The Devon Rural Archive

An independent heritage centre for the study of our county’s buildings and landscapes.


Open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 3pm.


The perfect place to begin your research…

If you would like to study the history of your home, village, town, or indeed any of Devon’s landscapes, there is no better place to begin your research than at the DRA. The Archive’s unique collection, and its expert team, will soon help you unlock the secrets of your home or village.


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Join the DRA Friends to receive the latest news from the archive
as well as details of our events and exhibitions by email.

Where we are

Devon Rural Archive, Shilstone, Modbury, Devon, PL21 0TW

Call us: 01548 830832

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