Devon Rural Archive

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Devon Rural Archive, Shilstone, Nr Modbury
PL21 0TW

  • Phone: 01548 830832

The Devon Rural Archive was launched in 2006 to promote a greater understanding of the county's rural domestic architecture. With a growing reference library and archive which are open to the public three days a week for private research our centre provides the perfect place to explore Devon's architectural heritage. This is complemented by regular exhibitions, various events and our very own research project through which a small team of Archaeologists visit and record the history, and development of manor houses and farmhouses across Devon. All this is situated in our purpose built facilities on the historic Shilstone estate in the heart of the South Hams.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 11am - 3pm. Other times by appointment.


Admission Free

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Guided tours
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Community outreach programme/service

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