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On 6th June 2017 we successfully raised £5,005 with 58 supporters in 35 days

We are aiming to raise £10,000 towards the Long Bridge Wing at the Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon

by Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon Development Trust in Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom

Let's give Barnstaple the Museum it Deserves!

Help build the Long Bridge Wing.

We have a great Museum in Barnstaple and  it is one of the top 25 visitor attractions in the South West!  It is the place to discover the wildife, history and culture of North Devon.  It is packed with fascinating exhibits  and  there is a regular programme of temporary displays, events and children's activities.  The collections have grown so much over the last 30 years that we have some important objects in outside storage and no room to display them.

The Long Bridge Wing will provide a brand new Social History Gallery telling the stories of life in North Devon.  We will bring objects out of the store and work with our volunteers and local community to select and conserve the best items for display. Themes will include High Days and Holidays, Hatched, Matched and Dispatched and House and Home, as well as a celebration of Barnstaple Fair and our great manufacturers Shapland and Petter and Brannam Pottery.  An activities programme will bring the exhibits to life for children and adults.

The ambitious plans to build this new wing are fast  gaining momentum.  The building  plans have been approved and  our major funders have pledged  over £1.5 million.  

Crowdfunder is your opportunity to support and help us raise £10,000  to help fill the funding gap.  There are  lots of great rewards in return for your donation but the biggest reward of all is that by 2019 you will be able to visit the Museum with its brand new wing and all free of charge .

Barnstaple Museum is a bustling venue with permanent and temporary exhibitions, a tourist information centre, cafe and visitor facilities.  However  there are masses of artefacts in temporary storage,  an archaeology store that is bursting at the seams and a cafe with no running water.  There is no education room and just one toilet for staff and public.  An upgrade is desperately needed and this project will provide it.  The extension is carefully designed to fit in with the local architecture and will provide a new gallery, education room, cafe and shop.  A better flow  around the Museum means that we can relocate and upgrade the Undersea World exhibit and provide better toilets too.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Your Reward: 'I built the Long Bridge Wing'' button badge

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Your Reward : Your contribution will pay for a brick for the Long Bridge Wing and your name will appear in our donations book. You will get a certificate and a project badge!

£20 or more

1 of 15 claimed

£20 Reward

A tour of landmarks of Barnstaple's Historic Pottery Industry led by local archaeologists who have excavated and researched key sites Monday 17th July 10.30 to 12

£25 or more

1 of 25 claimed

£25 Reward

Your Reward : A Golden Ticket Private view of the new Wing! an exclusive tour of the new Wing prior to the opening night with a glass of wine

£25 or more

4 of 100 claimed

£25 Reward

Your Reward- An exclusive limited edition 'I Built the Long Bridge Wing' mug

£25 or more

0 of 30 claimed

£25 Reward

Your Reward: Behind the Scenes at the Museum and Gallery Tour before and after the project

£50 or more

6 of 75 claimed

£50 Reward

Your Reward: A floor tile with your name on it! - your name printed on our flooring (10 year lifespan)

£100 or more

3 of 25 claimed

£100 Reward

Your Reward: A floor tile with your community group or business name on it ! - your group name printed on our flooring (10 year lifespan)

£500 or more

4 of 100 claimed

£500 Reward

Your Reward: Your name on our Wall of Fame ! -- become a Project Supporter and see your name on our Wall of Fame inside the Entrance Hall. You will also get a Golden Ticket to the Private View of the New Wing

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

Your Reward: As a Project Sponsor you will have a high-profile thank you on our Wall of Fame and Golden Ticket invitations to a private tour of the new wing.

£5,000 or more

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£5,000 Reward

Your Reward: As a Project Patron you will make a fantastic contribution to the project. We will incorporate your name (or business name) with the artwork to be created on the outside of the new wing.

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