Do you have a thing for art and culture?If your answer is yes, then get ready to be wowed by Devon’s rich traditions and exhibits. In fact, if you are looking for the crown jewel of art and culture in the South West, this tourist destination, in its splendour, is where to be.That fact is very apparent in the unique yet friendly way of life of its natives, the architectural marvels populating its landscape, the vibrant markets rich in local produce, and the diverse assortments of art collections its museums harbours.
Must visit Arts and Culture experiences in Devon
Devon has the highest number of museums in a single county of the South West Region. With over 70 museums, you’re guaranteed to find a treasure trove of information and history. You can plan school trips, visit their exhibitions, lectures, have fun days out with the family, the possibilities are endless here, Visit their website, Check out their upcoming events and use the museum map to find the museum that’s closest to you.
A painting and pottery café, that let’s you create and customize your own piece of pottery for use. Step inside this colorful café and find fresh coffee and cakes along with loads of ceramic items, use the paints and stencils on offer to design your work and have them glazed and fired to perfection. Located on the only main road along Warren and next to the Welcome Family Holiday Park, Dawlish Warren. You and your kids can be creative geniuses.
Open till the 27th of October; take amusing and entertaining guided tours through a haunted landing and the secret passageways of Powderham Castle. You can also get engrossed in arts and crafts by the Nature Nook section, have your kids earn themselves a medal on the nature trail, street dance, join the forest school or indulge in Yoga at the castle. Providing a magical experience for adults and kids alike in a picturesque setting, just south of Exeter.
Now closed but reopening on the 14th of October, you can celebrate the launch of the new gallery with free entry. Explore the new gallery space and the history of modern art in the new gallery display, Involve your toddlers in the Toddle Tate events that allows under 5’s an their caretakers to investigate and explore art, join guided sessions for art tours around town.
Try to avoid the M5 on bank holidays and weekends. If you must use it then try as much as possible to start off very early or later on in the day. If its culture you need, start by taking a boat trip at the historic quayside in Exeter and find lampposts that were saved through the restoration, take a peaceful and brief walk to the cathedral and gaze at the historical and magnificent ceilings as well as the brilliant architecture. You can hire a bike at Devon Cycle Hire (01837861141; devoncyclehire.co.uk) if walking isn’t really your style.
With our help at Seek South West, you will get to explore all aspects of art and culture, in their beauty and diversity, that Devon has to offer. Call our helpdesk.