We are proud to bring you our programme of regular events online. Click on ‘Isolation Creations’ or join us on Facebook and Twitter – stay connected.

What's on

William Savage’s Practical hints on decorative printing (1822)

From the early 19th century, Koenig & Bauer’s new steam-powered double-cylinder printing press, capable of printing over 1100 sheets an hour, disseminated information fast. The circulation of The Times newspaper increased from 5,000 to 50,000 by the middle of the century. However, not all printing was about speed – in 1822 William Savage published his guide to fine art printmaking – still a popular art form today.

Read More

Our Region Revealed Jigsaws

A fun way to engage with our collections, these pictures are all newly digitised illustrations from Our Region Revealed project. Whatever your age. Each puzzle can be adapted - from a 6-piece puzzle for little ones to a 1000-piece puzzle for experts - you decide!

Read More

Stories of Spirited Children

Lunchtime Lecture: Sometimes, though we try very hard, we don’t always behave how we would like to! Keep out of mischief with these stories about spirited children.

Read More

Update on opening hours

Due to the current situation the DEI will remain closed until further notice.
In the meantime we are proud to be bringing much of our programme and events online to provide diversion, entertainment and activities while we are all shut away from the real world. Keep checking our website and social media for new content.

Read More

Current Vacancies

We are tendering for a Conservation Architect.
The Devon and Exeter institution is Grade II* listed building adjacent to a Scheduled Monument which houses an independent library and dating from 1813. We have been an educational charity since 1989. We completed a major structural restoration to the roof on time and on budget, between 2015-2017 funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England.
We are now seeking to appoint an architect to deliver the preliminary works for the development phase of another major National Heritage Lottery Funded project.

Read More