Sealife: Glimpses of the Wonderful

On Saturday, we decided to take a spontaneous trip on the train into Exeter and visit the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. We have been there many times with the boys as it is such a fun, interactive place for them to visit. The RAMM has a new ‘Sealife, Glimpses of the Wonderful’ exhibition on, which is running from May until September.

We had lots of fun exploring the crabs and anemone’s inside the tank with a magnifying glass.  Next there was a dressing up corner. My biggest son was game for dressing up but the little one wasn’t so keen to dress as a lobster!

There was lots of hands on things to do, perfect when you have a very inquisitive 3 year old. We listened to the ocean in shells.

We had fun looking at different items under the magnifying glass, zooming in and focusing on seashells and crab shells.

We also created our own anemone’s using shapes on a lightbox. As well as the hands on parts for the boys, i really enjoyed all the information and gorgeous pastel pictures that were spread throughout the exhibition.

I enjoyed learning about the #2minutebeachclean, something that everyone could take part in when out at the coast. It could save so much sealife if we first make sure we take all our own rubbish home with us but also pick up anything that may have got washed up during the last high tide.

We will be back soon to revisit the exhibition, so if you are visiting Exeter area, it really is worth taking a look.

The exhibition is running from May until September and the best part it is completely free to visit! So you can spend as little or as much time as you feel you need. As well as the Sealife exhibition, the rest of the RAMM is also worth a visit. My boys love the full size giraffe/elephant and more that they have there.


  1. Jo
    26th May 2017 / 10:11 am

    We had so much fun when we visited the exhibition. All the hands on activities are great.

  2. 29th May 2017 / 12:27 pm

    This looks amazing! Can’t believe is all free?! This is definitely on our to do list, thank you 🙂

    • 31st May 2017 / 3:15 pm

      It’s great to just pop in and do a couple of rooms at a time, being free to enter you’re not limited on how much time to spend there x

  3. Emma | Devon Mum
    30th May 2017 / 8:42 pm

    This looks really good. I haven’t visited here yet so I really need to put it on my places to visit x

    • 31st May 2017 / 3:14 pm

      It’s a fantastic place to visit with the kids. Lots of interactive things to do and see x

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