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We have a great Museum in Barnstaple and it is one of the top 25 visitor attractions in the South West! It is the place to discover the wildife, history and culture of North Devon. It is packed with fascinating exhibits and there is a regular programme of temporary displays, events and children's activities.

The collections have grown so much over the last 30 years that we have some important objects in outside storage and no room to display them.

We are aiming to raise £10,000 towards the Long Bridge Wing at the Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon

The Long Bridge Wing will provide a brand new Social History Gallery telling the stories of life in North Devon.  We will bring objects out of the store and work with our volunteers and local community to select and conserve the best items for display. Themes will include High Days and Holidays, Hatched, Matched and Dispatched and House and Home, as well as a celebration of Barnstaple Fair and our great manufacturers Shapland and Petter and Brannam Pottery. An activities programme will bring the exhibits to life for children and adults.

The ambitious plans to build this new wing are fast gaining momentum. The building plans have been approved and our major funders have pledged over £1.5 million.

Crowdfunder is your opportunity to support and help us raise the £10,000 required to fill the funding gap. There are lots of great rewards in return for your donation but the biggest reward of all is that by 2019 you will be able to visit the Museum with its brand new wing and all FREE of charge .

Our crowdfunding page is now live - please help us raise the final part of our funding. Click HERE to make a donation or select a reward!

Thank you

Adam Murray
Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

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