The Heritage Centre is at Bideford’s former railway station. The railway opened in 1855, being extended from Barnstaple and ran onwards to Torrington in 1871. For many years direct trains ran to and from London Waterloo, including the famous “Atlantic Coast Express.” Sadly the line fell victim of
The Burton Art Gallery and Museum is over 65 years old. With its friendly team of staff and volunteers, it has been celebrating, exhibiting and nurturing all kinds of artists since being established on 31 October, 1951 by Thomas Burton and Hubert Coop.
Way of the Wharves is a volunteer lead community project researching and communicating the history of the the wharves at East the Water. Connected to Bideford by the long bridge East the Water has a long industrial history including: shipbuilding, lime kilns and horticulture, potteries and tobacco
The Steamship Freshspring Trust is a not for profit organisation based in North Devon, whose aim is to return SS Freshspring to operation, preserving the past and inspiring knowledge for the future. The Trust aims to advance the education of the public through the preservation and operation of an
Who would of thought, a meeting on a cold miserable February day, could turn out so well, with just one random idea? Tonia Quance of Businesses of Bideford (B.O.B) thought how wonderful it would be to have our very own bronze Tarka in Bideford. After much fund raising, and with the help of many