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Burton at Bideford

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Address: Kingsley Road, Bideford EX39 2QQ, England
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+44 1237 471455
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Free attraction with something for everyone

The Burton consists of the Tourist Information Office for visitors, bookings can be made for National Express Coaches. It has a shop selling cards, toys, books etc. The exhibition... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bideford, United Kingdom
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Burton consists of the Tourist Information Office for visitors, bookings can be made for National Express Coaches. It has a shop selling cards, toys, books etc. The exhibition galleries change frequently with interesting displays & exhibitions. A display corridor shows off the work of local craftsmen/women, this leads to The Café Du Parc run by a French owner. This... More 

Thank tonechris85
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called to Bideford after an aborted visit to Clovelly (the weather was horrendous!) And noticed the Burton as we parked. It's a surprisingly large space with an interesting museum upstairs and art gallery / cafe on the ground floor which seemed very popular and busy, plus there is a fantastic shop with lots on sale from local artists /... More 

Thank Craig H
Bideford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The latest exhibition is of some of the original items used to create childhood programmes such as the clangers,pogoles wood etc. It is not a big exhibition and there aren't hundreds of items but it is amazing to see how simply and crudely these props and puppets were . The clangers are knitted and a lot of mechano string and... More 

Thank van013
Braunton, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

At this Summer show they had over 200 paintings, woodturning, ceramics and textiles for sale, the best show each year for all ages

Thank Tricia G
Epping Essex
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I often visit the Burton art gallery when I am in Bideford. There is always something interesting to look at and their collection includes some beautiful local coastal painting and drawings that I love to see. There is also a good shop and local artists work for sale in the side gallery. The Café du Parc is a popular local... More 

Thank Erica055
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109 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Attended a preview evening last night of this new exhibition, which was packed. If you are the right vintage then this will take you nicely down memory lane.

Thank MargaretOkehampton
Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Having visited Bideford on many occasions I can't believe we missed this place. The gallery has some gems, the shop is full of gorgeous cards and gifts and the french style cafe serves the best coffee and cakes - for miles! The staff were kind and enthusiatic and from the programme of events it looks like there are some cool... More 

Thank jan t
Poole, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Living now mostly in Bideford we stroll down at least once or twice a month to view the art exhibitions, the crafts and have something to eat in the cafe. The cafe is wonderful with French pastries and cakes, crepes and tasty lunchtime food. It is always a highlight visiting the Burton. I also like the shop with its wide... More 

Thank susan h
Beverley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

It was pouring with rain when we arrived in Bideford and so we thought we would pop into the gallery & museum. This was when a shelter from the rain turned into something much more memorable. What a stunning place to visit. 1) Very pleasant and welcoming staff. 2) It was absolutely FREE!! 3) There is so much to see... More 

Thank Beryl W
Chester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We just saw this, and after a walk through Bideford (which was also very nice) we just dropped in - a lovely collection, with lots of interesting exhibits and local history (the model of the bridge outlining its long history was really nice to see). Costs £2 per pperson which is nothing nowadays - would you believe we came down,... More 

Thank Richard W

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