGE SHAW: MY BACK TO NATURE

27 Jan to 08 Apr 10.00am - 5.00pm Cost: free
Turner Prize nominee George Shaw explores new magical woodland landscapes
This series of new paintings and drawings was created by Turner Prize nominee George Shaw whilst in residence at the National Gallery as the Rootstein Hopkins Associate Artist. Inspired by woodland scenes in the collection, these new works resonate with the artist’s experience of walking in the forest near his hometown as a teenager, with the feeling that ‘something out of the ordinary’ could happen at any time there, away from the supervision of adults.

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

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CHINESE NEW YEAR: MUSEUM TRAIL

17 Feb to 16 Mar 10.00am - 5.00pm Cost: free
Celebrate Chinese New Year with this trail to find Chinese objects on display
Year of the Dog: celebrate the Chinese New Year with this trail to find Chinese and Chinese-inspired objects on display, from a dazzling hairpin made of kingfisher feathers to an Irish silver tea set. A trail for all ages, with stickers for children.

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Category: Courses & Classes > Childrens Activities
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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ACTIVITIES

24 Feb 11.00am - 2.00pm Cost: see web
Activities inspired by RAMM's Egyptian collection
Sat 24 Feb & 24 Mar, 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm, £3, UNDER 5s go free Help with the re-enactment of the mummification of Shep en-Mut. Have a go at the addictive Ancient Egyptian game of Senet. Join the Scribe School and learn how to write hieroglyphs.

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Category: Courses & Classes > Childrens Activities
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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TOURS

24 Feb 12.00pm - 2.30pm Cost: free
Tour of RAMM's Egyptian collection
Sat 24 Feb & 24 Mar, 12 noon to 12.30pm and 2 to 2.30pm, free but ticketed Meet in the Courtyard Visit the tomb of Shep en-Mut. Tours are limited to eight people.

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Category: Museums & Heritage
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CHINESE NEW YEAR: DRAGON DANCING

03 Mar 1.45pm - 2.15pm Cost: free
Celebrate Chinese New Year with this spectacular performance!
Traditional dragon and lion dancers from the University of Exeter snarl and drum their way past the museum as Exeter celebrates the New Year of the Dog.

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Category: Dance
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DISCOVERING NATURE: DART VALLEY

07 Mar 10.00am - 12.30pm Cost: free
See Dartmoor through the eyes of local TV and radio naturalist John Walters.
Meet: Newbridge Car Park, Ashburton-Two Bridges road, Grid Reference SX711708 See Dartmoor through the eyes of local TV and radio naturalist John Walters. Enjoy a leisurely guided walk around the beautifully wooded Dart Valley, looking for some of the special wildlife that lives there. Stout, waterproof footwear and warm, waterproof clothing are advised. One of a series of activities linked to Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region, a partnership exhibition with Dartmoor National Park Authority

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Category: Walks
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HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (1959)

07 Mar 2.00pm - 3.35pm Cost: see web
Part of the Dartmoor Mini Film Festival
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enlisted to protect Sir Henry Baskerville from the legendary Dartmoor hound that caused the death of his uncle. This film is the first colour feature of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary sleuth and Terence Fisher’s adaptation is a stylish and intriguing mystery. Part of the Dartmoor Film Festival Wed 7 to Wed 28 Mar, a celebration of RAMM’s exhibition Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region, in partnership with Exeter Phoenix. Introductory talk included.

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Category: Shows & Films
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DARTMOOR MINI FILM FESTIVAL

07 Mar to 28 Mar 2.00pm - 4.00pm Cost: see web
Film festival in celebration of Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region
N celebration of the exhibition Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region, RAMM has teamed up with Exeter Phoenix to showcase a series of films that have been shot on or inspired by Dartmoor. Each performance will include an introductory talk. Films include: Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), A Cottage on Dartmoor (1929), The Farmer's Wife (1928), and War Horse (2011)

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Category: Shows & Films
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INSPIRATIONAL LANDSCAPES: TEIGN VALLEY

09 Mar 10.30am - 3.30pm Cost: free
A walking tour of the dramatic landscape of Fingle Bridge and the Teign Valley
Meet: National Trust car park at Fingle Bridge, Grid Reference SX744899 The Teign valley has been a source of inspiration for many artists in the exhibition Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region. Explore this dramatic landscape and the painters and paintings it inspired with exhibition co-curator Peter F Mason and the Dartmoor Preservation Association. Approximately 5 to 6 miles, mainly easy walking. One of a series of activities linked to Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region.

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Category: Walks
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A COTTAGE ON DARTMOOR (1929)

14 Mar 2.00pm - 3.45pm Cost: see web
Part of the Dartmoor Mini Film Festival
A classic silent drama, told in flashback, about an escape from Dartmoor Prison by a man who has sworn revenge on his rival in love. An embroiled melodrama, a tale of love and revenge set on the beautifully captured landscape of the moor. Part of the Dartmoor Film Festival Wed 7 to Wed 28 Mar, a celebration of RAMM’s exhibition Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region, in partnership with Exeter Phoenix. Introductory talk included. TICKETS FROM EXETERPHOENIX.ORG.UK

Location: Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3LS

Category: Shows & Films
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EXETER’S HISTORIC BUILDINGS WITH TODD GRAY

16 Mar 7.00pm - 8.30pm Cost: see web
Todd Gray provides a guide to Exeter's historic buildings.
Caleb Hedgeland’s model of Georgian Exeter has long been one of RAMM’s most popular objects. It depicts every building within the city's ancient walls. The 2016 fire in the Cathedral Yard has reawakened interest in Exeter’s historic buildings. Dr Todd Gray MBE will explore the accuracy of the model as a guide to Exeter in the late 1700s and the buildings which have miraculously survived the recent fire. After the talk, there will be a book signing and an opportunity to chat with the author.

