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Best Museums and Art Galleries In Devon

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in Devon in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 48 Devon museums and art galleries to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Museum of Dartmoor Life

  • Okehampton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Dartmoor Life is a good way to explore the history of Dartmoor. How were sheep shorn on Dartmoor? What did the inside of a Bronze Age round...

Bill Douglas Centre - History of Cinema

  • Exeter
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema) is a public museum and an academic research centre that contains one of the largest collections of prints, bo...

St Nicholas Priory

  • Exeter
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

St Nicholas Priory, now richly furnished as an Elizabethan town house, is the 900 year old guest wing of a former Benedictine Priory, and offers a gr...

Exeter Sculpture Walk

  • Exeter
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Exeter Sculpture Walk can be found Streatham Campus at the University of Exeter, commonly considered the most beautiful campus in England. The campus...

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

  • Exeter
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Get to grips with Devon’s rich history and global connections - for free - with interactive exhibitions at The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art...

House of Marbles4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bovey Tracey
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Explore a history of glass and watch master craftsmen at work from the viewing platform inside the working glassworks on site. Look through the colle...

Clyston Mill

  • Exeter
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Historic working watermill in a beautiful riverside setting with hands-on activities that will be certain to engage the kids. Grain is still ground h...

Dartmoor Prison Museum

  • Princetown
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dartmoor Prison Museum, which used to be advertised as Dartmoor Prison Heritage Centre, offers the chance to learn about one of the most famous (and...



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Tiverton Museum

  • Tiverton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Tiverton Museum is a family friendly museum that offers free entry to accompanied children aged 16 and under, making for an interesting (but inexpens...

A La Ronde

  • Exmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

A La Ronde is a unique 16 sided house that was built for two spinster cousins when they returned from a grand tour of Europe. It contains many object...

Exmouth Museum

  • Exmouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Exmouth Museum can be found in a 19th century building made up of the former Council stables and the adjoining foreman's cottage. It is now divided i...

Bygones Victorian Museum3.3333333333333335 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Torquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At Bygones Victorian Museum shop as grandparents used to shop. Memories of journeys on the romantic steam trains your parents knew. Escape into the m...

Fairlynch Museum

  • Budleigh Salterton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Fairlynch Museum is an early 19th century house built by a local shipowner and is probably the only thatched museum in the UK. He added the turre...

Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery

  • Torquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery offers visitors Medieval Abbey Ruins to explore, a Historic House and Gardens, Interactive Galleries and Art C...

Cobbaton Combat Collection

  • Umberleigh
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cobbaton Combat Collection is the largest private military collection in the South West, with more than 60 combat vehicles, plus a variety of weapons...

Torquay Museum

  • Torquay
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Torquay Museum is a family-friendly museum with games, quizzes and trails plus blockbuster summer exhibitions designed to engage children and adults...

Dartington Crystal Glass

  • Great Torrington
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Dartington Crystal Glass is a great place to take the kids to experience something a little different, with the chance to see award winning craftsmen...

Buckland Abbey

  • Yelverton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Got little history buffs? At Buckland Abbey in Devon, you’ll discover over 700 years of history wrapped up in the beautiful abbey and estate packed f...

Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust

  • Tavistock
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust is an award winning museum attraction that forms part of a World Heritage site. Features include a historic vi...

Thelma Hulbert Gallery

  • Honiton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Thelma Hulbert Gallery encourages everyone to get creative! As well as art on the walls, there is a learning room, activity trolley and loads of...

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