The city of Exeter is only an hour train journey from my home but yet I rarely visit, it’s one of those places I only normally go for a good old shopping spree but not having done that in quite some time, myself and hubby decided to explore the city for something a little more than shopping.
On arriving in Exeter we headed to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM). It reminded me of a mini version of the museums you get in London, with well exhibited artefacts and impressive art collections. Like most public museums in the UK, it was free entry, great if you want to explore the area on a budget.
The museum featured a mixture of rooms and exhibitions which included:
– Geology of Devon
– Archaeology of Roman Devon and Medieval Exeter
– Stories of iconic exhibits
– Ancient Worlds of Greek and Roman Empires
– Animals, Birds, Sea-life and Insect exhibits
The museum also features views of over the city which shows the original Roman built wall that enclosed the city during these times. Parts of the wall are still standing around Exeter so you view this historic part of the city. The museum takes a few hours to explore so leaves you plenty of time to explore other areas of the city.
As it was a lovely sunny day, another area we explored was the Cathedral. I love the area around the Exeter Cathedral, the buildings and architecture are lovely and the green was filled with people soaking up the sunshine. This is a buzzing part of the city especially in the summer with quaint shops and cafes, making it perfect for experiencing the history and sights of the area.
After all the walking around we tucked into an Oggy’s Pasty and a coffee before heading back home. Overall it was a great little trip to the city that didn’t cost a fortune. I would certainly recommend the museum if you like history and culture.