burton art gallery and museum
gallery highlights




Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

Telephone: 01237 471455
Email: info@theburton.org

Admission is Free
Open Daily 10am - 4pm
Sundays 11am - 4pm

November 05 - January 22

Clangers, Bagpuss & Co

On tour from the V&A

Meet Bagpuss, see the Soup Dragon and behold Noggin the Nog in this touring exhibition organised by the V&A Museum of Childhood.

Oliver Postgate’s voice and Peter Firmin’s puppets have shaped the childhood memories of millions since they started collaborating in the 1950s.

As well as telling the story of Bagpuss and the Clangers, this exhibition goes behind the scenes of some of their other creations: Pogles’ Wood, Noggin the Nog and Ivor the Engine.

Enter the world of Smallfilms to discover original puppets, sets, and filming equipment. See how characters developed, and learn how Oliver and Peter developed their stop-frame animation techniques. Then have a go yourself using 21st century technology.

The Burton is proud to be only the second gallery to show this exhibition in the UK.


November 19 - December 24

Annual Open Christmas Exhibition


In search of a beautifully unique, Christmas gift?

Organised by the Friends of the Burton, The Annual Open Christmas Exhibition is an opportunity for local artists, amateurs and professionals to exhibit alongside each other. With more than 200 works to choose from, you’ll find something amazing.

This is a great way to support The Burton while experiencing the best of North Devon’s artistic talent. If you’d like to submit your work, please see the Terms of Entry here or call 01237 471455.


Free preview event

Friday, November 18, 7pm


Handing in dates:

November 12 - 13, 11am – 4pm

lottery funded