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

For Families

At The Burton, one of our main goals is to become more Family Friendly. We started Kids Krate in 2010 (now called Crafty Kids for Under 5's), which has been a great success with over 1000 children, parents and guardians attending, many on a regular basis as well as one off attendances by holidaymakers.


We're introducing family friendly signage within the permanent collection displays on the first floor including an activity trail led by Pie-Rat, our museum mascot, for parents and children to follow together.


Every school holiday we offer The Burton Art Trolley, an Art Trolley providing a self-led activity. The Art Trolley is kindly sponsored by The North Devon Branch of The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS). This is a free activity however donations are gratefully received.

Throughout the year we offer a variety of events again aimed at families to enjoy or get to know the Burton together, many of these events coincide with national or local events, such as Bideford Heritage Day organised by Bideford 500 or the Big Draw, and Museums at Night.


As much as possible we try to offer our family activities for free, or welcome a donation, but many events and activities may require booking, so please check event details, and to book your place, contact The Burton.

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