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Photograph of butterfly collector Derrick Worton sat surrounded by wildflowers

Derrick Worton’s Butterfly Collection

05 June 2019

Exeter University placement student Rory Weaver reports his research on Derrick Worton's butterfly collection. Many of the 7,000 specimens come from Devon.

Land snail shells

Miss Linter’s Legacy

04 January 2019

Miss JE Linter began collecting land snail shells in the 1880s. Her collection is of the finest quality. RAMM has over 15,000 of her shells from around the globe.

Screenshot of Collection with sharing buttons

Curate a collection

22 December 2017

South West Collections Explorer has a new feature for researchers and others. It allows visitors to curate a collection of objects then share or keep the collection private.

The curator is showing Mr Milverton, a man in a wheelchair, a ceramic cup in the museum store.

Devon Art Pottery

19 September 2017

A donor's visit has provided some new insights into RAMM's Art Pottery collection.