"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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The Institution is unchanged from its original form, except for the installation of electric light and gas-fired central heating, and has a Grade II* rating in the statutory list of historic buildings in the city of Exeter.

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A heartwarming / eye opening thread on public libraries in 2019 https://t.co/Ad8DoesU8V
18 May 2019

A close up of our Terrestrial Globe, “exhibiting the tracks and discoveries of Captain Cook,” c.1815. https://t.co/1sDfZeLxGA
11 May 2019

The spotlight is on our travel literature section today, including some of Scott’s diaries from his last voyage, an… https://t.co/tF7Yj8AiB1
11 May 2019