RAMM’s 150th anniversary
This year, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery is celebrating a very special anniversary. 150 years ago, a new museum opened in Exeter, known then as the ‘Albert Memorial Museum, School of Art and Science and Free Library’. To celebrate RAMM’s 150th Anniversary, we’re recreating some of the events that took place in 1868, and we’ve added some new ones. There was a concert; and as part of the celebrations Exeter’s EMG Symphony Orchestra will perform a museum-inspired programme at Exeter Cathedral. Our Carnival of the Animals will be a new interpretation of the parade that took place on the day of the opening. We’ll also have exhibitions, a new children’s book about RAMM, a celebratory concert series, special merchandise, high profile speakers and an art commission. RAMM’s newly refurbished World Cultures galleries will also reopen in May. RAMM has also teamed up with Exeter Brewery to launch a special 150th anniversary beer – Albert’s Ale. We’re inviting everyone in Exeter to join with us in this spectacular celebration.