Week 41: A spoonful of history

On April 8th we received an auction catalogue from Woolley and Wallis in Salisbury.  Included in the sale were a collection of silver spoons, made in Barnstaple in the 16th and 17th centuries.  We were very excited, but we had to move fast as the sale was only 9 days away. We already have in … Continue reading Week 41: A spoonful of history

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Week 40: IKEA saves the day!

One of the important parts of our new extension is the new Learning Room upstairs.  For the first time we will be able to talk to a whole class of children in one space, and the room will also be available for booking by outside groups such as the North Devon Archaeological Society.  It will … Continue reading Week 40: IKEA saves the day!

Week 39: Time for a trip

During the time the museum has been closed for redevelopment our volunteers have not been idle.  Even though we are only operating a limited font of house service, and no tea-room at all, most of them are still working away.  In fact, we have recruited many new volunteers, so that we get the equivalent of … Continue reading Week 39: Time for a trip