Events Archive

Past talks, tours, workshops and seminars
Thorn House & Garden, Wembury | 05.05.2022

Thorn House & Garden, Wembury | 05.05.2022

A Thousand Year History of Thorn House & Garden in Wembury. An illustrated talk by John and Eva Gibson on Thursday, 5th May, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. Thorn, or the Manor of South Wembury as it was previously known, is located on the banks of the...

Shilstone House Tour | 26.04.2022

Shilstone House Tour | 26.04.2022

On Tuesday 26th April 2022 at 2pm, our resident archaeologist, Abi Gray, will lead a guided tour of Shilstone House and gardens. Guests will explore the history of the site through its surviving archaeology and rare architectural features before seeing the results of...

From ‘Lady Woodcarvers’ to Professionals | 07.04.2022

From ‘Lady Woodcarvers’ to Professionals | 07.04.2022

From 'Lady Woodcarvers' to Professionals: the remarkable Pinwill sisters. An illustrated talk by Dr. Helen Wilson on Thursday, 7th April, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. The emergence of Mary, Ethel and Violet Pinwill as professional woodcarvers in the late...

Shilstone’s Historic Landscape Tour | 04.04.2022

Shilstone’s Historic Landscape Tour | 04.04.2022

A rare opportunity to explore the historic landscape at Shilstone with our resident archaeologist, Abi Gray, on Monday 4th April 2022 at 2pm. Shilstone House occupies a truly exceptional site, at the head of a steep sided valley containing evidence of occupation from...

Some Local Myths & Legends | 03.03.2022

Some Local Myths & Legends | 03.03.2022

Some Local Myths and Legends. An illustrated talk by Dr. Kevin Dixon on Thursday, 3rd March, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. Pixies, ghosts, giants, sea serpents, Greek heroes, and the Devil: all have made appearances in our county. Are they simply traditional...

Shilstone’s Historic Landscape Tour | 21.02.2022

Shilstone’s Historic Landscape Tour | 21.02.2022

A rare opportunity to explore the historic landscape at Shilstone with our resident archaeologist, Abi Gray, on Monday 21st February 2022 at 2pm. Shilstone House occupies a truly exceptional site, at the head of a steep sided valley containing evidence of occupation...

Devon’s Last Slave Owners | 03.02.2022

Devon’s Last Slave Owners | 03.02.2022

Devon's Last Slave Owners: emancipation & compensation in 1834. An illustrated talk by Dr. Todd Gray on Thursday, 3rd February, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. How many Devonians owned slaves on 1 August 1834? This illustrated talk will begin asking this...

Shilstone House Tour | 15.03.2022

Shilstone House Tour | 15.03.2022

On Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 2pm, our resident archaeologist, Abi Gray, will lead a guided tour of Shilstone House and gardens. Guests will explore the history of the site through its surviving archaeology and rare architectural features before seeing the results of...

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Our Evening Lecture Programme for 2022 will be released soon.  Join us at the DRA throughout the year to learn about aspects of Devon’s history, archaeology and architecture through a series of evening talks, in which our expert, guest speakers will inform, amaze and...

Excursions in the Tamar Valley | 02.12.2021

Excursions in the Tamar Valley | 02.12.2021

Excursions in the Tamar Valley: Postcards Home. An illustrated talk by Dr Helen Wilson on Thursday 2nd December 2021 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. When paddle steamers were introduced as pleasure craft in the mid-nineteenth century, seats were expensive and...

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