Many architectural fragments of historical interest have been collected by RAMM. They include an important collection of fragments from post-medieval buildings in Exeter, and the nationally-important Hems collection of woodwork.
Highlights of the collection include:
The Hems Collection of woodwork. An outstanding collection of nearly 500 pieces of medieval woodwork, collected by the Exeter master sculptor Harry Hems. The pieces were originally displayed in Hems' workshop to inspire his craftsmen in their world-renowned work. The pieces now form one of the best collections of Medieval woodwork in Britain.
Architectural fragments from historic Exeter buildings. Acquired by the museum since the early 20th century, many of these items were salvaged during renovation or demolition of historic buildings in the post-war redevelopment of the city. The collection includes fragments of woodwork and plasterwork from the city's Tudor houses, and fragments and casts of stonework from the Cathedral and the Guildhall.