Exeter's Royal Albert Museum announces November programme

PUBLISHED: 19:00 31 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:55 10 June 2010

EXETER'S Royal Albert Memorial Museum's November programme starts with a trip back to the mediaeval cloisters at St Nicholas Priory.

EXETER'S Royal Albert Memorial Museum's November programme starts with a trip back to the mediaeval cloisters at St Nicholas Priory. As well as the regular family activities at RAMM in the library, a busy programme of exhibitions, events and talks embraces local, regional, national and international topics as varied as gardening, archaeology and urban wildlife.

There's plenty for adults and families and a special children's workshop on making Christmas decorations.

Exhibition at the Guildhall: Global Gardeners

October 25 to November 6

The Guildhall, High Street, Exeter

Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Admission free.

Veitch and Sons: Exeter's plant hunting adventurers: this fascinating display charts the adventures of intrepid plant hunters of the Exeter and Chelsea firm of Veitch and Sons.

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Veitch and Sons sent fearless plant hunters all over the world to collect new species of plants.

As well as the plants they collected the travellers also brought back objects as souvenirs of the countries they visited. The Veitch family donated many of these items to RAMM in the 1880s and they now form part of the Museum's world cultures collection.

These items provide a fascinating link between plants, collecting and empire.


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