"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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Travel, science, literature, tourism- there is a real variety in our loved books display today, showcasing the dive… https://t.co/vDKBBwZMKf
22 February 2020

We once found a half drunk bottle of red wine behind the theology section, 1950s vintage. https://t.co/fe5BvT9ZQC
16 February 2020

A master at work! Thanks Peng 😊😯🎨👏 https://t.co/caJmDUP7yS
25 January 2020