Events and Activities

Talks, Tours, Exhibitions and Courses


Staff are able to give talks on the work of Devon Heritage Services and to provide advice about the sources to use for various aspects of historical research, including local, landscape, family and building history.

James Green

Tours of the record office can be arranged for students, family and local history groups and other interested societies, and they can be tailored to a group’s individual requirements. For example, an introduction for students or others wishing to make intensive use of the searchroom will concentrate on the sources to use for the research that they wish to do and the procedures which apply, including registration, the use of finding aids and ordering of documents. Such visits are best conducted with groups of fewer than ten people on a weekday when the searchroom is open.

Other tours are usually conducted on Mondays when the office is closed to the general public. They include a display of original documents relating to the locality or interests of the group and there is usually an opportunity to visit areas of the office which are not normally open to the public, including strongrooms, document processing areas and the Conservation Studio. Larger groups of people, up to a maximum of approximately thirty, can be accommodated on these tours

The School Looks Around

Charges for talks and tours are:

External Talks and Presentation

  • £35 plus expenses (in advance and non-refundable)


  • £3.50 per attendee with a minimum charge of £50 per group

For other talks, presentations and events we will cost the event in advance and charge an appropriate fee based on the expense of running the event. For training events we will add charges based on the complexity of the course and the costs of staff time in preparation.

If you wish to arrange a talk, tour or other event, or simply wish to discuss the available options and the way in which they can be tailored to your requirements, please contact Brian Carpenter, Community and Education Development Officer.

Telephone: 01392 380573 (Tues -Frid 10am - 4pm)