New Year, New Adventures
2023 has begun with a renewed energy and need for adventure and inspiration, so in this vain we took a visit to the wonderful Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, not far from us also known as RAMM
“An exquisite jewel box of a building; a Venetian casket. One of the most appealing treasures in Britain.”
Dan Cruickshank, architectural heritage consultant, writer and TV presenter. October 2006
Based in an incredibly beautiful victorian building, RAMM’s world-class collections and ambitious programming ensure that the museum is a place of discovery which encourages visitors to be curious. RAMM cares for wonderful and diverse collections some of which were started in the 1860’s; consisting of over one million individual objects and specimens from all over the globe. They are divided into the following curatorial departments: antiquities, costume and textiles, decorative art, ethnography, fine art, natural sciences, numismatics and social history.
You can view some of the collections here https://rammuseum.org.uk/collections/collection-areas/
Here is an image of one of the wonderful displays in the African collection, some incredible hats from Nigeria along with a few other snaps from the collections, including a hat topped with a stuffed owl dating back to the 19th Century!
Thoroughly worth a visit and a great adventure for adults and kids alike!