Displays, Exhibitions and Residencies
Find out what’s on in our vibrant new programme of displays, exhibitions and residencies.
A book is an item that may be reshaped, added to, or amended by the person who holds it. Many of our collection items at the DEI are the products […]
For St. Patrick’s Day this year we decided to draw on some items in the collection which relate to Ireland in some way. Some texts were written by Irish […]
Announcing the Devon and Exeter Institution and Quay Words shared writer-in-residence in March and April 2023 – Davina Quinlivan
The Devon and Exeter Institution and Quay Words are pleased to announce Davina Quinlivan as our shared writer-in-residence in March and April, focusing on the theme of Threads. Davina will […]
This new display highlights challenges to the colonial perspectives encountered in our Voyages and Travel book collection, both historical and modern, to give an idea of ‘the other side of the story’.
We're delighted to be taking part in England's largest celebration of history and culture again this year. The Heritage Open Days festival brings people together to celebrate their heritage, community and history, and offers the perfect opportunity to see hidden places and try out new experiences! The year's festival 'Creativity Unwrapped' shares England’s colourful history of creativity. celebrating the experts and enthusiastic amateurs whose passions and skills add something special to our daily lives.
From joining junior members to make your own astounding inventions, to discovering more about our delightful heritage haven and living library in the heart of the city, or viewing new works by Ingrid Pollard, artist, research partner and Turner prize nominee, we hope we can inspire you to take part in England's largest celebration of history and culture with us this year!
Motherhood in Devon is an exhibition which throws light on mothers' lives and experiences of motherhood, both historic and contemporary.