Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

Organisation: Museum

Collections held: Police, Prisons

Dates: 1700-1799, 1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1949

Our museum holds a small collection of objects and art relating to the police and prisons in Exeter, including the Exeter Javelin men, the Guildhall and the Custom House. Some items are available through our online collections database, and all stored items are accessible by appointment. RAMM’s collections are a source of inspiration, and in 2016 a police truncheon featured in the digital artwork ‘Outlier Detection’ by Rod Dickinson.

Exeter City Council also owns and operates the Guildhall – formerly the courthouse for the city. They hold material which is allied but separate from our museum.
The Guildhall was used for several courts; City Assizes court (Monarchy Recorder Judges), courts of general Quarterly Sessions (City Recorder Judge), Provost Court and the most important court was the City court, commonly known as the Mayors court which sat here
each Monday.

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Any publications or other relevant material about the collection / history of the organisation?

Who can access the collection?

External (public), Online (digital records), Public (by appointment only)

How big is the collection?

Documents: Less than 10
Photographs: Less than 10
Objects: 11- 100
Artwork: Less than 10
Books/journals/magazines: None