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We will be closed over the Christmas period

from 5.00pm Tuesday 23rd December 2014 and will open again 9.30am Friday 2nd January 2015

As part of our 125th Anniversary Celebrations we took over our old home on 24th October 2013 for An Evening with Mr Rock which included the premier of a short play written by our founder entitled Umbrella Courtship

Established in 1888 the North Devon Athenaeum houses an eclectic collection of books, documents, images and ephemera about Barnstaple, North Devon and beyond.

Athenaeum: from the Greek Goddess of wisdom, Athene, a literary club-room or library.