Exhibitions

Come and explore our display galleries

In addition to our events programme we are also able to offer you the chance to view our special exhibitions. We have two display galleries on the ground floor and some small displays in our Research Library too. You may also want to take a peek in the lecture room which is home to some of our historic map collection. Entry to our exhibitions is free of charge.

To view our exhibitions in full please visit us during our opening hours.

Blackawton in the 1990s

Blackawton in the 1990s

A selection of photographs taken by Dr Jacqueline Sarsby, a social anthropologist & photographer. During the 1990s the pattern of farming in Devon was changing, and many of the traditional farm skills - such as hand-turning butter and making a mangold 'cave' -...

Shilstone, a journey through time

Shilstone, a journey through time

Shilstone, a journey through time. People have been living and working in the Shilstone landscape for thousands of years. Through archaeological excavation and historical research, our Resident Archaeologists have been able to reveal much of this story. Our special...

Devon Caring in War

Devon Caring in War

Devon Caring in War. By the end of the First World War more than 60 hospital units had been established in Devon; between them they treated over 40,000 patients, thanks to their largely volunteer staff.This display looks at the ways in which wounded and recovering...

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Where we are

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

Call us: 01548 830832

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