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Land snail shells

Miss Linter’s Legacy

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

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

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

Poor Man’s Gold

Exploring the unusual material of straw used in the embroidery of a late 1860's dress.

Photo of the Bad Homburg Wild Boar a 25th twinning anniversary gift to Exeter

Story of the Bad Homburg wild boar – tales of tails

The 'Bad Homburg Boar' is a splendid piece of taxidermy. He was a twinning anniversary gift from the City of Bad Homburg vor der Höhe in Germany to the City of Exeter in 1990. But why did they give Exeter a wild boar and what did we give them in return?

Page 3 Utagawa (Gountei) Sadahide

Japanese triptych book

The interpretation of each scene of RAMM's Japanese triptych book has been kindly provided by Dr Clare Pollard, Curator of Japanese Art at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.