This Autumn, come and spend an hour or two browsing this extensive collection of art works, books, music and theatre memorabilia including:

Fine arts – a collection of art works and large books of photographs of classic works of art
Play scripts, and books about playwrights, drama, actors, directors of theatre and film
Biographies of writers, composers, politicians and ‘movers and shakers’
Music scores, and books about music and composers
Theatre and Opera programmes garnered over 50 years from the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, Covent Garden, Sadler’s Wells, London and regional theatres and overseas
Novels by authors such as Iris Murdoch, Margaret Attwood, Mervyn Peake, Kazuo Ishiguro, and early editions of Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Scott and others.
This painting is one of many by Monica Shallis
Poetry from Beowulf to Yevtushenko
Philosophy – both Western and Eastern
Science, psychology, spirituality, religions and belief, mysticism, personal growth
A range of books on history,
geography, and living sustainably
Issues – political, social, environmental
…and much more!
All this is in Monica’s house, a haven of tranquillity and the ideal place to relax, stretch your mind,
and escape into a less frenetic world.



Visiting the Collection

In the autumn of 2019 the Collection will be open for visitors to browse at no charge at these times:

     Heritage Open Days 2019

  • Saturday 14th September       11am – 3pm

  • Wednesday 18th September   12noon – 2pm

The opening times are limited because Monica’s house is still a private home.  It’s at 23 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HF – between the Clocktower and the prison – and is 5 minutes’ level walk from Exeter Central Station.  The nearest car park is Queen’s Terrace, EX4 4HY (off Hele Road).

If you would like any further information or to book a place please ring Mary on 01392 425777