The Devonshire Association wishes to develop closer ties with societies and organisations that have complementary interests and objectives. Listed below are various bodies with whom we have been recently involved and/or others of particular relevance to DA members.


Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM)

RAMM’s collections document the natural and cultural history of the City of Exeter within a regional, national and international context. RAMM was crowned ‘Museum of the Year’ in 2012, following an extensive redevelopment project.


The Devon and Exeter Institution (DEI)

The DEI was founded in 1813 ‘for promoting the general diffusion of science, literature and art, and for illustrating the natural and civil history of the county of Devon and the City of Exeter’. The library contains some 35,000 volumes and a unique collection of local newspapers – some dating from the 18th century – as well as maps, prints and drawings.


The Plymouth Athenaeum

The Plymouth Athenaeum (formerly The Plymouth Institution) was founded in 1812 and is open to everyone with an interest in the study and promotion of the arts, literature, science and technology. It houses a local interest library and boasts a 340-seat theatre.


Devon Historic Churches Trust

The Devon Historic Churches Trust is dedicated to funding repairs and maintenance to places of Christian worship in the Diocese of Exeter and throughout Devon. Funding for its grants comes from the generosity of its supporters: either by donations, membership subscriptions, fundraising activities or legacies.


Geologists’ Association (GA)

Founded in 1858, the GA is a charitable organisation for all geologists and earth scientists, both professional and amateur. The Association publishes a news magazine, a series of guide books and a professional scientific journal.


Exeter Civic Society

An influential and respected local voice that aims to promote high standards of planning and architecture in Exeter. While preserving and protecting the historic buildings and features of Exeter, the Society also welcomes new development which will enhance the city whilst maintaining its character and beauty.