While our museum and library is closed, you can still enjoy reading our stories and exploring our collections online, wherever you are.
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Read our stories
Dive into words and pictures exploring the connections between science, medicine, life and art.
Explore our digital collections
Explore thousands of freely licensed digital books, artworks, photos and images of historical library materials and museum objects.
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Portraits, from a distance
Join photographer Michelle Sank on her daily walk around Exeter. Strength, frustration, resilience and eccentricity all show in these candid images portraying life under the constraints of coronavirus lockdown.
Guide dogs or good dogs from the Middle Ages
Medieval illustrations often show blind people, sometimes with dogs. But working out whether these were actually guide dogs involves a mix of detailed detective work and expert speculation.