22nd March, 2017

Easter activities at RAMM

All through the Easter school holidays there’s a great programme of free and low cost activities at RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum) – right next to Exeter Central station.

Why go by train?

  • 5-15 year-olds travel half-price
  • That means it’s just £2.20 for a child Off-Peak Day Return (Exmouth-Exeter)
  • Under 5s are free
  • Trains depart half-hourly from Exmouth
  • The journey takes just 28 minutes

Events programme

Little Explorers (Book in advance)


Tues 4th and 11th April
Child £6 | Siblings £3 | Courtyard, RAMM

A chance for under-fives to take a journey of discovery and take part in art and craft activities inspired by the museum’s collections. Parents, grandparents and carers can enjoy quality time with their little ones in a friendly, social environment. Book in advance with The Creation Station (0844 8244534 | 07925 653942 | online).

Family Activities: Sea and Do


Wed 5th, Thu 6th, Fri 7th, Thu 13th April | 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30 to 3.30pm
Free drop-in, suggested donation £2 | Courtyard, RAMM

Design a coastal or under-the-sea scene on a lightbox, make a badge featuring a sea creature, use a microscope or magnifying glass to examine more closely. Enjoy a mixture of activities linked to RAMM’s collections and exhibitions, all designed for families to interact while sharing enjoyable learning experiences.

Spend a few minutes or stay for hours and don’t forget to bring a camera to capture those special moments. One of a series of lively family activities linked the RAMM’s summer exhibition, Sea Life: Glimpses of the Wonderful.

Explore Roman Devon: Handling Sessions


Thu 6th April | 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30 to 3.30pm
Free drop-in | Making History gallery, RAMM

Explore the Roman collection and handle authentic and replica Roman objects and coins. Every first and third Thursday of each month.

Explore Roman Devon: Tours (Book in advance)


Thu 6th April | 11.30am and 2pm
Free but ticketed | Making History gallery, RAMM

Join a 30-minute tour to learn about life in Roman Devon and the story behind the collection. Tours leave from the courtyard. Each tour is limited to 8 people on a first-come-first-served basis. Every first and third Thursday of each month. Tickets are available online or from the RAMM reception in person or by phone on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Ancient Egyptian Activities (Book in advance)


Sat 8th April and Sat 3rd June | 11am to 3pm
£3 per child, adults free | Courtyard, RAMM

Help with a re-enactment of the mummification of Shep en-Mut. Have a go at the addictive Ancient Egyptian game of Senet. Join the Scribe School and learn how to write hieroglyphs. Tickets are available online or from the RAMM reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Ancient Egyptian Tours (Book in advance)


Sat 8th April and Sat 3rd June | 12noon, 12.30pm and 2pm
Free but ticketed | Egyptian Tomb, RAMM

Join a 30-minute tour of the Ancient Egyptian Collection. Visit the tomb of Shep en-Mut. Tours are limited to 8 people on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets are available online or from the RAMM reception in person or by phone on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Family Activities: Origami Workshops: Folded Friends (Book in advance)


Wed 12th April | 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30 to 3.30pm
£5 per child | Meeting Room A, RAMM

Have you ever wondered how the Japanese are able to make wonderful models by folding a single piece of paper? Here is a chance to find out and have a go for yourself. Dr Robin Wootton is an Honorary Fellow (Insect Biomechanics) with the University of Exeter and a real enthusiast of Origami. Using RAMM’s Fly on the Wall gallery as inspiration, he will discuss how insect wings work whilst teaching how to make beautiful insects.

Dr Wootton is a professional entomologist whose research field is insect flight mechanics, particularly the engineering and operation of insect wings. He has given talks and demonstrations to audiences from artists to aeronautical engineers but one of his main enthusiasms is to inspire children’s interest in amazing things, whether insects, the beauty of paper, animal illustrations, paper-folding, folding mechanisms, origami history and Japanese artistic tradition.

This is one of a series of lively family activities linked the RAMM’s summer exhibition, Sea Life: Glimpses of the Wonderful. Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

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