10 Facts About Our Collections in the North Devon Record Office

The North Devon Record Office was opened in 1988 and we have been working alongside them ever since. 1. When the North Devon Record Office First Opened, they Charged for Viewing Their Collections…Except the Ones We had Put on Loan! Our Deed of Trust ensures anyone can view our collections for free, as such the …

10 Facts About The Last 30 Years

We Celebrated 30 years of working with the North Devon Record Office and North Devon Local Studies Library this month, here are 10 facts about the last 30 years 1. Since we moved into the library building there have been 3 Librarians and 5 Assistant Librarians for the Athenaeum. The current Librarian and assistant librarian …

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 …