10 Facts About Our Document & Archive Collections

1. Our Document Catalogue Contains Over 14,000 Entries. While the catalogue may contain over 14,000 entries there are far more individual documents. There may be several pages or items covered under one entry. 2. We have even more items on loan with the North Devon Record Office When we moved into our current home thirty …

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10 Facts About the North Devon Athenaeum

Over the course of 2018 we are aiming to bring you a total of 130 facts about us and what we do to celebrate our 130th Anniversary. To kick things off, here are 10 facts about the Athenaeum in general. 1. An Athenaeum is a literary club-room, a library or place of learning. The word …

Beyond the Library…

Not all of our collections are held on-site, when we first opened our doors back in 1888 we were not just a library. We were also a museum and archive for Barnstaple and the North Devon area. Some of the items in our collections had been given to us when we were still the Literary …

Welcome to 2017

With a new year come new challenges and changes for the North Devon Athenaeum. Last year the way we work with the North Devon Record Office changed as did the public area we share with them. This year will hopefully see some exciting changes behind the scenes. We will be closed in early February to …