New Acquisitions

RAMM continues to add objects and specimens to its permanent collection. Some are historic, documenting the city’s past landscape and people. Others record current biodiversity, new innovation and recent events.

RAMM’s collecting is guided by its Collections Development Policy. This outlines the kind of items the museum seeks to collect and the ethical considerations it adheres to. RAMM reviews this document at least every five years. This ensures collections in RAMM’s care remain relevant and reflect contemporary society.

RAMM would like to thank all the donors, funders and supporters who make it possible to acquire new objects for the collection. Find out how you can support RAMM.

If you would like to donate an object to RAMM please contact us. Please do NOT bring objects to the museum without a prior appointment with a member of the Collections Team.

Browse a selection of RAMM’s acquisitions in 2023, expand the sections below for 2020 – 2022:

Archaeological archives include:

  • Hemyock (early medieval ironworking)
  • Tiverton (neolithic pottery, lithics and plant remains)
  • Butts Road and Higher Ridgeway, Ottery St Mary
  • Bow (grooved ware pottery)
  • Bull Meadow Park, Exeter
  • Old Rydon Lane, Exeter
  • High Peak, Sidmouth
  • Sidwell Street, Exeter
  • Court Lane, Seaton
  • Royal Naval Stores Depot, Exeter
  • Barton Farm, Burlescombe
  • Exe Bridge Retail Park
  • South Down Farm, Beer

Several artworks by Devon-born artist Wilfred Avery that depict the Devon coast. Presented by the executor of the Estate of Wilfred Avery with Art Fund support, 2022. © Executor of the Estate of Wilfred Avery

Archaeological archives include sites at the following locations:

  • Branscombe
  • North Hall, Widecombe-in-the-Moor
  • Maunders Row, Otterton
  • Buckfast Abbey
  • Cullompton (prehistoric pottery)
  • Bovey Tracey
  • Sampford Peverell
  • Chudleigh
  • Treasbeare Farm, Cranbrook
  • Bridgetown, Totnes

RAMM also accepted archaeological archives for sites at Newcourt Drive, Cranbrook, Thorverton, Paul Street in Exeter, Crown Land Axminster, Hayes Farm and St Sidwell’s Point.

RAMM also accepted archaeological archives from sites at Frog Street in Exeter, Ashford Road and Exeter Road in Topsham, Pin Brook, Winham Farm Solar Park in Cullompton, Meadow View Nursery in Honiton, Challabrook in Bovey Tracey and Exeter’s Flood Defence Scheme.

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