We are a thriving Independent Historic Library and Educational Charity, welcoming new members of all ages.
We are open as usual: Tuesdays to Fridays 10am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm.
Contact us:
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Support us

For over 200 years the Devon and Exeter Institution has been a centre for radical thinking and public education in Science, Literature and the Arts. Its collections date from the late 15th century with some items containing even earlier fragments. We need your support to help us to preserve the Institution and its remarkable collections for future generations and to continue to reach out to our membership and the wider community with our learning and engagement programmes. Below are some of the ways you can make a difference.

Make a donation now

Your donation will be a valuable contribution to the Devon and Exeter Institution and will help us to preserve our Grade II* listed building and heritage collections.

In the spirit of the 19th century scientists who founded the Devon and Exeter Institution we have adapted our research service and learning and engagement programme so that we can continue to connect with our members and supporters at this challenging time. However, like many cultural institutions, we face very challenging times ahead. With your support we know that we will be able to emerge from this time even more resilient and with a deeper appreciation for the Institution and the role it plays in our lives. We have a long and vibrant history and we want to ensure the Institution continues to inform, inspire and intrigue generations to come. Whatever you are able to give, thank you.