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Category: Museums & Heritage
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INSPIRATIONAL LANDSCAPES: LUSTLEIGH CLEAVE

17 Mar 10.30am - 3.30pm Cost: free
Explore the dramatic landscape at Lustleigh Cleave during this walk.
Meet: Manaton car park, by the church, Grid reference SX749813 The dramatic valley at Lustleigh Cleave attracted several artists in the exhibition Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region. Explore this landscape and the painters and paintings it inspired from different points along the valley with exhibition co-curator Peter F Mason and the DPA. Stout, waterproof footwear and warm, waterproof clothing are advised. One of a series of activities linked to Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region.

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Category: Walks
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THE FARMER’S WIFE (1928)

21 Mar 2.00pm - 4.00pm Cost: see web
Part of the Dartmoor Mini Film Festival
This silent romantic comedy, the first film version of Eden Philpotts’ play The Farmer’s Wife, was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The story revolves around a rugged widowed farmer (Samuel Sweetland) in search of a new bride, who realises that his ideal mate has been under his nose the whole time. Hitchcock’s seventh feature film is a wonderfully crafted, charming comedy of rural manners. In partnership with Exeter Phoenix. Introductory talk included. TICKETS FROM EXETERPHOENIX.ORG.UK

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

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PREHISTORIC DARTMOOR: MERRIVALE

21 Mar 1.30pm - 3.30pm Cost: free
Guided walk exploring the prehistoric complex at Merrivale
Meet: Four Winds car park near Princetown,Grid Reference SX560748 Join Dr Lee Bray, Dartmoor National Park Archaeologist, for a guided walk to explore the prehistoric ceremonial complex at Merrivale, which includes several stone rows, cairns, a stone circle and a large cist grave. Stout, waterproof footwear and warm, waterproof clothing are advised. One of a series of activities linked to Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region, a partnership exhibition with Dartmoor National Park Authority.

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Category: Walks
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DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY ART-MAKING

22 Mar 10.30am - 12.30pm Cost: see web
A hands-on creative activity inspired by the In Fine Feather gallery
A hands-on creative activity: using the In Fine Feather gallery as inspiration, we will create a piece of bird-printed cloth. Part of RAMM’s programme of Living Each Season dementia-friendly events, this activity is suitable for people with mild to moderate memory problems, accompanied by a friend, relative or carer. Led by specially-trained staff, and designed to be enjoyable for both people with dementia and carers.

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Box Office: 01392 265305

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WOOSTON CASTLE AND DAFFODILS

23 Mar 10.00am - 1.30pm Cost: free
Discover Teign Valley on this walk and Landrover Safari
Meet: Fingle Bridge Inn, Drewsteignton, Exeter EX6 6PW Discover the Teign Valley on this guided walk and tour with the Woodland Trust. Landscape painters have always found inspiration from the natural surroundings in this beautiful part of Dartmoor, but take a closer look to discover much more, from iron age hill forts to magnificent natural spectacles. A mixture of walking and landrover safari. For more details contact: EleanorLewis@woodlandtrust.org.uk

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

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THE LAND AND US: DANCE PERFORMANCE

27 Mar 11.00am - 12.00pm Cost: free
Performance by Exeter College Performing Arts students
A specially choreographed piece of modern dance and movement by Exeter College Performing Arts students. The performers will wear garments created by Textile Design students. The focus is on our relationship with the land and will be inspired by RAMM’s exhibition Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region.

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Category: Dance
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WAR HORSE (2011)

28 Mar 2.00pm - 4.45pm Cost: see web
Part of the Dartmoor Mini Film Festival
Based on Michael Morpurgo’s book, and filmed largely on Dartmoor, War Horse follows the journey of a horse named Joey as he moves through the sweeping canvas of Europe during the First World War, changing and inspiring the lives of all he meets. Steven Spielberg’s soaring spectacle is an unapologetic emotional rollercoaster that wonderfully captures the rural English landscape. TICKETS FROM EXETERPHOENIX.ORG.UK

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

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MOOR WORDS IN PAINT: ADULTS

06 Apr 10.00am - 2.00pm Cost: see web
Print-making workshop inspired by Dartmoor
Green Hill Arts, Fore St, Moretonhampstead TQ13 8LL What does Dartmoor mean to you? Participants will create prints incorporating their own answers to this question. Words may include the names of fauna and flora or geological and industrial terms. They could be linked to weather, to sounds of the moor, or to emotional responses to the National Park. Tickets from BIT.LY/GREENHILLADULT One of a series of activities linked to Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

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MOOR WORDS IN PAINT: CHILDREN

07 Apr 10.00am - 2.00pm Cost: see web
Print-making workshop inspired by Dartmoor
A children’s drop-in printmaking day with Anita Reynolds. Parents and carers are encouraged to join in. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Location: Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

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