25: Christmas at the Museum

It's been a slightly odd Christmas, with no museum to close up for the holidays.  Ever since 2007, when the Square was redesigned, the town Christmas Tree and the Christmas Lights have been a focus for celebration.  Next year we will be joining in making Christmas a great event, with the Christmas Lights switch on … Continue reading 25: Christmas at the Museum

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24: Our new website

As part of our Heritage Lottery funded project we have created a new website for the Museum.  It's been a long time coming, and its not completely perfect yet, but it is up and running, ready to be the public face of the new extended museum when we reopen in summer 2019. It all started … Continue reading 24: Our new website

23: Bertie Burrington

As the centenary commemorations for the First World War draw to a close, I thought it would be interesting to look at an ordinary Barnstaple man whose records we have here in the museum.  Bertie Burrington wasn't a hero, and he wasn't one of the thousands who gave their lives in the Great War, but … Continue reading 23: Bertie Burrington