"To promote the general diffusion of Science, Literature and the Arts, and for illustrating the Natural and Civil History of the County of Devon, and the History of the City of Exeter"

Our Founding Aim, 1813

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Established in 1813, the Institution’s founding aim was to promote “the general diffusion of Science, Literature and the Arts; and for illustrating the Natural and Civil History of the County of Devon, and the History of the City of Exeter”

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We now know more about the portraits in our Reading Room thanks to Ben Macready’s snippet on them. https://t.co/9bFKEHTVXt
12 October 2019

Something to make you smile! Our free famous faces family craft event is on today, 11am- 1pm, in the Outer Library.… https://t.co/KU5XychHtq
12 October 2019

So pleased that @TheUnmumsyMum will be joining us to open the Exeter Literary Festival next month #LibrariesWeek… https://t.co/aFE4Yhxbjf
10 October 2019