Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema & Popular Culture
University of Exeter, Old Library Building, Prince of Wales Road
Exeter EX4 4SB
The Bill Douglas Centre opened in 1997 as part of the University of Exeter's developing film studies programme. The museum is dedicated to the history of the moving image. Collections: The centre houses one of the largest collections of film- and cinema-related memorabilia in the UK, including Disney toys, posters, film stills, sheet music, postcards, campaign material and an extensive library. The collections also represent the wealth of Victorian optical entertainments, including shadow puppets, magic lanterns, panoramas, zoetropes and peepshows.
Britannia Royal Naval College Museum & Archives
The Britannia Museum, Britannia Royal Naval College
Dartmouth TQ6 0HJ
This small yet fine museum has collected together many pictures and artefacts showing the history of BRNC from its beginnings in 1863 as two vessels moored in the River Dart, through the opening in 1905 of today's College.
Combe Martin Museum & Tourist Information Point
Combe Martin EX34 0DH
A volunteer run museum which gained Heritage Lottery and Devon Rennaisance funding in 2008 to relocate to newly renovated premises in historic Cross Street.
Crediton Area History & Museum Society
The Old Town Hall, High Street
Crediton EX17 3LF
Local museum & history society for Crediton and surrounding villages in Mid-Devon. Exhibitions are usually based on local themes and use the society's archive of documents and photographs.
Dartmoor Trust & Archive
Ford Farm, Sticklepath
Okehampton EX20 2NS
The Dartmoor Trust works closely with the National Park Authority on projects that benefit Dartmoor. At the core of the Dartmoor Trust is our archive project. The Dartmoor Trust Archive is home to 20,000 images dating back over 100 years.
6 The Butterwalk, Duke Street
Dartmouth TQ6 9PZ
A small and unusually interesting Museum housed in an old Merchant's House, dated 1640. The museum houses marine and local artefacts, including a superb collection of ships in bottles and an extensive photographic archive of the local area, shipbuilding and shipping on the Dart.
Devon Record Office
Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Sowton
Exeter EX2 7NL
The Devon Record Office exists to collect and preserve the historical records of Devon and to make them available to all who wish to study them. There are three record offices which share this task. The Devon Record Office at Exeter houses all types of historical records relating to the county of Devon, the city of Exeter, and East, Mid and South Devon, including Torbay.
Devon Rural Archive
Shilstone, Nr Modbury
Plymouth PL21 0TW
The Devon Rural Archive was launched in 2006 to promote a greater understanding of the county's rural domestic architecture. Our growing reference library is open to the public two days a week for private research and provides the perfect place to explore Devon's architectural heritage.
Ilfracombe EX34 8AF
Delve into the treasure trove that is Ilfracombe Museum. Overflowing with curiosities and memorabilla, this historic building houses unimaginable finds from a shrunken head to pickled bats, and marvellous insect, spider and butterfly specimens to explore.
Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum
The Old Grammar School, 108 Fore Street
Kingsbridge TQ7 1AW
The Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum is an independent museum, founded in 1971. It is housed in the Grade II listed 17th century former Grammar School, a well-known landmark in Kingsbridge.
Museum of British Surfing
Caen Street car park
Braunton EX33 1AA
Historic British surfboards and associated memorabilia dating back to the time when Captain James Cook and his crew first discovered surfing in 1769. We have a large range of surfing publications dating back 200 years, plus photographs, films and interviews with pioneer surfers.
National Meteorological Library & Archive
Met Office, FitzRoy Road
Exeter EX1 3PB
The National Meteorological Library and Archive has become one of the most comprehensive collections of material on meteorology anywhere in the world. As the national collection on all aspects of the weather and climate and the approved Place of Deposit for UK meteorological records, we are the custodians of the 'public memory of the weather' and a major resource for scientific and historical research. Collections: The library collection contains books, journals, conference proceedings, reports and data, covering meteorology, climatology and related sciences. It includes all the key published writing on these subjects over the last 200 years from the UK, and a selection of writing and data from around the world.
Plymouth & West Devon Record Office
Unit 3, Clare Place
Plymouth PL4 0JW
The Plymouth and West Devon Record Office is the principal archive repository within Plymouth and the West Devon area. It exists to collect and preserve the historical records of the area and to promote and encourage their use by all who want to study them.
South West Image Bank
25 The Parade Barbican
Plymouth PL1 2JN
The South West Image Bank (SWiB) is a community based specialist photography archive managed by our Archivist, and a full time Outreach Officer. SWiB is supported by a team of volunteers who undertake cataloguing and digitisation of the unique photographic archives deposited by members of the public, photographers and local businesses.
529 Babbacombe Rd
Torquay TQ1 1HG
Torquay Museum is Devon's oldest established Museum still operating, founded in 1845 and still owned and run by Torquay Museum Society. The museum holds collections that are exceptional for a Museum of this size, with over 300,000 objects, some of which are of international importance. The museum is home to the second oldest anatomically modern human fossil in Europe, along with a large collection of stone tools and animal remains from the nearby Kents Cavern - one of the most important prehistoric sites in Europe.