Families can enjoy a short history of the world in a new exhibition at Exeter’s historic Guildhall starting on Saturday, July 24.
This history of the world will be told by BBC Radio Devon and Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) using 10 choice objects from the museum’s collections. These objects have been chosen for the stories they tell. Together they reveal a history encompasses the world and yet retains a local focus.
Revealing history through objects is one of the most important things that museums do. Of course it can only be ‘a’ not ‘the’ history; there are many and, thanks to constant research and to new scientific techniques, what we know about museum objects is increasing and the stories they can tell continue to grow.
A History of the World in 10 Objects runs from Saturday, July 24 to Tuesday, September 7. The Guildhall is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm (closed bank holidays), and entry is free. Families can also enjoy associated family activity days at St Nicholas priory and Exeter Cathedral Chapter House.
The exhibition mirrors the BBC Radio 4 series, A History of the World in 100 Objects, narrated by Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum: for more information visit the BBC’s website. See the local perspective and hear BBC Radio Devon podcasts about local objects via the In Your Area button on the website.